How do I know if this approach is right for me?
This approach is most suited to those seeking a holistic view of their health.
The holistic approach holds the premise that everything in the body is interconnected, including the relationship between the mind and body. Therefore, what we think and feel affects our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Rather than simply looking at the “trees”, the holistic view considers the “forest as a whole” and even the ecosystem that the forest dwells in.
However, this doesn’t mean everything is treated. It just implies that nothing is overlooked. In mechanical link osteopathy, the whole body is assessed to find the lynch pin—the key imbalance that is setting up the rest of the body for imbalance. In homeopathy, symptoms of body and mind are considered when selecting a homeopathic remedy. In Chinese medicine, seemingly unrelated symptoms can all be related to a pattern of functioning. In energy medicine, the flow of energy, or “chi”, supports the physical body and all of it’s functions. In functional nutritional medicine, one area of your body like your digestion is known to have a major impact on every other system in your body and can contribute to a range of health problems including blood sugar imbalances, cognitive concerns, mood issues, allergies, fatigue, immune problems, etc.
Whether your problem is a pain or injury, a mental/emotional concern, or a physical health problem—we take both a wide angle and narrow view to help you recover in the most efficient and effective manner.
This inclusive approach is best suited to those willing to take responsibility for their health and are open to making adjustments to their diet and lifestyle as needed.
The holistic nature of my practice draws from the conventional and the unconventional, the traditional and the modern, the scientific and the less well understood and takes into consideration body, mind and spirit.
If this approach feels right for you, I would be happy to work with you to achieve your health goals.
What types of conditions do you work with?
- Back and Neck Pain
- Car Accidents
- Frozen Shoulder
- Headaches & Migraines
- Herniated Discs
- Knee Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Sprains / Strains
- Women’s health
- Depression & Anxiety
- Digestive Disorders
- Children’s Health
- Chronic Fatigue
- Asthma & Allergies
- Cancer support
- Skin Conditions
- Acute coughs, colds, flus
- Conditions which have not been given a name by the medical profession
- And many more…
What happens in a session?
Each visit consists of two parts.
The first is a structural assessment and treatment to address imbalances in your physical function and to promote overall health. Your alignment, tissue mobility and nervous system are assessed and treated as needed using techniques such as mechanical link osteopathy, Bowen therapy and applied kinesiology techniques. These techniques address not only muscles and joints, but also organs, blood vessels, nerves and other tissues that impact whole body health.
The second part of the visit includes an assessment for any nutritional, homeopathic and/or herbal medicines that are required. Muscle testing is used to determine imbalances throughout the body. Dietary and lifestyle suggestions are provided.
How long are sessions?
Sessions are 1 hour for the first visit, then 40 minutes for subsequent visits.
How long will it take me to feel well?
In relatively simple cases, one or two sessions may suffice, while in more complex conditions a succession of treatments may be required. I strive to provide care which is non-dependent. The body contains its own self-healing mechanism. I simply assist this mechanism and let the body do the rest. Trust yourself that you can be well.
How often do I need to come?
Your first follow up is usually scheduled for 2 – 4 weeks after your initial visit. In some acute cases, I may need to see you sooner. Once you are feeling better, visits become less frequent, eventually leading to every few months and then to call me as needed. I generally suggest a maintenance tune-up every 3 – 4 months.
What about seeing a medical doctor?
The services provided in our clinic are a complement to the health care that is already provided by your medical doctor. We recommend that you maintain your relationship with your medical doctor, especially for emergency situations.
What is the goal of treatment?
The intention is for you to become healthy and feeling well so that you have little or no reliance on any medications or therapies—including those we provide.