“Compassion is not a relationship between healer and wounded, it is a relationship between equals” – Pema Chodrun.
WHAT IS INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE?
Integrative medicine is based on the partnership between doctor and patient who are co-creators in the journey of health. It honours the whole person and the inextricable connection between body, mind, and heart. It is a methodology that honours and supports the body’s self-healing ability and draws on the wisdom of ancient traditions and healing methodologies which are informed by evidence.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM AN INTEGRATIVE CONSULTATION
We look at the immediate health concern in the context of all other physical and emotional symptoms, unique body type, and life circumstances. Relief of symptoms is provided in a way that is least invasive and as natural as possible. This may involve the use of herbal or nutritional supplements, neuromuscular stimulation techniques, breathwork, and mindfulness training. Western medicine is prescribed if absolutely necessary. Relevant blood tests or other investigations are ordered as appropriate. A long term strategy is then designed to maintain and support optimum health and a more conscious lifestyle.