Your body has innate healing processes that can produce miraculous results. A major goal of our integrative health practice is to help you trigger those processes and remove anything obstructing their operation. That’s why Dr. Susan Jamieson built this practice, and has continued her studies in holistic healthcare and functional medicine.
Your body wants to heal itself. If you have a chronic condition, your body needs help in removing barriers to healing.
What Is Vibrant Good Health?
How’s your health? Can you claim all of these?
- Positive mental outlook
- Enjoying your food and digesting it easily
- Vibrant energy to comfortably get through your day
- Restful and restorative sleep
- Freedom from pain and stiffness
- Working memory
- Ability to handle reasonable stress
- Sexual energy and interest
- Optimistic, happy enjoyment of life
Traditional medicine doesn’t address (or even care about) most of these, yet they are necessities for a positive quality of life. Most doctors will approach complaints about sleeplessness, pain, or stiffness with prescription drugs that treat the symptoms, without ever attempting to discover the root of the issue and cure it. Sadly, often those prescription medications in themselves block your body’s innate healing.
There’s a place for prescription medications, but they’re not the only answer to wellness. In our integrative medical practice we borrow solutions from both Eastern and Western medicine.
Barriers to Innate Healing
Sometimes, the biggest barrier to innate healing is our misperception of the issue. Your body’s attempts to heal can be misconstrued as disease processes. Here are a couple of examples to clarify:
Most people are chronically dehydrated. The body attempts to compensate by reducing water loss. This can involve constricting your bronchial tubes so that less water is lost through respiration. This constrained breathing is easy to misconstrue as allergies or asthma, but all your body really needs is sufficient water. Your blood pressure can also go up, since there’s not enough fluid circulating. Hydration is at the root of the problem, and adding medications can’t fix that root, although they can mask the symptoms, which may put even more strain on your body.
Another example is detoxification. Many people, as much as 40% of the population, have genetic mutation that impairs their ability to take in certain B vitamins which are used in a cycle that removes toxins from the body. If you begin eating healthier or in some other way taking in more of those vitamins, you may get flu-like symptoms as your body rushes to remove accumulated toxins. Your innate healing is finally able to work because it has the resources it needs, but the process of healing can be misconstrued as illness, particularly if it happens quickly.
Triggering Innate Healing
Pure water, living nutrients from fresh raw organic plants, natural minerals and supplementary nutrition are often what the body needs to trigger innate healing. If your body is given the necessary resources and you remove sources of toxins and distress, healing can begin.
Our expertise is in judging when an alternative approach can help, and knowing which resources to add and which stresses to remove. Integrative medicine also strengthens adjacent systems to aid the healing of their neighbors. In other words, a resilient mental attitude can aid the body’s healing… and the reverse is true as well. Freedom from pain, optimal nutrition and quality sleep are excellent supports for the healing of mental illness.
Rebalancing out of whack nutrition, hormones or lifestyle components can free up your body’s self-healing abilities. Your innate healing is powerful, but sometimes it needs a little help to remove obstructions so that you can heal.