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In this day of medicine, where the “alternative” is natural health support versus drugs and surgery, an understanding of the basic philosophy behind the “alternative” and who you are dealing with becomes important. A fundamental belief in the body’s ability to heal is seen virtually with all “alternative” practitioners; However the process, approach, and extent of what “healing” means is seen as a primary variable as to who’s approach is in line to your belief system.
Unfortunately, alternative medicine is rapidly accepting the framework of traditional medicine as the diagnosis and treatment of disease, only treating with natural substances instead of drugs and surgery. Science is continually showing that the use of basic physiology support with nutrients and/or herbs can have positive outcomes in regards to the treatment of various disease processes. This is great!!! However, this is where our clinic viewpoint of disease varies wholeheartedly from this accepted norm. We attempt to follow the principles found in the historic application of Nature Cure.
If you accept this model of disease and treatment thereof,
then you acknowledge that disease is an accepted part of normal physiology. We
do not believe this! Basic biology shows us that the function of each living
cell is to perform homeostasis and constantly work towards optimal health in the
given environment created for that cell. The question then comes as what
environment have you created for your cells? Additionally, based on this
created environment can we identify principle toxic components and focus therapy
at supporting the body to eliminate these burdens? Your symptoms are due to the
sum total of all your toxic burdens reaching a threshold point where your body
can no longer control or neutralize the daily toxic threat in addition to its
In this world of daily exposure to low levels of various toxic substance, many of which are known to bio-accumulate in fat tissue, your cellular environment is stressed. At what point, whether over 20-30 years or less, does you accumulation ability reach a saturation point where your cells can no longer store these toxins? This would lead to a constant low level of circulating toxins that can cause a variety of health related issues. If you don’t believed your exposed daily to toxic substances, then check out the Agency of Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (www.ATSDR.cdc.gov) and Environmental Protection Agency (www.epa.gov) Web sites and begin to read. Educate yourself!
Next, what about healing? Personally, I believe the God of this universe after creating man and saying that everything created was “very good” (Gen. 1:31), did not have disease in mind for our bodies. Additionally, the story of Job shows who can afflict us, and Acts 10:38 tells how Jesus Christ removes these afflictions. The Bible also tells us that God gave us the plants and animals as food on this earth (Gen. 9:3) for our health, and through his blessings and worship of Him, He will take away sickness and give you a full life span (Ex. 23:25-26).
So what do we do at our clinic? If you accept that disease, or symptoms of disease, is an indication that something is not right and your body is trying to signal you, then our job is to try and help you figure out what could be causing it. There are general detoxification supportive therapies such as constitutional hydrotherapy, classical hydrotherapy, colon cleansing kits, far-infrared sauna, and functional nutrition and/or herbal support. However, the idea is to identify your personal burdens (food/chemical sensitivities and environmental factors from exposure history/potential) and functionally support your body, based on current signs/symptoms, to increase its effectiveness to handle or process these burdens and naturally restore health.