What Kind Of Symptoms Do You Have? Part 1

Are you suffering from either a chronic or acute illness or condition?  Are your symptoms moderate to severe?  Have you experienced pain from an old injury?  How is your treatment progressing?  Many “complimentary alternative medicine” (CAM) practitioners deliver dramatic results to their patients and clients.  Despite the controversy, “As of 2008, an estimated 38 percent of U.S. adults, along with 12 percent of children, use some type of complementary and alternative medicine.”


The medical community is coming on board, out loud, and in public: “A groundbreaking move was made by the American Board of Holistic Medicine (ABHM) in December, 2000; the first ABHM board review of holistic medicine, The “Art, Science, and Practice of Holistic Medicine” was presented in Denver, Colorado. Approximately 200 M.D.’s sat for the first ABHM certification examination.”


“The opening statement of the Art, Science, and Practice of Holistic Medicine course included this statement:  “Holistic medicine is based on the core belief that unconditional love is life’s most powerful healer. At its essence, the practice of holistic medicine embraces a spirit of interdisciplinary and physician-patient cooperation; balances the mitigation of causes with relief of symptoms; integrates conventional and complementary therapies…”

As a Clinical Reflexologist, I am enthused about the convergence of heretofore “divergent” approaches to health, wellness and healing.  Critics of CAM come from many angles.  What matters to me is results.  And method.  Professional integrity, rigorous professional standards and code of ethics are critical to my success as well as the success of the CAM industry.  What that means to you is this: you can exercise your awareness to assess the pros and cons of your current treatment plan, exercise your discernment to find a plan that gives you confidence and exercise your management skills to co-create a plan that delivers real confidence based on real results.

Wenesday: Part 2

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