A Return to Self: An Embodiment of Integrative Medicine.
Inspired by my patients, the works of Dr. Hahnemann, Dr. Villoldo and Marianne Williamson
We are in a gorgeous time where people are seeking help beyond allopathic (conventional) means. Integrative health clinics are springing up everywhere and the word “alternative medicine” is on the tip of everyone’s tongue. What is it we are truly seeking and what can these modalities honestly provide?
I will be sharing with you the success I have had with the modalities I have embodied and taken on as an Integrative health practitioner.
Alternative medicine indicates that it is the alternate to what is considered the most common and desired forms of medicine. But the reality is, what is considered alternative is actually just another form of medicine and most of these modalities have been practiced a lot longer than what we identify with as conventional medicine today.
Unfortunately, we have been misled on many levels. Whether we have cancer, a neurological condition, mental illness, deep seeded grief, autoimmune condition - whatever the case may be, we all want to get cured & healed. It is not when allopathic medicine has run out of options that we resort to ourself, but in the immediate to ensure shift and change. Often pathology can be reversed because it is natural to the body. Conditions don’t just arise out of the blue, there is always that instance where there has been a shift in the organism. Therefore, what has naturally occurred in the body, can most often be reversed naturally.
Through whatever trauma or illness we are experiencing, we are wanting to reconnect with ourselves. Conventional medicine of course has its place, it works beautifully in emergency medicine, but with chronic and even acute conditions there are modalities which reconnect us back to ourselves and truly allow us to cure and heal ourselves quickly and naturally.
No one can cure or heal ourselves, but ourself. An excellent practitioner has acquired the skills to be a mediator between the patient and the appropriate remedy or skill set. It is also going beyond what is now considered “Green Medicine”, where we pump ourselves up on supplements to achieve cure. Supplements have their place, but they can also suppress the natural dis-ease. We want to be moving away from this idea of suppression. Suppression continues to push things back into the body; we want to be releasing and removing what is not helpful and healthy from the body.
There are sometimes steps to acquiring a complete state and it is an ongoing process. To live in complete homeostasis (balance) is very difficult because we are dynamic beings and daily life is like little waves, but it’s how we deal with the obstacles we are faced with.
I will be sharing cases and offering tools to help one foster change. In the immediate it is about paying attention to the subtle signs we are being presented with. We may stumble upon a book or this blog and it intrigues one to take a step further. Pay attention to those subtle occurrences because they are all around you, offering you information and insight.
How often though have you read an incredible book with so much helpful information about your diagnosed condition or about general health and well being, but you find it difficult to embody the principles and ideas into the self? Illness and trauma gets lodged in the organism and this is when pathology starts to present itself. It is sometimes very hard to embody those desired teachings when there are true blocks and pathology that needs to be dealt with.
Understanding pathology is not about a definition of a diagnosed condition, but understanding that everything is considered pathology; pathology is dwelling on the past, irregular menstrural cycles, sexual health, skin eruptions, everything that the organism is presenting is considered pathology and it is going beyond what is considered common presentations to pathological diagnoses.
We all have our stories and those stories are important to tell at least once. It is our stories that indicate where cure and healing need to take place. Once what needs to be addressed has been indicated, we then work towards going beyond our stories so our mental/ emotional and physical stories & ailments stop defining us.
In best of health,
Rachel Levine MSc, DSHomMed
Rachel Levine has a Master of Science in Integrative Health and is an honours graduate from the Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine. She also works with earth based energetic practices taught by Dr. Alberto Villoldo. Her work has been published in Integrative and Homeopathic Medicine journals and she has spoken Nationally and Internationally. Rachel is based in Montreal, but her practice spans nationally and internationally; she has patients throughout North America, Europe and South Asia.
Currently she is a supervisor at the Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine and will be teaching at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine.
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