We have had the pleasure of having Dr. Joe Lindley speak at our South Support Group meeting in January. Dr. Lindley is a holistic health practitioner who has been in practice for over 40 years. He is a chiropractor, acupuncturist, and applied kinesiologist who utilizes homeopathy, therapeutic nutrition, and mind-body balancing techniques with his patients. His thoughtful and thorough approach to each patient is critical in determining what treatment modalities are best suited to their individual needs.
Lindley shared more about how the right holistic practitioner can complement the care received from neurologists and other conventional medicine practitioners. We have recorded this session so you, too, can learn more about these complementary therapies.
Dr. Lindley has written an introduction that we would like to share:
‘When faced with a major health crisis, one of the most important things you can do is to find a doctor who you trust, who will listen, and who will think ‘outside the box’. Because the cause of Auto-immune Encephalitis, in many cases, is unknown, it is vital that you choose a healthcare provider who has at their disposal a wide range of diagnostic modalities and treatment options.
Allopathic medicine’s approach is to treat the illness only, primarily focusing on the symptoms and utilizing drugs and surgery. This is warranted in so many medical cases. On the other hand, holistic healthcare follows Hippocrates’ dictum, ‘first do no harm.’ A holistic practitioner’s approach is to look at the human body as integrated and whole. They take into effect how the body reacts with its’ environment and its’ response to food, pollution, stress, medicine, and climate, to name a few. Most importantly, a holistic doctor sees the healing force as being WITHIN the body, and the physician’s role is to assist the body back to its’ state of healthy homeostasis.
I am a Chiropractor (non- force), Acupuncturist (laser and needle) and Applied Kinesiologist. I also utilize homeopathy, therapeutic nutrition, and mind-body balancing. I have treated AE patients, and I find that each one is unique and individual and requires different treatments because each body responds differently. Initially, I want to know if there is toxicity and what level of inflammation exists. There are four main systems in the body: structural, chemical, emotional, and nervous system. What are the stressors on these systems? Within this protocol and analysis usually lies the cause/condition of the disease. It can be an arduous task to find the right doctor who fits your needs, but it is well worth the work. Don’t be afraid to walk away if you are not getting results.
Good luck on your journey and search. At our clinic, we help people Live Well, Stay Well and Live an Extraordinary Life. That is what you so richly deserve too’.
Dr. Joe W. Lindley
Holistic health care is part of our Living with AE program.