Naturopathic medicine is a system that uses natural remedies to help the body heal itself. It embraces many therapies, including herbs, massage, acupuncture, exercise, and nutritional counseling.
‘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/Western 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