What is Health? I believe its Holistic and 4 fold

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I believe health is simple yet basically 4 fold.

The ultimate goal is to feel love for oneself, which allows for spontaneity and joyful living with a connection to ones higher self-allowing for intuition, creativity, empathy, connection to others and ultimately for health to flourish. To be truly whole and healthy there is nurturing to be done on several levels.

1. The physical.

I became a Naturopathic Doctor first, the science of the physical; the study of physiology, biology, pathology (what is disease), and what makes the physical body flourish on a cellular level is focused on. To support the human body in a natural way, to find the cause of disease and to do no harm is the ultimate goal.

This is achieved through optimal supplementation, proper nutrition, botanicals, herbs, Chinese herbs, as well as structural support through massage, hydrotherapy, and physical manipulation.

2. Cleanse and Detox.

Naturopathic Doctors recognize the need to cleanse and detox, an absolute must for the physical to flourish in this world we live in where we are over burdened with heavy metals, insecticides, toxins, and a less than perfect diet. Often the terrain needs to be cleansed and healed in order for ultimate health to become a reality.

3. Energetic/Mental/Emotional.

Naturopathic Doctors also recognize that the human body is more than physical, that there is an energetic component and that there is a connection between mental/emotional trauma or conflict and disease. Acupuncture, counseling and homeopathy are also studied.

I personally believe that the disconnect that happens through pain, and the energetic blocks that manifest on the physical level are one of the ultimate causes of disease that without addressing these often-subconscious programs, beliefs, and conflicts that occur because of them, the rest that is done to aid health is often a Band-Aid.

I therefore became ultimately interested in homeopathy and went on to get a degree in homeopathy after graduating as a Naturopathic Doctor. Homeopathy is an energetic medicine, that when matched to the whole person on every level, mental/emotional and physical, to a remedy, ….. the conflict, which is really just subconscious programming, disappears … allowing a true re-connection to joy to come forward in ones life and for ultimate health to return.

Of coarse every one is different and so not only are the patterns causing the disease different but also the remedy, the number of remedies, the amount (dose), and potency, (energetic strength) are also always different. It treats the individual as an individual at every level.

I find homeopathy fascinating as it comes from something that exists naturally on earth, a plant, mineral, nosode, or from the animal kingdom, (mammal, bird, reptile, taken from the milk, venom or a feather), …. all of these elements (beings) not only carry an energetic story and signature but when matched to the quality needed to be healed in us, not only heal, but show the intimate connection we have to this planet and everything on it. One feather, or leaf, one drop of milk can produce thousands of pellets, treat thousands of people and animals. It is reproducible, at no expense to the planet, and is a very sustainable and highly effective. Homeopathy is a beautiful medicine.

It was during my studies to become a homeopath that I discovered Schussler tissue or cell salts, which are a combination of homeopathy and a cellular / physically supportive medicine. It was discovered by Schussler that the human body needed 12 essential minerals to be healthy and that when one was missing disease would develop. These salts also have an energetic component and a connection to the mental / emotional, but in a simpler way than homeopath (which connects deeper, is often more spontaneous in healing but very complex, needing much study and covers some 2000 remedies).

Tissue salts consist of only 12 remedies and can be learned and used successfully to treat many diseases. It is therefore an empowering medicine for many as they can successfully treat themselves.

I believe we ultimately need to take responsibility for our own health. To take time to nurture ourselves, to exercise, to discover our reasons for being sick to listen to our pain, to resolve it and to listen to Mother Earth and our own intuition in how to heal ourselves.

And so, I talk passionately about tissue salts because they are simple to use, are effective, inexpensive, and allow for self-empowerment.

I talk passionately about homeopathy because I feel it is a beautiful medicine that deals with the ultimate cause of disease, inner pain, which cuts us off from our ultimate joy and therefore health.

When choosing a remedy, the ultimate goal is to LISTEN to what someone has to express in every way, the song of the individual which carries the truth of what the spirit is trying to express, in joy and in pain, and just to listen for what remedy comes forward to bring the person more into health in body, mind and emotion.

4. A positive attitude free from programmed beliefs and fear.

Finally, I feel the way we look at disease is part of the problem. It is not to be feared … as we are programmed to believe. It serves a purpose and is usually just a way for our body to signal that something is wrong, out of balance, to teach us something … or it may be there to bring the body back into balance and train the immune system. Either way it is not the enemy. It is often our friend and simply one of the ways toward transforming into wholeness.

 

About the author ...

Jayne Marquis is a Naturopathic Doctor and a Homeopath living in Caledon Ontario just outside of Orangeville. Jayne believes Homeopathy to be a profound form of medicine and is constantly excited by the beautiful healing she has experienced when treating with a classical approach (meaning one remedy treats the whole person) and gets to the original cause of disease in a direct, effective and simple way. Homeopathy is based on the principle of like cures like and treats at the deepest level (energetic, mental, emotional) where much disease begins.She then uses her Naturopathic skills to cleanse, detox and structurally make the human body as healthy and whole as it can be. Jayne Currently works at Better Health Clinic in Orangeville Ontario, and The Clinton Chiropractic and Wellness Centre in Clinton.

Jayne's articles are featured in these blogs:
   Windwood Clinic, http://www.windwoodclinic.com/
   Better Health Clinic, http://www.betterhealthclinic.ca/
   Journey of Imagination, http://blog.journeyofimagination.com/category/health/ and
   New Earth Nation, http://newearth.institute/academies/wellness-academy/

Why its important to love ourselves, and why I believe homeopathy helps with that!

Most of us grow up knowing we should love ourselves first, in order to love. I have heard this many times, and have said it to others many times.

But not until recently did I question WHY. Why is it so important? And so ……down a rabbit hole I went.

I think, that every one on planet earth is part of a master’s class. It’s why we should be proud of ourselves, just for having the faith and courage  to be here. And, it’s why we are worthy of love in its purest form. Every one of us is worthy, infinite, and beautiful.

However, we come in with blinders on to anything more than what we can see, feel, touch…with our 5 senses.

WE are dealt some cards that leave us uncertain of love, of our true purpose and our true form.

This uncertain way becomes our unique way of looking at the world. It becomes our way of experiencing life, in a way that is slightly distorted… warped by pain and circumstance. It is human existence.

Many ask what is the purpose of life? WHY are we here? Maybe its to change to vibrate to  experience life. First  in a way that is limited, reduced, different but to still find love within. Not just love, but brilliant, untarnished, exuberant, enthusiastic love, for who we are.   And with that, we then vibrate at a level that connects us to more. We have achieved joy through a vast maze of fog and trepidation.

I  believe, the way we look at the world, and what we experience from the world is like looking in a mirror. If we experience distortion on the inside, it is what happens on the outside.

And so, that’s why, change and love is an inside job.

WE can’t tell the mirror, hey!! Change!! I don’t like what I’m seeing!! …”Smile and be happy”, …..Because, IF we are still frowning and pained inside. The reflection in the mirror is frowning and pained. WE can only change the reflection if we smile first. Then what is mirrored back is THAT.

AND SO, if we are able to love ourselves, then we would only create love for ourselves on the outside. We would only experience what IS loving, and then we would only experience those things, people and creatures with the same loving vibration.

It’s again why I love homeopathy!! It helps take off the glasses of distortion.  The glasses being  a metaphor for the subconscious beliefs.  that stop us from loving ourselves. The beliefs that stop us from creating beauty and harmony on the OUTSIDE, all because of the distortion on the INSIDE. This distortion is just a subconscious belief, program or conflict. Homeopathy finds the program and treats it.

With the distortion removed, we are able to smile again from the inside, and everything changes. Health, well being, AND what happens on the outside.

It’s why many people say…..when I took this remedy everyone changed around me….

I’ve always thought WOW, but not until recently did I realize WHY. It is simply the mirror affect. When we change on the inside, everything changes.

When we love ourselves we give permission to ourselves to follow and do what excites us, and be who we really are.

IS to love ourselves simply to become more of what we really are?

And so, I believe, this is why it is so important to love ourselves. Because then, we flow, …..seeing more, feeling more, sharing more, and possible changing so much more.

About the author ...

Jayne Marquis is a Naturopathic Doctor and a Homeopath living in Caledon Ontario just outside of Orangeville. Jayne believes Homeopathy to be a profound form of medicine and is constantly excited by the beautiful healing she has experienced when treating with a classical approach (meaning one remedy treats the whole person) and gets to the original cause of disease in a direct, effective and simple way. Homeopathy is based on the principle of like cures like and treats at the deepest level (energetic, mental, emotional) where much disease begins.She then uses her Naturopathic skills to cleanse, detox and structurally make the human body as healthy and whole as it can be. Jayne Currently works at Better Health Clinic in Orangeville Ontario, and The Clinton Chiropractic and Wellness Centre in Clinton.

Jayne's articles are featured in these blogs:
   Windwood Clinic, http://www.windwoodclinic.com/
   Better Health Clinic, http://www.betterhealthclinic.ca/
   Journey of Imagination, http://blog.journeyofimagination.com/category/health/ and
   New Earth Nation, http://newearth.institute/academies/wellness-academy/

Better Health Clinic welcomes Dr. Jayne Marquis, Naturopathic Doctor, Homeopath

Jayne became a Naturopathic Doctor first, falling in love with the principles of Naturopathic Medicine, which resonated profoundly.

Naturopathic Medicine is a 4-year post University study covering all aspects of physiology, pathology diagnosis and treatment in Natural modalities. It is a primary health-care system, which treats health conditions by utilizing the body’s inherent ability to heal. Naturopathic physicians aid the healing process by incorporating a variety of alternative methods based on the patient’s individual needs – nutrition, botanical medicine, homeopathic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture. Diet, lifestyle, and personal history are all considered when determining a health care regimen, using the following modalities.

• clinical nutrition
• botanical medicine
• traditional chinese medicine & acupuncture
• homeopathy
• lifestyle counselling

It was during her studies to become a Naturopathic Doctor that she decided to treat as a Naturopathic Doctor; but to specialize in homeopathy.

It was with homeopathy that she saw the deepest healing. And so after graduating from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine she went to Ontario’s top school in Homeopathy (The Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine) for 2 more years to become a Homeopathic Doctor. She also graduated from Louis Kleins 3 year master Clinicians coarse in homeopathy and has studied the homeopathic masters; Jan Sholten, Frans Vermeulen, Sankaran and Divya Chambra and more.

Definition

Homeopathy is a system of medicine based on the philosophy that “like cures like,” or “similar must be cured by similar.” The remedy must match the patient’s symptoms on all levels for the remedy to be considered “similar.” When the remedy matches the patient’s condition perfectly, the remedy is said to be the “simillimum.” This is the remedy that will produce complete healing.

Homeopathy’s miracle lies in its ability to treat the mental and emotional body and physical disease in tandem. As a result, homeopathy is truly holistic. While physical disease symptoms can be alleviated without healing the underlying mental and emotional disturbance, inevitably, the unhealed emotional pain will reappear on the physical level, sometimes in a more severe form.

The clinical emotional and psychological conditions for which homeopathy is most suitable:

• Depression
• Anxiety
• Phobias
• Stress
• Anger • Mental illness
• Attention deficit disorder
• Excessive worry, panic
• Issues in relationships
• And much more

Examples of physical conditions homeopathy can treat:

• Asthma
• Skin conditions
• Fibromyalgia
• Digestive disturbances • Menopause symptoms
• Cancer
• Cold/flu
• And much more

“The highest ideal of therapy is to restore health rapidly, gently, permanently; to remove and destroy the whole disease in the shortest, surest, least harmful way, accordingly to clearly comprehensible principles.”

Homeopathy prides itself in being gentle, yet thorough. In addition, it aims to address the entire person, not just the disease, and not just the affected parts. In homeopathy (and naturopathic medicine) it is understood that the individual is more than the sum of its parts.

About the author ...

Stacey Ayres, Osteopath Manual Practitioner, Registered Massage Therapist, is the owner of Better Health Clinic, She is a member of the Canadian College of Massage Therapists of Ontario as well as the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners. Stacey has a particular interest in pediatrics, chronic pain, post trauma and surgery rehabilitation, and fertility.