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Therapeutic consultation

What is meant by the term “therapeutic consultation?”

While it’s vague enough to cover just about any healing modality, it does mean something specific at Bodymind Counseling. Beyond the confines of “mental health counseling,” which I practice as a Washington State licensed mental health counselor (LMHC), I am happy to provide information about the various forms of alternative healthcare available in today’s massive market of healing modalities for mind and body. This means you can “consult” with me about the various alternative “therapies” available to you.

A patient’s options in her search to regain her health is not just allopathic medicine with its narrow, yet complex, system of physicians, hospitals, clinics and specialists. There is an array of effective modalities that can supplement, support and provide effective treatment beyond the MD’s office or surgical unit. But most docs know little (or nothing) about the various non allopathic healing methods.

While some allopaths do acknowledge the amazing effectiveness of homeopathic medicine or probiotic protocols, for example, I have heard some say he or she simply doesn’t have the time to learn more. Hence the dearth of referrals to practitioners outside the confines of their high-cost insurance-constrained system. Due to the nature of how insurance works, most companies can’t start paying until you are next to death’s door. You only get help if it’s critical. People need access to more preventative modalities and to be able to explore their options beyond the mainstream Western medical model of allopathy.

Over the last 21 years (during which time I fought for and regained my physical/mental health), I researched, explored and partook of many of the alternative forms of healthcare such as naturopathy, homeopathy, Bach Flower Remedies, chiropractic, therapeutic massage, Therapeutic Touch (TT), sound healing, acupuncture, Chinese herbal remedies, Feldenkrais, Rolfing, Trager, Diamond Approach bodywork, BEINGnBALANCE and others. The reason I traveled this alternative route was not out of curiosity or perversity, but the fact that allopathic medicine failed me, then provided no options to pursue. But I simply could not give up, accept my poor health and the deleterious side effects of pharmaceuticals, so off I trudged to explore alternatives.

I would be happy to consult with you about each or any of these alternatives, so you can make more informed decisions about your healthcare with knowledge of a larger range of options. I’m certainly not saying to not follow your doctor’s advice. I am saying there are other modalities out there that can also help.

End Note:  the Queen of England’s personal physician is a homeopath…

June 16th, 2012 | Permalink

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