Health is usually seen as the absence of physical symptoms and disease, but this is only the tip of the iceberg; there are many levels of health. As well as freedom from physical pain and emotional distress, there should be mental clarity, stable energy levels, good sleep, a strong immune and digestive system and a sense of wellbeing.
The process of healing is a lifelong journey not a straight-forward ‘cure’. Symptomatic relief might be brought about by drugs, but true health relies on treating the underlying cause and harnessing the healing power of the body itself.
Treatment taking into account the whole person and their symptoms is more likely to bring about long lasting health. Homeopathy, acupuncture, herbs and good nutrition are a great support for this process. Dr Jessica or Dr Charley will take a detailed history and discuss the best supports and treatment for you to improve your quality of life.
How does illness develop?
Health is a continuous process, traumas or negative events whether physical such as illnesses or surgeries or emotional such as abuse, bereavement or extreme stress all have a negative impact on our health. Our body can begin to naturally recover or be aided by medications, therapies or surgery but we don’t often have the time or the tools we need to get back to ‘full health’ and so our health can decline further.
Treatment and support on a physical, mental and emotional level taking into account all our symptoms and their causes can be much more successful in restoring us to ‘health’.