|Nature provides all that is essential for good health, such as food, water, fresh air, and the opportunity for regular exercise. Moreover, nature provides herbs to help us heal from cuts and bruises and infectious illnesses. Herbs also help us to de-stress, promote restful sleep, alleviate pain, strengthen our immune system, and support general health and well-being.
Over the past 80 years, we have moved away from natural living and harvesting the bounty of nature. Instead, we have learned to rely on processed foods that contain many chemicals and have been stripped of many of their nutrients. We prefer sodas and “fruit” drinks (only 10% fruit juice) to clean fresh water, spend most of our waking hours in airtight buildings, and struggle to find time or energy to build in a few minutes of exercise here and there.
When it comes to health management, our reflex reaction to pain and discomfort is to grab an over-the-counter medicine or have our doctor prescribe medicine to get rid of the symptoms.
We pay for this modern lifestyle not only with a weakened immune system and a much greater susceptibility to infectious disease, but also with degenerative illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, chronic lung illness, cancer, and chronic pain. Moreover, we feel sluggish, unfocused, and demotivated. Health has become an elusive target, frustrations are building, and life is becoming less enjoyable.
Natural medicine can help you break this vicious cycle of chasing one symptom after another. Let me help you get back on the road to vibrant health. Together, we will design a treatment plan that incorporates good nutrition, exercise options, and herbs where appropriate. This treatment plan is not static. It is continuously adjusted as you move towards greater health and well-being.
Chronic muscle and joint pain can make life miserable for us as well. I offer craniosacral therapy and energetic unwinding of the spine, joints, and muscles to help alleviate acute and chronic pain, whether they be headaches, neck or back pain, joint pain, or diffuse aches and pain. These therapies are gentle and safe for all ages, including infants, children, and the elderly.
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Phone: (503) 964-3163
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