As a lot of people in Thunder Bay are sitting back and relaxing and enjoying this time of year, many are at home suffering. Unable to move well, sleep well and carry on with their life, they tolerate the pain and suffering, hoping the pain medication works and doesn’t cause too many side effects in the stomach, liver or kidneys.
What to do? There are many options for those suffering or tolerating the pain they live with. Where to go from here? I believe everyone deserves to know that they have the potential to heal within themselves! If we have the potential to heal broken bones, cuts and bruises and digest our meals, then why not heal painful joints and muscles?
I have been practicing natural medicine in Thunder Bay for 25 years as a Chiropractor and Naturopath and have witnessed miracles happen, sometimes fast and sometimes slow. Patients getting their lives back and enjoying each day is what motivates me to come into the office to serve our patients.
Our bodies are an amazing system that counts on many different factors to stay in balance and set the stage for healing, recovering and getting over many seemingly insurmountable conditions.
Healing comes from within! It does not come from a bottle, tube, potion or lotion. Our innate potential is increased with a positive mental attitude, healthy lifestyle, an unshakeable faith and determination to do what is necessary to get better.
Most chiropractic and naturopathic medicine practices, in the beginning, were not well researched, scientifically studied, and were frankly, only hearsay. Within my lifetime of practice, I have seen huge leaps in the validity of what has been taking place in the natural healthcare industry. We care for the person instead of treating their condition. We educate and empower our patients to take responsibility for their health before a crisis develops and if they come in, in a state of crisis, then we give them things to do for themselves to recover faster, without the harmful side effects of medications.
Chiropractic has existed since 1895 as a profession, but historically goes back thousands of years in the form of bone setters, aboriginal healing arts around the world and oriental healing.
Naturopathic Medicine is based on sound healing principals from around the world and emphasizes the potential to heal from within.
has been practiced in many Asian cultures for over 6000 years. Only recently have we begun using cold laser light to stimulate the same points as we have used with needles and electrical stimulation.
Nutritional therapies have successfully been used from time immemorial in the form of teas, condiments, poultices and now capsules, tablets and gels.
There are many avenues to healing, not just palliating, or covering up the symptoms. Patients need to take charge of their lives and health and healing and explore what will work for them. Finding a doctor or healing coach is a first step forward and then begin implementing the strategies that will work for you. It may take time to heal, as all true healing must come from the inside out.
Check my website for articles that will help you begin the healing journey. While others are outside enjoying the weather and summer good times, you can begin the healing journey. We welcome new patients and have free workshops you can attend to see if this is right for you.