I have been involved with the holistic and complementary field for over 20 years. My training has involved furthering and integrating knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with Western Holistic Medicine.
I am told my down to earth attitude encourages people to appreciate the physical, emotional, mental (and sometimes spiritual) aspects of an holistic approach to life. I consider that we all have the ability and choice to bring our lives into balance; and that each approach is unique to that person.
I have also trained within the Tera-Mai™ healing system as a Master-Teacher. And also as a licensed practitioner of Meridian Therapies (which includes Energy Tapping) with the UK Association for Meridian Therapies (AMT). I encourage you to consider why you may have imbalanced health or life issues; and how it can reflect your journey through life.
Previous to being involved with the holistic and complementary fields I studied Sciences (which included Analytical Chemistry) to MSc level. I have worked in numerous positions of employment prior to starting my own business and practice.
Personally, I find holistic medicine is more analogous to the Natural world and gardening, it aims to bring the whole person into balance; by treating the branch, trunk and roots of any health issue. Holistic medicine treats the person by helping the patient or client attain and maintain balanced health; rather than addressing just the symptoms. Conventional medicine is more akin to bio-mechanics, it views the body more as a biological machine. It fixes health conditions by addressing health issues symptomatically rather than working with the whole person. It tends to use pharmaceutics to suppress and chemically alter health symptoms, this can lead to the development of further (iatrogenic) conditions that are more related to drug-drug interactions (polypharmacy) than the original medically diagnosed condition.
Conventional medicine, in my professional opinion has and does help people to heal, it acts as a catalyst (as do all healing modalities); whether through surgery or pharmaceutical treatment. There are many wise and capable doctors, nurses, dentists and physiotherapists, osteopaths (to name a few) that continue to help people on their healing journey. It just has a different approach to holistic medicine, though if we integrate both approaches; everyone benefits.
I actively encourage any person i work with to use holistic treatment in conjunction with conventional medicine; a more integrated approach. We all have the ability and choice to bring our lives (and health) into balance; and that each approach is unique to each person. Naturally, each person responds differently to each treatment.
Qualifications & Affiliations
Independent Herbalist (Dip CH)
RASA Reiki Master-Teacher
RASA Seichem Master-Teacher
Certified Meridian Therapist (CP.AMT)