The only way to do great work is to love what you do. ~Steve Jobs
The immune system uses a very intricate system of molecules that communicate throughout the body and signal when there is a problem that needs attention such as an infection or a stress response. When the immune system is repeatedly triggered by poor diet, sleep habits, and continuous stressors, the body develops a condition of chronic inflammation. If allowed to continue, this heightened level of activity will cause confusion similar to an overloaded electrical circuit and the body begins to make decisions that cause harmful side effects. With chronic inflammation, the body's inflammatory switched has been turned on, and it has "forgotten" how to turn it off. By investigating and identifying the root causes, we help our clients return to the rest and repair state that will allow their body to restore balance.
Autoimmune and auto-inflammatory conditions are always associated with chronic inflammation. This is a situation where the body is attacking itself because it no longer can properly identify a dangerous infectious pathogen from itself. These conditions can still be reversed but require more investigation than just reducing inflammation. The body can and will still respond very quickly when stressors in the client’s lifestyle are identified and eliminated or minimized. As the client learns about ways and develops skills to turn off the inflammatory cycle the army of immune cells that patrol the body will reset and will relearn how to properly identify the true enemy. This process is not only beneficial with an autoimmune and auto-inflammatory disease but also conditions of asthma and seasonal allergies.
Just as with other chronic conditions, digestive stress has many contributing factors. Most people do not associate their digestive issues with how they process the events and interactions in their present lives or with what they may have experienced in the past. The gut-brain connection is well documented. The emotion center in the brain is where cortisol is regulated. Cortisol has a very powerful effect upon the bacterial balance in the intestine which in turn affects the gut's ability to absorb the nutrients it needs. Our clients experience restored gut balance and the health benefits of a digestive system working properly.
This beautifully designed machine that we call the human body is miraculous. Just as a good conductor can draw and balance the various instruments in the symphony to create amazing music with its melodies and harmonies, the body also has the ability to create this type of synergy. When all these systems are communicating effectively and have sufficient resources, we as human beings can achieve goals and levels of vitality that we did not know were possible. Synergy like this is achieved through hormone balance. Hormone imbalance is the body's way to communicate that the person needs to make adjustments in lifestyle and nutrition. Physical symptoms and an understanding of biochemical processes in the body help to identify the underlying causes for our client's distress. Together we come up with a workable strategy to restore this balance.
Developing an emotional state of well-being is critical to any approach in achieving whole health. With each client, the components of emotional health are explored during our sessions. Discussions of autonomy, awareness, acceptance, healthy emotional expression, and attachment are essential in helping the body restore balance and rejuvenate. We look forward to exploring these issues with you as a future client. Request your free 45-minute initial consult today.
Mindfulness and meditation play a vital role in the process of healing, encompassing both physical and emotional well-being. These practices offer a profound avenue for individuals to connect with their inner selves, fostering self-awareness and self-compassion. By being fully present in the moment and observing their thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations without judgment, individuals can gain a deeper understanding of the root causes of their physical and emotional distress.
Mindfulness and meditation also help in reducing stress, which is a common contributor to various health issues. When we engage in these practices, our bodies enter a state of relaxation, leading to lower levels of stress hormones and improved overall resilience. This can, in turn, enhance the body's natural healing processes and boost the immune system.