By Susan Munro, RP-CRA.
Most of us would
like an “instant bullet” for our illness. An aspirin, when taken, does
reduce or temporarily take away the pain. But pain is symptomatic of
illness and the real cause of the problem is “masked” temporarily.
In most traditional, alternative medicine
practices, our motto is
“Treat Root Cause” or in other words, ascertain what is causing the problem,
treat it properly and the symptoms will disappear, one by one, until health is
It is normal for the practitioner to recommend
courses of 10 treatment sessions, depending on the health issues. At the
end of this 1st
course, another assessment is made as to progress, and another course may be
suggested. Certain symptoms may have disappeared, which entails changing
the amount and consistency of the treatment.
Nothing is a quick fix. If the illness the patient harbors has been present for
many years, we call this a “chronic” disease and a chronic disease takes time
to heal. If a patient comes in with an “acute” or very recent illness or
trauma, the prognosis for recovery is much better, as the illness has not had
time to become comfortable in the body and can be moved out much easier.
The adage is every month you suffer with an ailment, it takes 2-3
sessions to move it out of the body.
As a practitioner, I like to combine different
treatments to find what works as every body is unique. There are
acupressure points that will work in tandem with other treatments, thereby
giving a deeper and lasting effect.
Deep relaxation is the essential ingredient in all
healing, no matter what a person chooses to use as their method.
It is exceptionally important to
healing. If your body is not relaxed, healing cannot occur. Why?
If the nervous system is on “high alert”, the body systems are too busy
being tense to allow the organs to be balanced. In our busy world, stress
is a major player in our illness. Reiki, Esoteric Healing, FAR Ceregem bed
treatments, Reflexology and Essential Oils are very ancient ways of healing and
have proven their efficacy in preventing
and alleviating many long-term health ailments that plague our society today.