Naturopathic medicine works by addressing the root cause of disease. This is one of my oaths that I obey with every patient. It works by treating both the body (physical symptoms) and the mind (emotional suppression). Mental suppression leads to physical disease. For instance, obesity- we address diet and nutrition but at the same time need to address why the patient uses food as comfort- what is the emotional trigger? Another example is hypothyroidism- we address the physical with nutrition and optimizing thyroid function but at the same time need to address the emotional suppression with the throat. Are there feelings of inability to say NO, pleasing and keeping your mouth shut, or a lack of opportunity to express an artistic ability.
Naturopathic Approach to Mental Suppression
- Lifestyle Counseling
- Bach flower remedies- help to unravel layers of emotional suppression until we address the root cause
- Homeopathic remedies
- Journaling- when finished each day-tear up the sheet of paper- Do not keep and re-read!