Whole Body Approach
*Moving past methods that focus on alleviating symptoms
*Treating causes – not symptoms
*Understanding synthesised medications
*Starting many changes together
When we fail to link these sequences together, people often fail to understand why they are being told something. In turn, this can make it difficult to produce meaningful information for people.
By taking a ‘whole body’ approach, we are better enabled to keep these thought or understanding links in place that occur between what someone is experiencing, and how to deal with it.
Not everyone has the cognitive capacity to understand information when it is separated into structural parts. In many ways, it is important to start with ‘indexed’ information – but the experiential linking information is often the thing that is most useful to people – especially those who have suffered a moderate to severe injury.
If you don’t understand why you are being told something, because this hasn’t been fully linked to your experiences, you are more likely to get stuck with putting all your efforts into trying to understand why something is even relevant.
We intend to bring you a motivational tool like no other.
The most commonly adopted approach
Because science has yet to prove the ‘cause’ of many medical conditions, many of the treatments prescribed focus on alleviating symptoms. In turn, these will be divided up, so headaches will be dealt with separately to fatigue, or even irritable bowel syndrome, for example. And yet, they could all be linked!
Despite this, you might return home with three separate prescriptions, and each one of these will be synthesised chemicals made by a pharmaceutical company. Many medications are life-saving, so you must always take what you have been prescribed and follow the advice given to you by your doctor or specialist.
For doctors, understanding the cause of any symptom is often something that can be different between seeing one person and the next. The approach is generally to run tests to show that an ailment is existing, and then make out the prescription. Because of hierarchical pressures, people are often not referred to a consultant or specialist services.
Holistic and functional approach
The information we provide incorporates a holistic approach; we are going to look at as many of the common health issues associated with brain injury as we can.
If you can, make an appointment with a functional medical practitioner; they will be able to help you move towards a more whole-body natural approach to healing and health.
As above, prescription medications are made by pharmaceutical companies who synthesise known natural healing elements to produce chemical copies. Your body is easily able to identify these synthetic copies and often rejects them, or they simply don’t work for you. These ‘rejections’ are commonly called ‘side effects.’ Drugs can harm the natural responses of the immune system and your overall biology.
Science itself proves this. We recommend you read ‘The Biology of Belief’ by Bruce Lipton. Quantum biology is the evidence we have all been looking for to confirm our beliefs that chemicals kill rather than cure us.
There is no doubt that general practitioners set out with the intention of helping and curing. Many will now recommend alternative approaches because they are aware of how things can get worse for their patients. Many doctors are led to ill health themselves through stress and anxiety. Many are now leaving traditional practice and are becoming ‘Functional Practitioners.’
If you can, try and find a local functional practitioner. The Institute for Functional Medicine will help you find someone near you – wherever you live in the world. Dr Kris Sargent has addressed a lot of questions, including those about insurance – it is well worth the read!
The thing is that traditional approaches often de-motivate the patient. We look to doctors for help and guidance, and often people end up feeling worse because of the side-effects of prescription medications. The ‘side-effects’ are new symptoms caused by the reaction of the body to yet more toxins. What we certainly want to know, above anything else, is what caused our illness, and how to heal it.
In the case of traumatic and many other types of acquired brain injury, we know the cause. We also know the primary and secondary outcomes and symptoms, so, if we can treat these, perhaps we can achieve overall physical healing.
If we know what is causing our fatigue, brain fog, insomnia, headaches, and so on, then we can tackle them rather than masking them. When we get to the cause, it can have a knock-on effect throughout the body and help with symptoms we didn’t even realise were related to brain injury.
Brain injury affects the whole body, and it is this that we need to understand to heal.
Brain injury symptoms should never be allowed to fall under the guise of ‘mystery illnesses’, and yet for many, this is genuinely what many people living with and up against despite all efforts to be heard. Together we can change this and focus on healing as well as rewiring and recovery.