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I “walk the walk”…

NHBPM Day 20: “Write about alternative treatments / regimens / medicine. What do you support? What is crazy?

I’m crazy.  My mother did have me tested.

Everything else is as believable as you want it to be.

If you don’t like chiropractic care and think it’s a crock (not the shoe) or a band-aid solution, that’s your prerogative.  Ever put a band-aid on your kid?  Bet you, like mine, it makes the boo-boo go away, doesn’t it.  Doesn’t mean they won’t scrape themselves ever again…

I do believe there are many forms of alternative healthcare.  I love them.  I’m bat-shit crazy-scared of acupuncture  but because I put it on my Bucket List, I’ve now been held accountable.

I do chiropractic care, because I’m just a little afraid of having my kids walk along my back.  Or my “beefy” cat.  I’m also educated enough to know that if you’re going to try something off the mainstream path, you’d better get it done correctly, whether you believe in the benefits or not.

I’ve done physiotherapy.  And I’ve, admittedly, quit it just as fast as I’ve started. Why?  Doesn’t it work?

Of course it does.  What I don’t like is the condescending scoldings if I haven’t “done my exercises” at home.  Dude.  I pay YOU to come HERE.  Let me get my shit done so I can go HOME.  Meh.  It works, but I don’t like it and would rather find stuff I can do at the gym for less cost than the visits to the physio centre itself.

I’ve taken vitamin supplements because I know from the plethora of vials of bloodwork I’ve had done (gods help the planet if they’ve cloned someone as bat-shit crazy as me!!) that I am deficient in several that promote key functions.  And yes, it helps.  And no, I’m not going to list them, because the chronically afflicted community often makes the umbrella of healthcare options cover themselves when, in fact, it’s a process of development as individualized as your fingerprint.

What works for me might not work for you.

My pharmaceutical medications currently manage my diabetes and my pain and my anxiety.  My heart and my kidneys don’t like much more than that.

SOON, however, I hope to change that.  I’ve made the commitment, and had the opportunity to enrol in the Dominion Herbal College’s Chartered Herbalist program…an online, distance education that I verily believe will assist me in making the properly educated choices when it comes to the natural treatment of my many afflictions.  The confirmation of enrolment call came just last night!! 😀

I’mma gettin’ educated AND certified with the designation of “Chartered Herbalist.”

I don’t just want to “try this stuff”….I’m prepared to put in 600+ hours in order to eat, sleep, live and BREATH this stuff.

“Will you shun all medical treatment?”


“Then why go through all that studying and stress and stuff if you don’t plan on strictly using natural remedies?”

Because, as I’ve said previously…I’m all in for the “total body care”…between healthcare teams AND treatments.

That includes both mainstream and natural/holistic therapies.

To me, it just makes sense to increase my odds of success.


This post was written for Wego Health’s National Blog Post Month, 2012.

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