Our health is our responsibility!

So many people talk about how their doctors are not helping them deal with their health issues.  Either they are being brushed off by the doctors, waiting weeks or months for an appointment or, when they do get heard the result is less than what we were looking for.

Since the formalisation of medicine we have been indoctrinated into looking to the medical profession to fix all our woes; whether it is an antibiotic to cure a cough, pain killers for our aches or anti-depressants to make us happy.  So many of us are finding this just isn’t enough.  We are also discovering that many of the problems we are suffering from are considered myths by the medical profession.  They just aren’t interested.

This is leaving many people suffering, either living with situations that seem to have no treatment, popping pills that just store up trouble for the future, or masking the real problem with pharmaceutical sticking plasters.

This conditioning we have to hand over our health to a man in a white coat has blocked our ability to look elsewhere for ways to improve our lives.  We think we aren’t able to do anything without being told it is ok to do so.

Now that we have more access to information some people are starting to take responsibility by researching and taking information to their doctor.  This is great, but we are still handing our power over to someone else.  If that doctor still disregards it or refuses to diagnose or write a prescription we are back at square one.  The only difference now is we know what we have.

What if we peeked outside the box that is this conditioning and started to see if there was anything else that could be done?  This is when we find complimentary therapies waiting to help us take back our power and our health.

Now, don’t think for one second that I am saying there is a cure for everything.  I know that at this stage humanity isn’t ready to let go of ill health and all the things that cause it, but there is so much out there that can be done to make our lives so much better.

The most accessible option is the effect our diet and the nutrients we take in can affect us; not just on a physical level but also on a mental and emotional level.  This might be through research on the internet or by seeing a professional for guidance.

5 years ago I came to understand that I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder.   This is a condition brought about by the lessening of light levels in the winter and can trigger amongst other things depression, anxiety and brain fog.  If I had visited a doctor and managed to get them to diagnose me they would have prescribed something along the lines of anti-depressants which at best would chemically balance my mood.  I really didn’t want to go down this path so I took to the internet and researched as much as I could.  I have now learned what vitamins and minerals will help me and I used a light box daily during the winter.  I can’t say it’s a perfect cure, but my life is so much better for it, and I continue researching.

For the last 10 years I have worked on other major issues in my life with complimentary therapies.  Receiving crystal healing regularly has helped me heal emotional scars from my first relationship and freed me from the anguish I was carrying that manifested in physical ways.

For me, complimentary therapies are tools that sit alongside traditional medicine in my toolbox. The trick is picking the right tool for the job.  If it’s a medical emergency, see a doctor, if it is an ongoing issue that can take some experimentation, look at other tools available.  Of course, there are so many complimentary therapies out there we have to be sure we pick the right one.  Some work best on physical issues, others are more for mental and emotional issues.  Once again, the internet is your freind, do your research.

So, why don’t people try these options?  I think there are a number of reasons.

Firstly, scepticism tells them that there is no point.  That it is money for old rope and they can’t be helped.

I think this is a real shame, what have you got to lose, compared to what you might gain?

The next argument is that they can’t afford it.

I admit there are people who are living on a very tight budget and there are therapists on the market that are charging vast amounts of money, this may make it difficult.  However how many people spend money on things they don’t really need? Clothes, cigarettes, alcohol, fancy gadgets?  Would it not be better to cut down on those and spend the money on your health and wellbeing?  As they say, if we don’t have our health, what do we have?

Of course, there is often the unspoken belief that we don’t deserve good health.  That somehow this is our lot and we just have to accept it.  I say that is rubbish; that we need to fight and take back our health.

Finally, and I think this is the deeper reason, to believe that complimentary therapies work would require a great shift in how we believe the human body, and the world around us, works.  To accept that taking something that has no active ingredient or receiving a therapy that works on an energetic level  requires a great shift, and I think most people aren’t prepared to take the risk.

Once again, I think it is a shame; that someone is more prepared to suffer than either budget better so they can afford a treatment, accept their own worth or take a leap of faith and try something new.

Really, what DO you have to lose?

So, next time you sit there, fed up because the doctors don’t listen or the meds they have given you aren’t working as well as you hoped, think about what else you could do.  Look outside the box, take back your power and try something new.

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