At this joyful time of year, I find myself being constantly reminded of the greatest gifts I have to offer through homeopathy, naturopathic medicine, Bowen Therapy and the neuroemotional technique.
To treat and cure disease, certainly.
To improve the lives of others, most definitely.
But most of all, to allow my patients to become the best possible versions of themselves.
Each of us has a core susceptibility.
An individualized set of symptoms which, when triggered, you are predisposed towards developing.
When you become sick, you tend to do so in your own unique way.
In the same vein, true health is not a generic state.
It is a unique and personalized one.
A state in which you can turn your greatest weaknesses into your most profound strengths.
True health is ultimately more than simply the absence of disease.
Rather, it is a state of evolution in which you are able become the best possible version of yourself.
I am reminded of a patient who, at the time of our first visit, suffered from depression, celiac disease, erectile dysfunction and prostatitis.
He was also a kleptomaniac and pathological liar.
A patient who - in a state of sickness - had alienated almost all of his supporters, friends and family with his behaviour.
Through our treatment, he became physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy.
But he did not become Mother Teresa.
Rather, he was able to transmute the same penchant for persuasion which, in disease, had damaged the lives of those around him into his greatest gifts - becoming an influential politician who was ultimately able to make a positive and far-reaching influence on the world.
Similarly, treatment at your deep core level will not only free you from the shackles of your physical, mental and emotional symptoms, but will allow you to channel your greatest weaknesses into your greatest gifts.
Allowing you to become the best, most self-actualized, authentic, and integrated person that you can be.