Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Anthroposophical Medicine Wellness Check

What do you do when 2 rounds of antibiotics just won't cut it? That's what happened to Daddy A recently. Persistent cough and flu-like symptoms for almost a month..maybe it's the weather, maybe he just 'caught' it, or just maybe his immune system has been poorly.

I decided to check on natural healing methods and luckily I stumbled upon Chronicles of a Nursing Mom's blog on Non-traditional doctors and anthroposophic medicine (http://www.chroniclesofanursingmom.com/2013/04/non-traditional-doctors.html?m=1). 

It opened up a great alternative for us and it is such a great resource for those wanting to get in touch with a homeopathic doctor/professional within their area. Do visit her blog, an extensive list of doctors is provided there :)

What is Anthroposophical Medicine? (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthroposophic_medicine)

Then I began to bug Daddy A to give it a try. Hahaha :) I know he's so busy right now but the blog and other literature on anthroposophic medicine somehow convinced him. After trying to clear his schedule for a couple of weeks, we finally made an appointment with Ms. Marge, the doctor's secretary.

So off we went to Centro Natura in West Kamias, Quezon City which is a pleasant home clinic run by Dr. Divina Hey-Gonzales. The ambiance is just so light and airy..I guess the many feng shui implements help a lot too! They had big & beautiful clear quartz crystals, amethyst geode and a bounty of pink Himalayan salt lamps on display.

Daddy A had to fill out a 4 or 5 page patient information sheet that was very extensive in helping to assess a new patient - from the physical to the intellectual, emotional and spiritual aspects. I helped with the basics but for the personal questions, he had to really think it over - major milestones in life that made a change in you, etc.

Z was starting to get fidgety so the secretary kindly lent us some wooden toys to help keep the boredom at bay. It worked!

When we were called for our turn, Dr. Gonzales gave us some insights into a person's life force, life task, how to ensure a child has a balanced education (and yes, no forcing to read or write until they are developmentally ready - usually around 7 years of age). Even if I was only half-listening (sorry! gotta look after a toddler who went a tad bit excited with the toys inside! hehe), I really learned a lot. 

And then it was really Daddy A's turn. From his initial complaint of persistent cough, Dr. Gonzales was able to go to the source of most of his other common ails. 

First order of business is to do a detox to help boost his immune system. This was done through injection. The rest of his medication is for home administration - a Weleda product (quite pricey but I hope it's really effective) and other local homeopathic medicines.

In total, our consultation lasted for 1.5-2 hours. I really learned a lot of new things and was happy that we were already doing some of the things she recommended. I also like how thorough she is in explaining natural medicine and also in finding out the source of one's illness and not just to cure the symptoms. 

I'm really positive this will help dearest A to heal and recover. Already, he said he felt better today after a badminton game (compared to how he felt before) :) Yipee!

And this is also a great springboard for us to make lifestyle changes for everybody's wellness. Oh like chucking out the bedroom TV, totally no gadgets in the room, adjusting our body's rhythm (especially eating & sleeping patterns), and so much more. Hard? Yesss!! But for our health & safety, I know it is worth it :)

Dr. Divina Hey-Gonzales MD. 
Telephone Number: +632 9285386
Address: 14 K-7th St., West Kamias, Quezon City
Mode of Payment: Cash


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