If you’re not seeing the kind of healing you want in your body, and you’ve “tried everything”, then the problem could actually be that something needs to be REMOVED – not added.
Let me explain.
Did you know that your body was made with its own self-healing mechanisms?
That’s why a paper cut will heal automatically. You don’t have to make it happen, and you don’t have to do anything to it. It just heals.
Your body is always trying to move in the direction of health; that’s the natural flow within you.
Think of this flow as your “inner doctor”, springing into action as soon as there’s an injury, stressor or threat.
But, sometimes there are ongoing imbalances that literally BLOCK the flow of healing in your body, like a barricade.
We call these ongoing imbalances “obstacles to healing”, because they stop your inner doctor from being able to do its work.
If you have obstacles to healing, it doesn’t matter if you take all of the perfect supplements or follow a clean diet.
Because the truth is, all therapies – whether it’s a medication, supplement, acupuncture, or anything else – do their work by acting in on your “inner doctor” in some way. If this vital force is hindered for you, nothing you try is going to work 100%.
In our experience, not identifying and removing these obstacles is the main reason why you’re not seeing your health improve the way you want it to.
You could be giving your body the right nourishment, rest, and other essentials, but an obstacle will keep you stuck EVERY time.
How do you know if you have an obstacle to your healing?
- You have a lot of different symptoms all over your body…things that seem strange, peculiar, or even “undiagnosable”
- You’ve tried a bunch of different supplements and diets, but you’ve only gotten partial relief
- Your doctor assures you that all of your lab testing is normal, even though you feel like your body is falling apart
But before your obstacles can be removed, they first need to be identified.
Obstacles can be things like:
- Hidden infections
- Toxic mold in your home or work environment
- High levels of chemicals in your body
- Trauma that hasn’t been addressed, leading to dysregulation of the nervous system
- An undiagnosed medical condition that requires a very specific intervention
- Not believing you can heal
“Medically Unexplained Symptoms” Are Actually Key Indicators
The tricky thing is that most people have more than one obstacle, and these aren’t things your regular doctor can figure out through basic lab testing (and that’s why you may have been told that your symptoms are “medically unexplained”).
At Attune, we examine your full history to uncover clues that may have been missed. What’s key here is that we see you as a whole person, never reducing you to separate “parts”.
All of your body’s systems are interconnected, so a problem with your skin can reveal what’s happening with your immune system, and a problem with your reproductive health can alert us to a problem with your digestive system.
Once we’ve considered how your different systems are engaging with each other, we order specialized lab testing to get a true snapshot of your health and identify your obstacles and triggers so we can remove them.
Very often we find subtle habits or actions that have been aggravating your symptoms (we call these “symptom amplifiers”).
From there, we help you remove your obstacles step-by-step. This could involve tweaking your diet, using specific nutrients or botanicals, healing certain emotions, or even changing up how you do things around your home.
When you get all of this right, the root cause of your symptoms becomes obvious, and you’ll know exactly what to do to start alleviating your symptoms. Best of all, your path forward to better health will be crystal clear.
In our 8-week Body Bliss program, identifying obstacles is one of the main issues that we help people figure out in order to go from feeling lousy all the time to being energized, vibrant, and excited about living life.
We also help you order specialized lab testing to get detailed insight about your body, heal your metabolism for better energy and effortless weight loss, and create the right mental/emotional state to allow healing to take place.
If this sounds like something you’d like some help with, then you can visit this page to see if our Body Bliss program would be a good fit for you.
The naturopathic doctors (NDs) at Attune Functional Medicine proudly serve the Denver metro area including Broomfield, Boulder, Aurora, Louisville, Thornton, Lafayette, Westminster, and Erie. Telehealth is also available.