I write exclusively about natural health solutions, for people, for dogs and cats, for every imaginable disease or health problem. I try to empower people so they can take control of their life. This obviously means their health, too.
I focus on homeopathy and diet as I find these two areas cover virtually all health problems, and these are the areas I have specialised in. But the other day had me wondering if I wasn’t leaving a vital area out.
I had to have my car inspected for safety, so the choice of the inspection agent was out of my control. Normally, this is done by a government controlled inspection outlet, but with government cuts, this had changed. Now, inspections are done by privately owned, licensed mechanical businesses. Again, little choice as there is only one in any given locality.
Normally, in any government supported business, money is tight. This invariably means waiting times are endless and the staff are ill trained in dealing with people. Most people learn to deal with this, but the overall effect on us is one of dissatisfaction, discontent, unease, but you have no option but to do as you have been told.
Imagine my surprise when my car was inspected at the appointed time, when I was treated with courtesy while I waited (even offered refreshment), and at the end, I was treated with sensitivity, respect and consideration.
Even though the list of items I had to fix was not inconsiderable, I left feeling uplifted and energised. Normally, after such a diagnosis, one would feel down in the dumps for a good while.
Do natural health solutions really start with how others treat us? If we are not treated with sensitivity, respect and honour, is this where things start to go wrong with our health?
Certainly it disempowers us. If we are disempowered, then we tend to feel we have no control over our lives, that we are simply at the whim of the wind, blowing us from pillar to post. Looking around at the world, I believe that most people feel this.
Most people disempower their children. Health choices are not even considered, let alone offered. I well remember one four year old child being held down by several adults to administer her medication. Clearly the child did not want it, but no one gave her a single moment of due consideration. It is little wonder that adults are disempowered, after a lifetime of such treatment.
In the natural health world, there are none that are government sponsored, in most countries. This means the liklihood of being respected and heard is greater. After all, a practitioner’s livlihood depends on their behaviour, as well as their results.
I have always encouraged people to find the health care practitioner, of whatever modality they choose, they get on well with. If you can’t talk to them, if you are not treated with respect, if you are not heard, then you will never get the results you are looking for. There is a disconnection, on a level of great magnitude.
I have also always encouraged that small children, and animals, are always given a choice, at least as far as the remedies I offer. They always know what is good for them and when they need another dose. Far more than we can anticipate.
But it goes deeper than that for them. They feel appreciated. They are treated with sensitivity. This goes a long way in developing a good relationship with them, as well as their growth into sensitive, caring adults.
I still shudder at the thought of the site of a muzzle in a veterinarian’s reception. It was used for dogs who were not respected when they voiced their dissent at the treatment they were receiving. Human arrogance! But we do not know anything to be arrogant about. We are still so ignorant of most of life.
Interestingly, arrogance often comes from very insecure people. They have no inner confidence, so they wield control on their outer world. It comes especially from those in a position of socially accepted authority.
You don’t have to be on the receiving end. Take action and find someone who does treat you well. My natural health solutions offer you ways to take control of your life, to make appropriate choices, to be heard. Homeopaths listen to you, hear your story.