With over 30 years in a wide range of health care professions, beginning in orthodox health care and seeking much frowned upon ‘outside’ help when no answers were available (which was often) I made the exodus to becoming an Integrative Health professional (combination of multi modality skills, research and knowledge) – along with many of the most honest and searching colleagues I have had the pleasure to work with – an exodus that continues today at an alarming rate.
Today, despite more success and testimonies than ever, officially and legally at least, I am prevented from practicing what earned my doctorate. So what would any self respecting provider do?
Walk away. Rather than a tedious one-on-one consultation and referral process, I now am able to extend my work globally, allowing with the push of a few keys, to help in many more situations than I would ever have done in all my years in private practice. Rather than my self-imposed daily maximum of 10 patients (which allowed sufficient clinical time to gather a case and provide therapies) I am now able to reach hundreds on a daily basis.
Sadly despite the Integrative Health arena being the fasted growing form of health care in the world, it is still publicly not recognised, nor do our health authorities ever intend to change this. Not while massive fortunes are being spent draining nations of vital funds, channelling it all into the pharma giant coffers. Those of us who walk away, are excommunicated from the fold – even that sting cannot match the thrill and freedom of tearing up a document that entrapped us to becoming nothing more than pill pushers and liars.
I don’t expect many orthodox professionals to support this page despite professionals of all persuasions making up my patient and provider quotas (don’t let a little truth get in the way!). Thankfully my experience is now allowing me to educate and direct seasoned professionals in reshaping their mode of practice into one of ethics and success.
Just like I didn’t come to this point overnight, so too with my suggestions and recommendations – after much trial, error and research, I am comfortable enough to know what I am talking about without fear of reprisal from some egotistical and controlling governing body.
Ah, the power of the internet. Welcome to your healthy life.