Alternative and Holistic Healing vs Western Medicine; A Place At The Table For All

Alternative and Holistic Healing Combined with Western MedicineNancy Smeltzer, MFA

I am continuing my journey to heal from chronic Lyme disease and Babeisiosis (tick malaria) that I acquired in June. I was dismissed by the Infectious Disease dept. at Johns Hopkins here in Maryland, and told that there was nothing more to be done for me as the bacteria and parasites had gone into my brain and spinal cord (pretty depressing.) I was fortunate to find an MD who is “Lyme-literate” and has her practice only 5 minutes from me. However, even she has said that she can only do so much if my energetic self is not going to work on whatever I’m doing to block my unconscious resistance to having my immune system to work. (It’s capability to function is at 4% right now). It’s refreshing to find a traditionally trained doc who gets my energetic work, and that there’s more to healing than just the physical Plane of Existence.

Then I found a nutriopath (not naturopath) in South Carolina who has done wonders with supplements and homeopathic drugs to more gently begin the healing process. Even with massive doses of pro-biotics, my gut flora was wiped out by prescription anti-biotics, and the wrenching gut pain was horrible. While there are still many days when the side effects from the gentler homeopathic supplements cause me to spend hours on the toilet as my body detoxs and sends the buggers out of me, there are starting to be some days when I can go out and do things again. Fortunately, my business is done over the phone and my abilities to heal others has not diminished in the least.

My point is that there is a place at the table for all kinds of healers. I was very, very grateful for the drip IVs of antibiotics in the beginning of the onslaught of the Lyme, as that’s what saved my life. I feel that Western medicine is brilliant at emergency measures, and tests that can diagnose and save lives. However, I feel that when it comes to chronic conditions such as Lyme, depression, and other debilitating diseases, Western medicine often falls short. Docs are so pressed for time to see patients because of insurance constraints, and are much less read up on what’s new in a particular field. The partner of my primary care physician didn’t even know that there was more than one tick disease here in Maryland besides Lyme (there are actually five as of right now.) I’m fortunate that I’m able to afford for awhile the additional supplements that are making my life bearable right now, but aren’t covered by insurance. My take is that there’s a place for all sorts of healers at the table and that room should be made for all.

How do you feel about the issue? Would you like to have more options as to how your health is managed?

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About Nancy Smeltzer

I'm passionate about long distance spiritual and alternative healing, having had a successful practice now for over ten years. My clients work with me over the phone and on Skype from all over the USA and Canada, as well as Switzerland, Russia, and Australia. I specialize in helping people heal their negative repeating patterns of behavior and remove the stuck energy in their unconscious minds. By doing that, they can quit going round and round in circles,. repeating the same mistakes, and move forward to having the life of their dreams. Besides my holistic healing practice, I've also been professionally creating art quilts and other fiber arts for over 30 years. My specialty is contemporary beaded art quilts. On my web site, I bill myself as the "Self Proclaimed Button and Bead Queen of Maryland (USA)." My recent works have images that are based on what I see when I tap into a person's energy field and are called Meditation Gardens. These visionary art pieces are the perfect place for that person to play and meditate. In my spare time, I'm a rabid, avid "dirty nails" gardener, composing scenes with plants. Sometimes, I come inside so dirty that my clothes have to go straight into the washing machine; they're too dirty for the dirty clothes hamper! -The Official Google + site for Nancy Smeltzer
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2 Responses to Alternative and Holistic Healing vs Western Medicine; A Place At The Table For All

  1. Yamilet says:

    You will be missed! I wish you a refstul, happy time away from blogging and hope to have you back when you are ready. (First time commenting but read everday). Your blog lifts my spirits everday and I will miss you. Take care and have a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!Charlie

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