Understanding

Symptoms as Messengers

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Learn How to Understand Your Body’s Signals

Life is stressful in today’s hectic world. As pressure builds, your body’s immune system can go haywire. Suddenly, its defense network of cells, tissues, and organs gets confused. Instead of protecting you from foreign invaders (such as bacteria, parasites, and fungi), it attacks your own healthy tissue instead.

You Are the Medicine

by Dr. Erin Moore

Your thoughts and emotions have physiological consequences, and play a role in the actions of your organ systems. We’ll talk another day about how exactly this happens, but consider that a mental or emotional disturbance can result in the dysfunction of an organ system, which can lead to symptoms. In this way, your symptoms are a message of sorts from your inner healer. Symptoms may tell you to rest, to stand up for yourself, to be kind, to express anger or sadness, or to play. Your inner healer wants to heal you at any cost. Your symptoms will become louder if it is not heard.


3-Minute Body Scan

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About Erin

Naturopathic Doctor

Many naturopathic doctors use herbs, supplements, and other remedies to support this self-healing process. But like I said, I’m a lot different from other doctors you’ll meet. My clinical focus is on the emotional and behavioral aspects of chronic disease. That means that although I’m trained and licensed to prescribe anything from Alpha-lipoic acid to Zoloft, my treatment plans do not include anything that comes in a bottle. I think pharmaceuticals and supplements are miraculous when well used, I even take them myself from time to time. I’ve just found that my healing gifts are elsewhere. My patients heal themselves by resolving the emotional causes of their illness and changing the daily behaviors that keep them in suffering.

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