What is Vitalism?
Vitalism is a holistic way of practicing medicine with the understanding that our bodies are vastly intelligent and are moving towards healing utilizing the vital force that lies within us all. Over time, with emotional, spiritual, and environmental influences, our vitality may become decreased as obstacles block the vital force from expressing robustly. Vitalist medicine looks at the whole picture of the human experience - mind, body, and spirit. By reviewing all aspects and energetics of the human body, we can identify common patterns and obstacles-to-cure, thus removing identified obstacles and supporting the increase of vitality through nutrition, lifestyle, herbal medicines, and exploration of consciousness. The idea is to LISTEN to the messages the body is sending and support your body in its extraordinary intelligence of healing, rather than quieting symptoms with pharmaceuticals. One size does not fit all. We all have a unique make-up. An herb or practice that works for one person may not work for another. Similarly to Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, this type of healing takes the individual constitution of each person into consideration when devising a plan.
As a new client, you will be guided to fill out a multi-page assessment, asking questions about every part of your health, wellness, emotions, stressors, symptoms, diet, and lifestyles. We will work together to LISTEN to what your body is telling you. I follow patterns and ask the right questions to guide you towards feeling better. We will identify triggers of inflammation, heal the gut integrity, increase the diversity of the gut microbiome, reestablish healthy hormone levels, and get to the ROOT of what is leeching away at your vitality. Interventions often include a personalized tea and tincture formula, nutritional recommendations, and lifestyle changes that support increasing your body's ability to heal. All the while taking these changes step-by-step, recognizing that as your vitality increases, so will your ability to make changes in your life that will stick because you feel more energized. If you have been led to this website, it means you have been seeking answers and desire to feel better.... what are you waiting for? You only have one body in this beautiful life.