Holistic Assessments & Natural Medicinal Options
with Dr. Karen Clickner
I have spent 35 years providing Naturopathic Medicine to patients in a number of countries as I traveled the world. I have lived in Spain, looked up at the Himalayas, stood on a black sand beach amid chunks of blue ice in Iceland. Along the way I have learned that natural medicine is the first line of defense against illness as well as the first thing people will turn to when symptoms begin. This is what has constituted the core of medicine for thousands of years.
But things have changed. How often have you had symptoms, gone to the doctor, but they can't find anything? Or you have been given a medication that you felt was really just to "give you something" but it hasn't helped? Or the prescription you have makes you feel even worse?
We have come to rely on medicine that is simply a drug, an artificial and synthetic variant expensively produced and patented by big pharmaceutical companies. They spend billions of dollars selling them to physicians and convincing physicians of the need to dispense drugs as the solution for every illness. In fact, physicians don't really have many options other than surgery and drugs.
But these should never be the first things we turn to, they should be the last. Instead natural medicine returns to the roots of healing with herbs, homeopathic remedies, food, natural therapies and time, which is the greatest of all healers. You will be amazed at what your body can do, given the right nutrients and helped along with a good cleanse and a little body therapy.
What does Natural Medicine include?
Natural Medicine involves an approach to symptoms of illness and disease by supporting the body's own healing abilities. Often your systems are just malnourished, overburdened or dysregulated. I pay attention not just to your physical symptoms, but everything that contributes to your life: mental factors, emotional distress, life stress, spiritual balance, fears and phobias as well as your medical history. Natural Medicine generally includes:
Botanical and herbal medicine
Homeopathic, spagyric and organotherapy
Raw whole food concentrated supplements
Detoxification & cellular matrix cleansing
Immunotherapies such as Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy
Nationally Registered Member of the American Naturopathic Medical Association
Natural Fertility & Prenatal Therapy
Natural Lyme Disease Resolution
Imported Homeopathic & Spagyric Medicine
Medical Herbal Options
Applied Kinesiology Muscle Testing
Contact Reflex Analysis
What happens in an evaluation?
I spend up to an hour with every new patient. In that hour we discuss your entire history because where you came from and what you have experienced is the driving force behind the symptoms you have now. One person’s unique health is essentially the sum total of their unique history. This also includes the diseases that your family members have experienced because there are always genetic factors at work in driving your body tendencies. But a genetic factor is not a certainty, and the health and history of your body determine how much your genetic factors express themselves.
My comprehensive Holistic Assessment form provides a great deal of insight into patterns that the body has developed which produce debilitating symptoms. By looking at these patterns, it is possible to trace them back to the underlying systemic and historical imbalances that exist. I rely heavily on what this form tells me.
Then I use various forms of muscle testing including Applied Kinesiology, Contact Reflex Analysis and Morphagenic Field Technique which identify the strength or weakness of organs, glands and pathways through the meridian channels. I also use European Regulation Thermography Testing for more in-depth information and a great objective way to assess changes during and after treatment plans.
Resolve the patterns and you
resolve the symptoms...
Muscle Testing: Contact Reflex Analysis & Applied Kinesiology
When a patient can visit me at one of my two clinics, I can add another dimension to my evaluation, Muscle Testing. This is a technique used for more than 75 years to reveal the root of a health problem. Because symptoms are not causes, and finding the core issue is the key to resolving symptoms, illness and disease. This is a quick and easy method of analysis that once a root issue is identified, will also help to determine the most effective way to correct it.
I use Contact Reflex Analysis (CRA) developed by Dr. Dick Versendaal and Applied Kinesiology (AK) developed by Dr. George Goodheart. These systems both use reflex points on the body that represent specific tissues, glands or organs that will weaken when the energy to those points is imbalanced or interrupted. By simply pressing down on an arm while touching the test point, the arm will instantly weaken when the energy to the corresponding point being tested is interrupted.