Integrative Medical Retreat Case Study - Treating Chronic Illness

Integrative Medical Retreat Case Study - Treating Chronic Illness

Recovery from long term illness is a delicate process that requires time, solid data and an integrated team of experts.

When Rachel*, 41, entered The Health Lodge it was uncertain what her most prominent ailment was. She presented with what we now know to be Post Natal Depletion (PND), Chronic Inflammatory Respiratory Syndrome (CIRS) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). As Clinical Director, and Rachel’s first port of call, Reine DuBois’ first thought was ‘where to start?’

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How Traditional Chinese Medicine can support your mental health

How Traditional Chinese Medicine can support your mental health

It is estimated that one in five Australians – roughly five million people – have suffered from mental health issues over the past year. Mental illnesses are far more than feeling sad or stressed, as they can have debilitating effects on our cognition and emotional balance, but conventional medications often have distressing side effects. These factors have lead to the popularity of holistic therapies such as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), but are they effective?

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Moving Forward from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Moving Forward from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition where our natural response to threat is constantly heightened. Any traumatic event can trigger it, such as a death of a loved one or domestic violence. As PTSD can be debilitating, how can we heal from it, or if we have experienced trauma, how do we avoid developing it?

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Trauma: The Root Cause of Chronic Disease?

Trauma: The Root Cause of Chronic Disease?

We all experience trauma in our lives. It fairly unavoidable as a human being. Even the act of being born is a potentially traumatic experience. But what happens when the trauma we experience is severe and frequent? How does this affect us in the long term? Could intense trauma actually be one of the root causes of chronic illnesses such as heart disease and cancer?

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