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While working yesterday I started to have an interesting thought process; are we really removing blockages from our clients? There is a part of me that is beginning to think not. This goes a long with a previous post Should we be trying to balance our clients? Where I was looking at the concept of balance and what it means. Here I want to discuss a thought I was having yesterday that we are not really removing blockages, or rather does such a thing as a 'blockage' really exist. Having been looking more at Integral Anatomy through Gil Hedley's model, I am inclined to think that perhaps our term blockage is misleading and doesn't really reflect what the body has created in order to cope with a trauma or event.
In this post on the series about allergy we will look at some of the ways in which you can manage allergies. This area of support is often over looked by the conventional medical approach which is either drug or avoid. There are other things that can be done to change the likelyhood of reactions that are drug free.
This article is adapted from a reply written by me in the Student BMJ online forum on the role of CAM in medicine
The original article can be seen here
As a CAM practitioner it would be very easy for me to take the opposite position that is offered by Margaret McCartney in her opening article. Talk about how much good CAM intervention offers, talk about the failures of the medical profession. To nit pick about her offering of Homeopathy's failure in malaria (which most well trained homeopathists would not agree is responsible either), to look at the way she talks about lessons learned from drugs like thalidomide as if the same mistakes are still not taking place and that the gold standard of medical science isn't showing its tarnish these days in a system that is frankly showing more than a few cracks.
In our previous post in this series on allergies, we looked at various ways of defining allergy and low tolerance. Along with what some of the implications of those varying differences mean.
Within this post we will be focussing on the various methods of identifying allergy, with some of the benefits and limitations of each test. Much of this discussion will deal with the variances in tests, due to the different things they are looking for. You can understand this a little better by also seeing the previous post. We will also give a frank and open review of the benefits and limitations of using kinesiology for testing for allergy.
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