I woke up early this morning. Its not a weekday and its not a saturday. If you did the math correctly, it is Sunday. AND I didn't set an alarm. I feel like this would be a great first blog on my personal webpage.
Students at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine are strongly encouraged to make use of the teaching clinic upstairs to see what is in store for us in third and fourth year and to get psyched up that there is a light at the end of the tunnel of biochemistry, physiology, anatomy, physical medicine, homeopathy, neuroanatomy, soft tissue modalities, microbiology, and TCM. So far I have experimented with a few different modalities (acupuncture, tinctures, adrenals supports, manipulations, soft tissue) and I have seen positive effects from all of them.
The largest difference I have noticed, the one that has made me get up and write this, is the positive improvement in my sleep/wake cycle. It might sound insignificant to some, but how many people have restless nights, disturbing dreams, and crappy mornings (i.e. Don't-talk-to-me,-I-haven't-had-my-coffee)? These things don't HAVE to happen, and you don't HAVE to have crappy mornings. Simple changes in diet to support different physiological processes can make giant changes. A Naturopathic physician will take into account all aspects of your daily life and put together a treatment plan tailored to your needs.
In the end, I feel good and I attribute that to my primaries, secondaries, and supervising doctors upstairs in the Boucher Clinic.
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