Integral Medicine. There’s a 5 minute way to describe it, and a 5 hour way, and not a lot in between!
Integral Medicine is a way Colleen uses to deal with your whole self: your integrated, entire person, from thoughts and feelings to physiology and neurology, from your history to your potential.
Colleen has studied a number of forms of Integral Medicine, and uses them in whole or in part to access your system and see what you (and only you) need to move, shift, clear, uncover, reclaim, or get rid of.
Working like this is something you can do after the acupuncture needles are in, as it’s gentle, effective, non-invasive, and 100% tailored to each individual person.
Ok, so – 3 friends tell me to see this woman to help with the chronic fatigue that had been plaguing me for 12 years, making me feel as if my whole life was being pulled down with lead weights. My first session, when I started to explain how I felt, and something on Colleen’s face told me she got it, I just started to cry, and I kept crying for almost the whole session. She kept working, and passing me kleenex, and somehow making me feel like I was going to be ok. How did I not feel embarrassed after that? But I didn’t. I hugged her when I left, and I don’t really hug people, but I had this feeling like the worst of me got hauled out for viewing, and it was still ok. She gave me these herbs to take – sorry, tinctures, – and I put ten drops into a glass twice a day and drank it, out of sheer faith I guess, because I hate stuff like that. Then something weird happened. Visit 3 she was asking me questions about how I felt, and I kept saying “the same”, then realized that I wasn’t. I was tired, but not all the time. I was tired, but I was exercising. I was tired, but I didn’t need to nap 8 hours a day and sleep another 10 at night. Stuff I hadn’t thought to care about changed, too, only I hadn’t thought to mention it – the athlete’s foot (stupid name, I was a ball of mush, not an athlete at that point!) was gone – the headaches that were always there in the background were gone – I was less irritable, more optimistic. Oh yeah, and I wasn’t doubling over with cramps after eating. I don’t really understand what she does, but I apologize for calling my friends crazy. I have a life again, and it just keeps getting better.
~Sam M, Ontario
At its heart, this form of healing uses a combination of traditional and cutting-edge scientific theories and techniques to access your innate capacity to heal, even when it’s been shut down by anxiety or stress.
This kind of healing work takes years to become proficient in, and is based on some of the most complicated and incredible aspects of what people are like.
You can check out some FAQs about Integral Medicine here.
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