It is difficult for me to believe that it will soon be forty years that I have been signing “RN” after my signature on medical charts. Those forty years have provided many experiences and opportunities to see changes in the medical field. I am certain that many commonly accepted medical practices in those initial years would be considered malpractice today. It makes me wonder what practices in the medical field today will be considered malpractice in the next forty years?
I have experienced a professional epiphany and have come to realize that the healthcare system does not necessarily facilitate good health. Unfortunately, the existing system functions as a disease management system where many times symptoms are alleviated, but physiological causes are never addressed. There are trained physicians adhering to the standards of care they were taught; yet there seems to be a revolving door of patients who have a growing list of medications. The results are frustrating for both patients and practitioners.
Another term used loosely in the medical community is health care team. As the patient, you are a member of the team. It benefits you to be more knowledgeable about your health conditions. Many accepted medical standards of care today fall short of having true therapeutic and restorative value. There are definite systemic problems but that should not undermine the professionals’ duty to do the job well or prevent openness to alternative/complementary options to care. With the technology available today, you have enormous amounts of information available to help you make informed decisions about you choices. Use it! Any doctor who encourages you otherwise is not the doctor for you. Choose your physician wisely!
When our daughter had been diagnosed with severe, life-threatening asthma, my husband and I felt we had few choices in regards to her medical care. We saw pediatricians, allergists, and pulmonologists in consultation and it was a great concern when she obtained no relief from the traditional medical interventions. The massive dosages of steroids had greatly compromised her health and led us yet to another specialist, the endocrinologist.
After extensive testing, we were told that she had no sever allergies but some mild sensitivities which were, “Certainly nothing that would be contributing to the severity of her condition.” Our concerns continued to grow as her condition grew more ominous.
I received a phone call from a concerned family friend, who happens to be a family practice doctor. He hesitantly suggested that we had other “alternatives” and told us about NAET. I started my journey into alternative/complimentary medicine and did some research. I found that NAET — an anachronism for Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Treatment, was a unique approach to treating allergies/sensitivities and other chronic inflammatory conditions.
I met with “Dr. David”. Dr. David Beaulieu, M.S., D.C. is the leading NAET Practitioner in the KS/MO area. He explained that the treatments are non-invasive and a drug free natural solution to eliminate allergies/sensitivities of all types and intensities through the use of “energy balancing” kinesiology and acupressure. Dr. David has been using NAET in conjunction with other modalities in his practice for over fifteen years.
I was skeptical, to say the least, but desperation won out over skepticism. We proceeded with NAET and the treatments were nothing short of incredible. Following NAET, she has had no reoccurrence or treatment for asthma in ten years. No inhalers, no nebulizer, no medications, no trips to the hospital for asthma! I wondered, “If NAET can do this for asthma, what can it do for other chronic inflammatory diseases?”
I was invited by Dr. David to learn more and began to “shadow” him in his office. For over a year I was observing, asking questions and satisfying my curiosity regarding the use and effectiveness of NAET. I even had NAET treatments myself and found that my health improved. No longer did I have those vague “I don’t feel good” complaints. I felt better than I had felt in twenty years. I began following the life-style instructions I heard him giving to patients. I’m now one of the few women my age that I know who can say “I am pharmaceutically FREE.”
Because of the many positive patient outcomes I have observed with Dr. David, I made the decision to go to California to be trained in NAET and Advanced NAET with the founder, Dr. Devi Nambudripad. It has been the most satisfying experience of my nursing career to work with Dr. David in his practice and to assist in the treatment of patients with a wide gamut of inflammatory disease processes. Most of our patients, like my daughter, come to our office as an act of desperation when nothing else they have tried has brought any relief or improved the quality of life.
If you wonder if you might benefit from NAET; if you just don’t feel as good as you think you should and don’t know why; if you have been told you have no allergies or sensitivities but still have symptoms; if you are taking numerous prescription drugs and finding no relief from physical symptoms, consider the possibilities of NAET. Dr. David Beaulieu is available for free telephone consultations to discuss your health and nutritional concerns. You can view the web site at www.askdoctordavid.com. Be sure to read our “Patient Stories”, which are testimonies of how patients have been helped by NAET.
Betsy O’Neal, R.N.