I’ve always been interested in the balance of the physical, emotional and biomechanical – or the Naturopathic triangle. I chose to study at the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy (now the British College of Osteopathic Medicine) as I was keen to explore more than just the mechanical side of the discipline. Since qualifying in 1996, I have further expanded my expertise to encompass a range of therapies, so I can offer a bespoke treatment to patients. But Naturopathy – which promotes the body’s own self-healing mechanism – remains a cornerstone of my treatment plans.
21st century impact
Modern life is far removed from how we originally lived so it’s unsurprising that it can take a toll on our bodies and pose a challenge to our health:
- burning the candle at both ends
- the impact of the ever-present technology
- multiple and continual calls on our time that lead to stress and anxiety
- poor eating habits
- sedentary lifestyles
- modern pollutants
In fact, environmental factors – both physical and emotional ones – can even affect our genes. This is evidenced in Epigenetics – the study of cellular and physiological traits, or the external and environmental factors, that turn our genes on and off, and in turn, define how our cells actually read those genes. Dr Bruce Lipton has written extensively about this and you can find out more here.
Who is Naturopathy for?
Naturopathy can help patients young and old and in many states of ill/health. It can help a person understand their health and well-being from a broader point of view; even with regard to chronic or acute conditions. But its principal aim is not only addressing current symptoms but also the prevention of illness.
How does Naturopathy form part of a Robin Kiashek consultation?
Naturopathy is based on understanding the person as a whole. So, when a patient first visits me I ask them a series of questions about their lifestyle, medical history, physical and, when appropriate, emotional circumstances.
Depending on the answers and the patient’s requirements/objectives, I may then undertake a clinical examination. Then I work with the patient to identify any factors that may be undermining their health and to develop a plan based on their needs. The aim is to plan a future protocol that will help them move towards a healthier life. This will likely involve looking at diet, lifestyle routines, sleep and hydration. But I may also incorporate my other specialisms – Osteopathy, Acupuncture, Low Level Laser Therapy and Autogenic Training.
Chess but not as we know it
To return to the Naturopathic Triangle, I like to think of what I do as playing chess on a three-layered board. With the top layer representing the physical being, the middle board the emotional and the bottom board the nutritional. And a move on the top board will affect not only the pieces on that board but also those on the middle and bottom.
So, as a qualified Naturopathic Osteopath based in London, I can help you equip your body with the tools it needs to heal itself, or even to prevent illness from developing. Essentially, I help my patients achieve wellbeing through natural methods and treatments, allowing their bodies to fight and prevent disease, minimising the need for surgery or drugs.
To find out more on how my holistic brand of Naturopathic Osteopathy can help combat the stresses and strains of modern life, why not book an appointment at one on my clinics?