|Love just may be the best medicine|
I recently stopped going to "regular" doctors. I was just another number at those places. Just a pile of flesh to probe and poke and stab and write up tests for. I was prescribed all kinds of things that were probably deadly. I was told there was nothing that really could be done. Unless, of course, I was dying.
So I sort of gave up hope.
I'm not dying. But I have had serious digestive troubles since traveling to dozens of countries in my youth, some cleanlier than others.
I picked up different bugs here and there along the way and it was all finally taking a toll on my system.
A few friends recommended Seattle Healing Arts.
"Oh, this is not like going to the DOCTOR'S office," a friend assured.
She explained how they had naturopathic doctors, Chinese medical doctors, massage, Ayurvedic doctors and even a few regular MDs sprinkled into the mix. She told me about how "un-clinical" the place was. There were beautiful paintings, buddhas and they played soothing meditation music while you waited.
I started seeing a doctor there and he's changed my entire view about "going to the doctor."
On our first session, he spent TWO entire hours with me. He let me speak and he listened.
He just listened.
Occasionally he'd ask me a few questions, but he was really very present with me.
I felt a very soft, gentle energy flowing from this doctor.
On my last visit, he had dozens of acupuncture needles stuck in me. Now you have to understand that I really dislike needles of any kind and hate to draw blood.
But I felt so at ease with this person and hardly noticed what was happening. We talked about life while he was giving me this treatment. I felt genuinely cared for.
After the acupuncture treatment I received, the pain in my stomach is now gone.
After being with this doctor for about two months, I've had a profound healing experience like none I've ever experience in a doctor's office before.
What was different?
It was love.
Genuine love and care about another human being.
Of course I believe that proper medicine, herbs, treatments and supplements all help, but all of this is nothing if you are just a number.
I finally feel like my body is really healing.
I'm not just a number anymore.
I'm a human who has been the recipient of the best medicine of all: love.
Have you ever been healed by the love of another person?