Most of the therapies recommended at this clinic are essentially natural. It is unusual for us to suggest drugs or surgery – but when we feel that these are unavoidable, we say so.
Think of yourself as an athlete in the race for health. Every athlete improves his performance with the help of a good coach – and that is what we are to you. A coach provides technical information and guidance, analysis, monitoring and feedback. You bring motivation, a determination to improve your health, a willingness to do what it takes, and a willingness to take on responsibility for getting well and staying well.
Results may be quick or slow to appear. It is not surprising when they are slow, for they reflect fundamental changes in you. When results are quick, do not make the mistake of assuming that no further treatment is needed! Good health is not just the absence of symptoms, it is a long term state of high and increasing resistance, of high vitality and subjective well being. Stick with it!
We review all test results with you, and give you copies for your own records whenever possible. Through this we try to increase your understanding of how your body functions, what is stopping it from healing itself, and why lifestyle changes are so important in the return of health.
Our forms of testing and treatment are different from those used in standard medicine. They are designed to find out what is blocking your self-healing, and to remove the blocks; they are not focused on identifying and treating specific disease. Many physicians are sceptical about and critical of our approach. Please bear in mind, however, that medicine has always progressed slowly and is reluctant to accept changes in the way we look at illness. Complementary and preventive treatments, nutrition and functional treatment are all still widely regarded (despite years of experience and thousands of patients) as experimental and unproven. The major breakthroughs in health – the use of antiseptics, penicillin, vitamin C for scurvy, iodine for goitres and many more insights – all met with great initial resistance.
These methods are not for everyone; please bring up any concerns or misgivings you have as soon as they arise. If you express doubts and concerns freely, we may be able to allay your anxiety through further information or through suggesting alternative ways of dealing with your problems; if necessary, of course, we will recommend more standard medical care. Remember, there is always an alternative to any medical treatment, including ours! We seek to give you information to assist you in making decisions, and to support you in following through those decisions; the absolute alternative also exists, that of doing nothing at all. It is one that we do not recommend.
At Genesis Wellness, we do not claim to know all the answers to everyones health problems. We cannot guarantee the results of our testing and treatment, but we find that more than 80% of our patients experience significant subjective and objective improvements – most of these people have undergone extensive treatment in many different systems before coming to us.
If you decide to participate in treatment at Genesis Wellness you will be asked to fill in a questionnaire and to bring details of your past medical history with you to your first visit. We will ask you about your symptoms, and about your family’s medical history. The more accurate the information you supply, the more comprehensively we will be able to design your health programme. Our aim is to make a fundamental change in the quality and direction of your health trends, to put you on a course of improving health for the rest of your life.
During your first consultation, in addition to a detailed discussion about your health and symptoms, we may recommend neuromuscular feedback testing with Applied Kinesiology. Most people have never heard of this system, but it provides a quick, non-intrusive, painless way of gathering valuable information about the key factors that are affecting your self healing capacity. Together with your age, family health history and nature of complaints, it helps to determine what initial tests should be carried out.
Most of the tests that we recommend are carried out in nearby laboratories and x-ray facilities. A few of the tests are performed in our Clinic. There are also times when we feel that we can help you without needing to do any laboratory tests.