Even though I don't choose to practice like one, I am a licensed physician in the state of Vermont.
A licensed naturopath attends medical school after completing their premedical undergraduate work. They also take a national board and state residence exams. In Vermont, all ND’s had to pass a State Pharmacy Exam to prescribe medications. Naturopathic medical school is a 4-year program, after which some graduates opt for a 1-year to 2-year residency.
A doctor imposes an external 'fix' upon your body and treats your body like a passive machine, similar to a car.
As an intuitive consultant, I use alternative methods I've developed over 15 years of practice to listen deeply to identify a struggling healing process in your body and reflect the details of that struggle back to you. In addition, I use my expertise to help your body identify a detailed, layer-by-layer support plan.
In that way I am acting as a guide or consultant, not prescribing as an alternative medicine physician. Your innate ability to self-heal is in the driver's seat, not me.
No, I don't. For years, I tried to practice with a foot in both worlds, acting as both a doctor and a health consultant. The conflict between the two became too great. I now operate remotely using the IBA to assist healing while requiring my clients to have someone else as their primary care provider.
Nothing. The diagnostic skills of naturopathic and other physicians are necessary. The symptom management is important for many of my patients, and I don’t wish to replace this model of care. In my previous practice as a naturopathic doctor, however, the results of this “disease care” model fell far short.
Unfortunately not. Insurance is designed for the conventional medical model. The IBA (bioresonance assessment) is not a medical test and cannot be billed to insurance. Similarly, the consult is not an office visit since I am not diagnosing or treating disease.
For years, I struggled to figure out what to do when patients came in with complex disease. The body is too complicated and each person's reasons for being sick are too individual. I felt like I was just guessing.
In 2015, I learned how to use the Lecher antennae to access subconscious electromagnetic information from a sample of a patient's blood. I was skeptical at first, but with practice, I found it to be a useful way of identifying the priority blocks in a patient's ability to heal.
After doing hundreds, and then thousands, of bioresonance assessments, I found that my intuitive sense of what each patient was struggling with improved. I can actually perceive the quality of the physiologic flow and how it changes over time. With practice and hard work and training, that 'feeling sense' has become more refined. In the form of pictures or sensations, I can help round out the story of the bioresonance assessment and give each client a deeper understanding of what needs to shift in order for them to heal.
I consult on the use of herbal medicines, nutritional supplements, nutraceuticals, and lifestyle interventions like meditation, food choice, and exercise. However, these are not ‘treatments’ as I am not matching them to a particular disease or symptom. Instead, a support plan grows organically from the IBA process of identifying a few specific items that resonate with your body. At the bottom of each IBA report [link sample report], these items are identified as your Support Plan. Two examples of support that have had enormous impact on my clients’ health are spagyric herbs from Organic Unity and liposomal nutrients from Quicksilver Scientific.
In the IBA video consult, I can discuss ancillary support that can maximize the benefits of the IBA-derived support plan. This includes detailed mindfulness meditation training and informal medical astrology information based on your time and place of birth.
The patterns of the natural world, including those studied in ecology, botany, geology, and astrology, are important guides for what is happening inside our own bodies and minds. I may use analogies from these fields of study to help you better understand changes that are necessary for your health.
As long as you can mail me a saliva or blood sample within 7-10 days, we are able to work together.
With each passing year, the bioresonance report and consult deepen in detail and power. I pride myself on the ability to bring together many fields of study and relate them to health. As we work together, we can fill in the details of your River of Health and the landscape that it runs through.
However, I recognize that trying something alternative and new can be daunting. Therefore, the first IBA consult is free. If you find that experience valuable, the best option is to become a member and repeat the IBA consult at regular intervals. If that is not an option, or if you want to only do an occasional IBA consult, you can obtain one for a slightly higher fee than what comes with a membership.
I offer free initial IBA consults.
As part of my professional mission, I will grant sliding scale access to my practice for clients with a history of institutionalized trauma due to race, sexuality, or gender. My hope is that I can help these clients heal the systems of their bodies that may be impacted by systemic discrimination. Read more here