Been up since 4am. Nice to finally get off my feet 14 hours later.
Here is what I don’t understand. Why do gastroenterologist not have colon hydrotherapist working directly with them? Why do so very few understand what we do. We could be such a huge service to them. We could work hand in hand to truly help people with common digestive issues.
It’s a huge pipe dream. Even naturopaths seem to have limited knowledge of what we can do, what we can uncover, how beneficial it is to be able to see how people’s digestion is actually functioning.
We can grasp so many subtle intricacies about people’s tracts and we are overlooked as if we were charlatans because very, very few doctors understand the value of what we can bring to the table. Let alone that we can implant…. basically whatever the doctors want; antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, probiotics, coffee, herb extracts, on and on. Things that can be put straight into the gut and benefit the microbiota directly.
Frustrating to have my hands tied by a healthcare system that seems devoid of concern for the reasons issues arise and not just addressing the symptoms of these issues.
Today I saw a woman that was having severe retention issues, which seemed aggravated by a tight sphincter. I would have needed more time, questions and another session to see for sure. But this was her second day and Jill saw her yesterday and it’s not my practice. We are not legally allowed to diagnose or prescribe anything. Which I get, but ugghhhhhhh……
I said nothing.
Then I saw another woman and she’s studying naturopathy and I was so excited for her. Part of her studies involves Qigong and I was amazed by that. So we started talking about energy healing and she asked me why I didn’t do it for a living and I told her the women I know locally who are trying to do it full time and seem good at it are barely managing. I’m a single mom with three kids. I can’t chance it. I didn’t tell her I’m barely making it as it is. 🙄
Then I had a cute twink come in. He was adorable. I wanted to talk to him about his sexuality but I don’t cross that line unless the client does. He was very quiet and shy. But so cute. I could pick him up and put him in my pocket. I was rubbing his little toes that were smaller than my 11 year olds.
God I really hope none of my clients read this. So embarrassing. But I truly hold them all in such high regard. I know that for some of them coming in for a colonic is not fun, or easy and I am so proud of them for taking care of themselves. I had to admonish cutie pie a little though. He has issues I asked if he had talked to his doctor about and the answer I got was basically no.
I obviously can’t make people go to the doctor but jeezus. I wish I knew a local naturopath that specialized in gastrointestinal issues and I could work with in tandem. But again. Probably not gonna happen. Everyone I’ve met so far seems to have their own specialty and modality and that isn’t digestive. Not that they don’t treat digestive issues just that it isn’t their specialty.
Life goes on. I just have to keep doing all I can to help people in whatever capacity I can and am allowed to. Right?
I think I’ll sleep well tonight.