Dr. Ehrler shares:
Working with women on their healthcare journey is sacred work that I take very seriously. I speak from the educated, wise woman in me, to the educated, wise woman in you.
My practice is based on the belief that we are capable of observing our own body, heart, and mind, responding to the messages we receive, and caring for ourselves in a context of loving support and assistance. However, women often do not receive this kind of trust from the conventional medical system.
Naturopathic medicine allows a grand rethinking about how traverse the complexities of our health. Our medicine takes into consideration that you do not have the same lifestyle, values, genetics, or co-existing conditions as another individual, so treatment must be unique to you.
The following are the six steps of healing that I often reference during my work with clients, as adapted from the visionary Susan Weed:
Six Steps of Healing
Step 0: Do Nothing Serenity Medicine (sleep, meditate, unplug the clock, don’t look at social media + email). A vital, invisible step.
Step 1: Collect Information Story Medicine (medical intake, low-tech diagnosis, labs, support groups, books, dreams, etc). We want to know why.
Step 2: Engage the Energy Mind Medicine (homeopathy, visualization, ritual, laughter, community). Align the energy of the body to create a colorful, dynamic sense of wellbeing.
Step 3: Nourish and Tonify Lifestyle Medicine (nourishing herbal infusions, healthy food, movement, supplementation, etc.). We create ourselves with every choice we make.
The first four steps build health. Engage them daily.
Step 4: Stimulate/Sedate Alternative Medicine (acupuncture, chiropractic, herbalism, hydrotherapy, massage, etc.) A good place to start when dealing with a chronic problem. However, the foundations of health must be in alignment for true healing to occur.
Step 5: Use Drugs Pharmaceutical Medicine (all prescribed and over the counter drugs). Can be necessary for certain chronic conditions, but must be used appropriately and sparingly.
Step 6: Break and Enter High-tech Medicine (surgery, MRI, CAT scan, x-ray, injections, colonics, psychoactive drugs, invasive diagnostic tests).
The last three steps are fast acting but have harmful side effects. Use them only as needed, and for as short a time as is prudent.
If you'd like to know more about Dr. Ehrler's approach and healing philosophy, she offers a FREE 15 minute consultation, which can be scheduled by sending me a message, or booking online.