Complementary practitioners work hard each and every day to help individuals heal. We go about our business, knowing the difference we make in the lives of others yet do not receive the pay or the notoriety that other professions glean. Thanks to Linked In, Branch Out and others types of Social Media, many of us are being asked to obtain or provide testimonials for what we do. ‘Word of mouth’ has remained the best method, over all the centuries of man’s existence, for individuals to let others know how we help one another and become known.
Recently, I was at Nature’s Emporium in Newmarket, Ontario, one of the largest health food stores in Canada. Nicholas Mazzoli is the homeopath that works there, providing advice to individuals of all ages. Nicholas, a former professional football player, shared the following story with me, as to how he helped a little girl begin to live a better life.
“A young nine-year old girl diagnosed with severe anxiety and panic disorder came for treatment. She would not touch her brother for fear of contagion and washed her hands immediately after; could not go outside for fear something would happen; could not eat normally or go to the bathroom easily without much anxiety and during the initial appointment was constantly getting anxious, needing to be calmed so that her breathing would normalize. She was also very impressionable; you could not tell her that something was bad for her because it became an obsession. There had been two very traumatic episodes in her life, which contributed to this state. The funny thing was that while engaged in conversation with me, her symptoms seemed to vanish.