“I found the world’s best naturopath – Fiona Chin. Sometimes I wonder how lucky I am that I managed to find her. In fact I have quite often thought that without my diagnosis I never would have met this prodigious personality!! She rocks BIG time!! Not that I’m grateful for the diagnosis, but she is truly the good that came with the bad.
Her tenderness and caring ways have me thinking on a completely different level. She listened to my story and was able to give me more information about the disease than any of the three neurologist did.
But most importantly, what I found most helpful by my naturopath was her ability to help me grasp the concept of HOPE. Without the concept of hope, the future was caliginous. A very big part oh my healing had begun even after my initial visit. The cloudy thoughts were clearing; I could see patches of blue sky on intermittent days.
She began her thorough process by listening and listing my symptoms. Initially, she wanted to reduce the inflammation. Very sensible.
She began treatment that targeting the inflammatory processes. My symptoms remained persistent, even months after treatment.
We spoke about the diet which I had already commenced prior seeing her.
We spoke about my potential drivers and other possibilities. We did some blood testing and worked from there.
I commenced tai chi, meditation and acupuncture to address my tendency to over fill my mind.
At around the six month mark, and after further tweaking -of my essential fatty acids-I began to feel the changes.
I am still at the very early days of diagnosis, overall, I think the incremental changes are there. This disease takes years to form, and I’m guessing it’ll take some time to fully respond to any type treatment.
I still find MS very heavy. I try to not think about it too much. I do feel that, overall, looking back a year later now I have come a long. Unfortunately, I do have background symptoms most of the time. Which confuses me, frightens me and then has me worry about the MS type. All I can say is now I only like to manage my thoughts for that particular day. I used to think about the future all the time and cram it all in uncomfortably so-to please everyone around me. A luxury I used to take for granted.
Nothing’s for granted. Each day, life is appreciated and enjoyed- minute by minute- so much better than before.”