Why I love to practice Functional Medicine
All my life I have aspired to a higher calling. First, it was to traditional medicine, and I answered that call by becoming a pediatrician. After more than a decade of work as a practicing pediatrician, I became greatly disturbed by the lack of understanding of the underlying causes of the suffering of so many children. Once again, I sought an answer to my life purpose, and I heard Spirit’s call to deepen my spiritual life: I became an ordained minister. My service as a minister opened me to my own inner spiritual essence as I sought to help people heal from the wounds of human life.
Although my spiritual work caused me to wake up to a higher consciousness, I came to realize that I still wasn’t quite in alignment with my true purpose. Even with all its inconsistencies, I missed working with people in a holistic medical setting. Over these last 15 plus years, I have explored various holistic approaches to healing. First, it was through homeopathy that I discovered the innate wholeness of each human. Practicing the art of medicine as a homeopath broadened my perceptions of the amazing interconnectedness of the human body, mind and spirit. Many people were healed through my work as a homeopath.
Continuing to expand my calling I discovered the “New Medicine” that focuses on the underlying causes of human suffering. This new approach to healing is called functional medicine: a biological, systems-based understanding of all the factors that affect human health and wellness.
Functional medicine is becoming the medicine for our human family. What I love about functional medicine is that it is very individualistic and holistic. Spending time with my patients in understanding all the factors that have influenced them physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually has added to my ability to help them gain a greater sense of well-being.
My greatest hope is that more and more people will seek to understand and change the factors that have influenced their health. Our goal at Healing Unleashed is facilitate the innate power of the body to heal itself, by giving the tools and resources necessary.
Functional medicine is mind-body medicine; functional medicine is truly a spiritual approach to healing. At this phase of my life’s work, my avocation, I believe I am continuing to understand this gift of life in such a way that more people can touch their own life purpose. The end result is that our human family will wake up to our true spiritual potential. This is what healing means to me: the release of our true spiritual nature. For this I am truly grateful.
You Have an Important Choice: teach your children healthy living before they turn to drugs
More than a quarter of all children and teens are taking a prescription drug for a chronic problem on a regular basis. If our children were well, these prescription drugs would not be needed. Prescription drug overdose is the number one killer of young people, with auto accidents number two. Are your home medicine cabinets filled with over the counter and prescription drugs? Are your children learning from you that drugs are the best solution to pain and discomfort? Why are our teens taking dangerous drugs at parties like oxycontin, vicodin, valium, xanax and ativan? When you bring your sick child for functional medicine care you are teaching them a different way of life. You and your children will learn the difference between managing symptoms and actually curing disease. Our clinic heals sick children everyday, eliminating common childhood illnesses. Are you considering functional medicine? Phone Healing Unleashed and schedule a brief consultation with Dr. Wanda Bedinghaus.
- ear infections
- frequent respiratory infection
- learning problems
- behavioral problems
- abdominal pain
- sleep problems
Dr. Bedinghaus’s Community Service
- Board of Directors, West Chamber Serving Jefferson County
- Outstanding Woman of Jefferson County, 2009
- Board of Directors, Colorado Society of Wellness and Prevention
- WestChamber Board of Directors 2011
Ready to begin your journey to wellness?
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