The tiredness, crankiness, and loneliness sometimes seem insurmountable. You want to be able to do fun activities with friends, your partner, your kids or your grandkids. You’re looking for someone who can help you rediscover that energy you once had. You want to feel resilient and optimistic about your future.
Perhaps you overdo your weekend activities so that you’re in pain – again – on Monday morning. Perhaps you once had an injury that just will not heal. Perhaps you are just achy and sore all the time. You’re not looking for a massage (because curiously that seems to only make things worse) and you’re not looking for a chiropractor (those cracking sounds are a bit unnerving) but you are looking for someone who can help you move without pain and you are willing to let that person touch your body to do so.
You’re leery of gimmicks. You don’t want to spend money on expensive supplements. You seek your “medicine” from your food and perhaps some herbs. You’d like to know that your options are grounded in science. But you’re also looking for someone to help you better nourish your soul.
You know that there must be another way to feel healthy, but you just cannot find your way through the murky options. There are so many herbs and supplements out there, it’s hard to figure out which one you should use. You have a few prescription drugs, so you are (justifiably) concerned about herb-drug interactions; perhaps you even want to explore weaning off those prescriptions. You’re looking for a guide on your journey, someone who can educate you, but not someone who is an authoritarian.