The Fountainhead Method is not a “one size fits all” protocol for various diagnosis. It is a method for developing a unique and individualized treatment plan for each patient, which has proven successful time and time again. Below are the steps involved in using the Fountainhead Method.
1. Listen and Investigate.
The doctors at Fountainhead Clinic take time to listen to all your concerns and answer all your questions. Often times we want to talk to your loved ones as well, to make sure we understand you as a whole person. The initial intake, where we do the majority of our investigative work typically lasts two hours or more. We don’t put a time limit on new patient intakes. We take as long as it takes to make sure we know enough about you and your concerns to develop a treatment plan that is specific to your needs. This will assure the most rapid healing possible takes place.
2. Stimulate the Body to Heal.
Step three is the most important and our favorite step, stimulating the body to heal! Your body has a profound, innate ability to heal itself. Think about when you get a cut on your finger or a cold, your immune system attacks whatever the offending agent is and your body heals. In dis-ease something has gone awry with your body’s innate ability to do this, maybe it is just a weakening of the immune system, an inflammatory reaction, an “imbalance” in neurotransmitters or hormones. Whatever the case may be, some underlying imbalance has occurred in your system, which has thrown off your natural ability to heal. This is where homeopathy comes in. Homeopathy, when applied correctly, has the ability to correct this underlying imbalance. It allows your body to recognize and correct the misalignment that has happened. When your body is stimulated to heal, your symptoms improve, leaving no trace of dis-ease behind. So while it is important to give the body what it needs to heal, in terms of nutrition, exercise, supplements, etc. The real key to healing lies in correcting the underlying imbalance with homeopathy. You can learn more about what homeopathy is here.
3. Remove Obstacles to Healing.
Obstacles to healing come in many shapes and sizes. Some people have many, some may have none. The doctors at Fountainhead Clinic are trained to detect if any of these obstacles exist or require further investigation, which they will do during the extensive initial interview process. When we can remove these obstacles, healing happens much more quickly and easily. Some examples of obstacles to healing are food sensitivities, nutritional deficiencies, a genetic polymorphism, environmental toxicity, thyroid imbalances, unhappy relationships or job situations. With your doctors guidance most obstacles can be removed or corrected. If you have something that cannot be removed right away, don’t worry, we can work around it and it usually ends up resolving itself through the healing process.
4. Give the Body What it Needs (supportive therapies)
This step usually relates back to step 3, removing obstacles. Each individual is different in what he or she may need. Some may need a grain-free diet, some may need vitamin D or 5-MTHF supplementation, a (temporary) medication, a regular exercise routine or counseling. We prefer to keep supplementation to a minimum so we can get out of the way and let the body do what it does best, heal. If you are currently on a supplement regimen, we will review this with you and let you know what would be helpful to continue and what is unnecessary. Our doctors will work with you to figure out what you need to support your mind and body. Usually all that is needed is the correct homeopathic remedy, but occasionally, a little extra help is called for.