Natural Medicine with Dr Arien
Natural Integrative Medicine techniques support the body’s natural ability to heal, through physiological and biological support, by reducing stress and promoting a state of relaxation that leads to better health.
Dr Arien has 30 years’ medical and natural medicine expertise to coach you to optimal health and support your journey into healing. Dr Arien is a proven expert in the field: author of many articles and books on natural medicine, stress management and wellness.
It can support and motivate you to achieve optimal health, through health education, allowing you to take self-responsibility and engage in your own health and wellbeing, feeling empowered to make the necessary lifestyle changes. Some techniques are complementary (can be used with prescription medication, especially to prevent the nutritional cost of many medicines), and some are alternative (to use rather than, or instead of, mainstream prescription drugs).
Natural integrative medicine uses modalities like biological system support (e.g. dietary, nutriceutical food supplements and herbal remedies) to manage diseases like diabetes and fibromyalgia; group support to change habits associated with e.g. obesity, diabetes and heart disease; chiropractic manipulation and relaxation techniques to reduce pain, to name but a few.
The practices and techniques we offer at the Healthy Living Space, that most patients find helpful include:
- Integrative medicine consultations – Health Coaching – an overview and assessment of your current health status, what you’d like to change, discussion of best options for you to return to optimal health. We take a comprehensive history, do an InBody body composition screening, heart health analysis with our in house comprehensive finger prick blood tests and blood pressure, adding laboratory blood tests as necessary – e.g. insulin, vitamin D status, liver and kidney function, etc.
- Specific personalised herbal remedies using practical Kinesiology of what your own body needs at any particular time.
- Specific micronutrient combinations (vitamins, minerals, amino acids, bioflavonoids, minerals) to support your body’s natural healing abilities and processes.
- Timeless DNA™ Program (Serum, Heart-Brain-Body Support & Antioxidant and Youthful Living Program) to support longevity, cell rejuvenation and optimal health – aimed at the ‘baby boomers’ born more or less between 1946 and 1964
- Mind-body coaching (relaxation practices) – Mind Solutions and Stress Solutions Courses
- Interactive guided imagery, music and creative exploration
- Massage therapy
- Holistic psychotherapy
Allow Dr Arien to help you understand the difference to make the right choice for you:
- 30 years’ medical and natural medicine expertise to coach you to optimal health and support your journey into healing.
- Proven expert in the field: author of many articles and books on natural medicine, stress management and wellness.
- There are natural options to treat every illness and chronic disease
- Comprehensive health risk and heart age assessment on premises – incl. cholesterol HDL, LDL, triglycerides, blood pressure, blood sugar, stress questionnaire.
- Body-mind approach – the body achieves what the mind believes.
- Supplements formulated & developed by medical doctor specialising in natural, integrative medicine
- Health Shop: In-House, Online, Email or Telephone Orders for your convenience
Before using “natural” remedies ascertain the following:
- Will it support the body’s own natural healing processes
- Can it be used with your prescribed medication
- Most prescription drugs cause nutritional deficiencies. Will the natural remedies prevent this in a complementary fashion.
- Does it include: herbal remedies, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, bioflavonoids etc.
- Can they provide natural alternative options for disease and acute illness
- Does the provider ensure that micronutrients are present in optimal amounts
- Can they provide specialist advice on natural remedies
We understand the importance of your health, therefore our entire focus is on meeting these criteria
Disclaimer: In a sincere effort to support people everywhere in their journey to the natural human state of health and happiness, Dr Arien endeavours to the best of her abilities, training and experience, to only choose well researched and safe herbal remedies and nutriceuticals to support the body’s natural physiology and functioning. Specific recommendations are made either during personal consultation, or email consultation, based on completion of a very specific questionnaire to assess health and stress status, nutrition, exercise, medical history, recent blood chemistry and prescription drugs currently in use, to determine possible interactions and correct tapering of medication if requested. It is therefore every individual’s responsibility to learn about their own health and wellbeing, in order to choose whether they prefer a more natural path to health and wellbeing. Health is not only about taking natural remedies, or prescription drugs for that matter, but also considering the deeper causal issues of trapped emotions, mental and spiritual wellbeing, while taking appropriate measures to live a balanced lifestyle.
Stress (distress) is a constant modern day challenge to our health & happiness. It can however be effectively managed through specific tools and techniques. Books, relaxation CDs and courses offered by medical doctor and stress expert.
Let’s acknowledge it: we’re living in a stressful environment that deeply affect ourselves, our community, and of course, our children. When asked whether she’d support a rally against war, Mother Theresa answered: ‘No, but if you have a peace rally, I’ll be there!’. We focus all our attention on what we don’t want: stop crime, no crime, no violence, no poverty, fight crime, poverty, etc. When considering the law of attraction, this mind-set tends to create more of the same, as well as a tremendous amount of fear and stress inside ourselves and our children. What if we change our thoughts to: I want peace, calm and safety; I want to be surrounded by love, joy and gratitude; I find solutions; I observe what’s going on in my relationship with co-workers, and so on?
Work related distress is harmful to your health. So is personal distress. Not only does it double your risk for dying of a heart attack, long term unrelenting stress can be the cause or exacerbating factor in almost any of our modern day chronic diseases or ailments: from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, infections ranging from colds and flu to HIV/AIDS, cancer, skin problems, premenstrual tension, endometriosis, severe menopause, back problems, obesity and overweight, to chronic fatigue, digestive system problems and lung disease.
Stress management is of the utmost importance to maintain health and wellbeing and restore a sense of serenity and peace while maintaining creative, productive, high profile lifestyles.
Cigarette smoking, poor nutrition, substance abuse, a sedentary lifestyle and, most importantly high stress levels, are major contributing factors to work related health problems and reasons for employee absenteeism. Many studies show that psychological and physical factors in the workplace such as intense deadlines, poor interpersonal relationships, poor ergonomics, absence of a stimulating work environment and healthy work culture, as well as inadequate job descriptions, are also major contributors to employee absenteeism and increased health risk.
Health Coaching with Dr Arien
Health Coaching Program
Developed and presented by Dr Arien
My commitment to you: I am here to support you & facilitate your journey into healing, for you to maintain optimal health & wellbeing.
My philosophy: A whole being approach, an integration of body, mind, emotions and soul, to help you find inner balance with natural health solutions, becoming healthy from the inside out.
My life purpose: to help you while I’m forever learning, growing & applying, myself! ‘We teach best what we most have to learn!’
Your 3 month / 99 days to Optimal Health and Wellbeing Guided & Supported Health Coaching Program
I believe in a holistic, integrative approach to manage health and wellness risks, and therefore develop and implement comprehensive and integrated sustainable health and wellness solutions. I am passionate about helping others find the real cause of disease and therefore the way to healing, which lies deep within us. I’m emphasising the epigenetic structure of the cell membrane, where the messages actually go through to the DNA molecule within the cell nucleus. Whatever binds to the receptors on the cell membrane, ultimately affects the function of every cell. These binding molecules (the vibrations of thoughts, emotions, nutrients, oxygen, water, sound), are under our control and the better we know how to manage the messages consciously, the more control we have over the unconscious saboteurs within our own unconscious minds. Much of our focus throughout the health coaching course, will be on how we control whatever binds to receptors on our cell membranes
Many people move from one self help program to another, changing their lives for a time, and then relapsing again, over and over and over. If you’re one of us strugglers on the way to wellness journey, there’s hope! This coaching program will help you to stay motivated, learning while you’re growing. I’ll be there every step of the way to guide and support you, for you to ultimately claim self responsibility, by changing limiting, impeding beliefs and old brain patterns, to become the whole, happy and healthy human being you were created to be!
Many of us want to remodel our lives, but think we need outside help from guru’s or experts, preferably coming to live with us for 12 weeks, 3 months, or 99 days! On our own we remain stuck in old habits, health harming beliefs and lead pipe neural networks in our brains.
The most common problem is to sustain behaviour change and especially to stay motivated. Most people are looking for advice about what to do, and when they get it, they do not act on it for lack of motivation.
Unfortunately, because of this factor most doctors deal with patients who are not motivated and are instead looking for quick fixes, who would rather take a prescribed drug than change their behavior. e.g.. Quick weight-loss pills and potions, sedatives, anti-depressants and pain-killers.
This 12 week, 99 days health coaching course aims to improve life by addressing the specific harmful habits, helping you on your way to wellness by making the correct decisions about your own health and wellbeing. It is a step-by-step approach that encourages and informs at the same time, while allowing you to grow and develop as a human being. The course is designed to add value on a weekly, and sometimes even a daily basis with little notes of encouragement and the choice to read and make an informed decision when it comes to your health.
This course is about changing and maintaining healthy behavior. If you simply condemn unwanted behavior without acknowledging what you are getting out of it, you may not be able to give it up no matter how much harm it is causing. Throughout the course, the focus will remain on you and your decision to focus on what you want, not resisting what is, and definitely not focusing on what you don’t want! Your focus will be on finding solutions for your health challenge: e.g. stress, depression, chronic fatigue, heart, menopause and digestive problems. Reading Health & Happiness and Stress Solutions, as well as articles (e.g. Molecules of Emotion and Alchemy of Healing), will provide the background information for the work we’re about to do over the next months.
The time period of 12 weeks or 99 days, is the time it takes to change old behaviour, stuck brain patterns and harmful beliefs, and most important, to maintain the changes you make. This time frame will also make you realise that there are no quick fixes on the way to wellness. Your aim will be on a journey, not on a short term goal.
I do recommend nutriceutical products with the course, depending on your blood tests results, your medical profile and family history. They are not essential, but they will help restore function on a cellular level, in a gentle and supportive manner, because they are the very nutrients you need to function at peak performance levels. Healthy food choices are the mainstay of any health coaching program. Good quality, reputable food supplements and herbal remedies (nutriceuticals) are an additional insurance policy you take out on your own health and wellbeing.