Medical underpinning to this website

On this page I want to say a bit more on my background and underpinning

of medicine in its widest sense that supports this website.

 

I first became interested in doctors and medicine when I was about 8 when

I was involved in a serious tractor accident way out in the country. Although

I shouldn’t have been, I was standing on a tractor, guiding the young driver

to a field with which he was unfamiliar. As he reversed down our narrow

country lane, with field fencing on one side, and a high bank on the other,

he momentarily looked to the right and accidentally lightly steered the

tractor to his left where it mounted the bank and turned over and trapped

me to the ground with the steering wheel weighing down on my right leg.

Oil poured from the oil hole on the dash board and poured over my face, into

my eyes, and as I gasped, into my mouth.

 

The young tractor driver managed somehow to free me, but it took me six months from school to learn to walk again during which time I became aware of the mental emotional side too, grief, loss (inability to walk, run, play, and fear – would I really walk again) and I noticed, even as a child, how “being ill” got you a lot of attention, and that can be quite seductive and it is what can prevent people from healing, they would lose all that care and attention!

 

At age 10 my mother occasionally was seriously ill; it was only as an adult did she reveal she had had a few unsuccessful pregnancies ending in miscarriage. But as an almost teenager, I learned a lot about care and compassion, and the fear-filled emotions of “what happens if mum dies?” The body remembers all these emotions.

 

At 14 I was sent to live with an aunt who suffered seriously from depression and when not doing my school studies, I spent my time simply listening to her stories, watching her tears, and trying to comfort her. Looking back, it was where I learned to listen, to be obedient, to always put someone else first. But in later years, that can be an Achilles heel because always putting other first and never attending to your own needs can work against you.

 

At 15 a school friend was admitted to hospital to have his appendix removed. I had many questions about the process. As I heard his story, which was not one of a good experience, I can almost remember telling myself that I never wanted to be ill. And really, apart from diabetes which hit at age 40, I never really was ill until my late 60, complications of diabetes, now being addressed as I adopt a different perspective on diabetes i.e. it is not what I was told, a death sentence, blindness and gangrene, but CAN be reversed.

 

But essentially, it was my 40s before, after a major mid-life crisis, described elsewhere on this site, I was catapulted into the world of healing, since which time I have never ceased to explore health and wellbeing. I am passionate about encouraging people to be as healthy as possible, living to their maximum potential and well-being.

 

Training

I trained as a counsellor, as a management coach, further as a relationships counsellor, HIV and AIDS counsellor, I established a sexual health charity and had to acquire fast-track training alongside nurses, doctors and social workers in medical knowledge across fields such as pregnancy, STDs, HIV and AIDS, sex and sexuality and so on.

I did a degree in metaphysics and metaphysical sciences.

 

As my curiosity and interests grew and developed, privately I trained, over time, in the following, some of them part time over two to three years.

 

  • Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)

  • Energy Healing

  • Energy medicine

  • Gestalt

  • Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy

  • Intuitive Healing

  • Interfaith service to people of all religious and spiritual traditions and those of none

  • Medical Dowsing

  • Medical Intuition

  • Metaphysical / spiritual meaning of diseases

  • Metaphysical Sciences and Philosophy

  • Nutrition

  • Qi Gong

  • Reiki Healing – Reiki healer, teacher, master

  • Spiritual Healing

  • Swedish Massage and anatomy

  • Transactional Analysis

 

 

Short-term courses

I have also taken intensive courses, mostly lasting about 15 hours each in the following

        Links this side

 

Alzheimer’s     Awakening from Alzheimer’s                 Review  

Arthritis           Healing Arthritis 

Brain health    Regain Your Brain the very latest breakthroughs in brain health  

Cancer             The truth about cancer 

Diabetes           iThrive            

Diabetes           Rebalance Diabetes with the Rebalance Foundation 

Men’s Health   Men’s Wellness Summit    

Mindfulness    with Thich Nhat Hahn 

Nutrition        Various + intensive research, and talking with nutritionists (see also Weight)

Pain                  NHS, Pain Association of Scotland

Psychic             Intuition and psychic development – many courses plus development groups

Qi Gong           1-on-1 training, plus Basic Training 

Qi Gong             for Diabetes  

Stress                NHS

Weight             www.therealskinnyonfat.com

WEL                    Wellness Enhancement Learning 

 

 

And finally, with each medical condition I had to face, or a family member or client faced, I always spent time researching from a conventional medicine perspective, functional medicine, spiritual and metaphysical meanings. Topics have included:-

Conditions or approaches

 

  • Accupuncture /accupuressure

  • Adrenal Body Type

  • Adrenal fatigue

  • Atherosclerosis

  • Auto-immune conditions

  • Blood glucose / sugars

  • Brain health

  • Cancer             Lung, breast, prostate etc

  • Candida

  • Carpel Tunnel

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Cortisol

  • Depression

  • Diabetes Type 2

  • Dupytren’s syndrome

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Fitness / exercise / movement

  • Gallbladdder

  • Gout

  • Gut microbiome

  • Inflammation

  • Insulin Resistance

  • Intermittent fasting

  • Ketogenic diet

  • Loneliness

  • Low Carb High Fat nutrition

  • ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)

  • Mental health

  • Metabolic conditions

  • Nutrition

  • Nutrition for cancer

  • Nutrition for diabetes

  • Obesity

  • Osteoporosis

  • Pain management

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Sepsis

  • Sleep disorders, sleep apnoea

  • Stress

  • Thyroid – hypo /hyperthyroiditis

  • Vasculitis

  • Vitamin / Mineral supplementation

 

 

Research

I have some criterion for my research.  I will read, watch videos, undergo training, consult informed websites, and in order of preference aim to have as my “teachers” - (you'll find links on relevant pages)

 

Experts in the field

Key writers in the field

Health authority (ie allegedly official) sources, mainly their websites eg NHS, Scottish Government, Institute for Functional Medicine etc 

Charities eg Marie Curie, Diabetes UK, Rethink Mental Health, etc

Medical journals New England Journal of Medicine, etc

Medical organisation journals and articles eg BMA, BMJ, NICE, BNA,  IFM etc

Specialist books and websites

Experience of clients

 

I seek to identify bias and balance and evidence-based information

I consider if a piece is biased towards conventional or alternative medicine alone, has an axe to grind, and if so I seek to find out alternative, complementary, functional, metaphysical etc information.

 

I give the above also in the hope that it may support you to structure your own research.

Courses
On-line
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Research

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Experience

Be aware
Be informed

My life seemed to be a series of events and accidents.

Yet when I look back,

I see a pattern.

© 2017,2018,2019,2020 by Andrew Hunter

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