Stories are like little time capsules. They carry pieces of truth and meaning over time. Whether it is a myth from 4,000 years ago or your untold story from childhood, the meaning waits like a dry ration; only by the next telling does it enlarge and soften to become edible. It is the sweat and the tears of the telling that bring the meaning out of its sleep as if no time has passed. It is the telling that heals.
Often we repeat stories not because we are forgetful or indulgent, but because there is too much meaning to digest in one expression. So we keep sharing the story that presses on our heart until we understand it all. [Each telling of my story] was a stitch that healed the wound in my heart.
“Any number of individuals—healthcare practitioners (licensed or non licensed)—may participate with you on your life’s journey in the healthy balance of body, mind, and spirit. You may use a gambit of practitioners from massage therapists, herbalists, to a medical doctor or surgeon in supporting your systems in obtaining optimum health.
If you’re very lucky, your primary care physician practices Integrative Medicine. (Refer to our previous blog post for more in depth take on Integrative Medicine).
Dr. Jacqueline Fields offers integrative medicine in her medical practice. This approach is one of the reasons why she has been our primary care physician for almost two decades. My husband and I think of Dr. Fields as the rarest of the best primary care physicians. She embodies ongoing, compassionate care in her practice. Her abilities are impeccable.
This is how she approaches prevention and regard for you. You are not an illness. You are not a symptom. You are a whole person who has tripped over one of life’s challenges and now you’re in the thick of it, needing support to rebalance your health and wellness.
Sometimes this requires a high potency medication to help knock out an infection. Sometimes your treatment plan includes supplements that build and strengthen your body’s resistance to infections. Sometimes you need an intuitive conversation—pursuing a wider circle of information—to discover any lack of support in your mental, emotional, or spiritual life.
Working a job everyday where a boss degrades every effort you make to work efficiently and effectively, doesn’t support your mental and emotional health. This scenario affects the physical body. Dr. Fields understands these subtleties and addresses them in her treatment plans–considering your acute and long-term health and wellness issues. Jackie Fields also reinforces your participation in your own journey of healing and healthy living. She educates you in practices more beneficial in support of the whole of you. Dr. Fields knows that you hold the power to make changes in your life, while supporting that awareness about you with caring, integrative medicine.
We love Dr. Jacqueline Fields. She is a true healer—humble, gracious, with mastery.”