Another way to find the healing your body needs

Nick Inman reading Métamédecine

A spell of poor health and isolation led NICK INMAN to explore alternative treatments - what he found took him on a journey of discovery of both mind and body

Six years ago I suffered from unbearable toothache. The dentist referred me to a specialist, who said I needed lengthy and expensive treatment that would involve losing several teeth immediately and maybe more later.

It was not a life-threatening condition but it was extremely demoralising. Surely, I reasoned, something could be done other than this proposed drastic course of treatment.

I felt there had to be an alternative but complementary medicine is a bewildering field and I did not know where to start – especially in a foreign country, communicating in my second language.

In the depths of gloom, I turned to a friend for help. She lent me a book, in French. I knew I was not going to read it – I did not want theory and advice, I wanted someone to fix me - but I took it home out of politeness, wondering how long would it be right to keep it before giving it back.

A few days later, I decided it would do no harm to open the book. Halfway through the introduction, I was already seeing my condition in a very different way.

The thesis of Métamédecine: La guérison à votre portée (“Metamedicine: Healing is within your ...

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