If you’re ready to uncover the roots of your health challenges, RUN, don't walk, to GHHC and meet with Dr. Stéphane and his team of professionals. While western medicine freely offers bandaids for symptoms with “a pill for every ill", GHHC leads you to understand the roots of your dis-ease and guide you to fundamental understanding of how to truly heal. My switch to turning first to the holistic/functional medicine providers at GHHC boils down to the basic principal that if we want to change our lives, we have to be willing to change our actions, and in this case our approach to healthcare.
A little background— My youngest daughter Jenna is 18 years old and has Down Syndrome. For many the words Down Syndrome may immediately and subconsciously convey a host of feelings and assumptions including the belief that the value of her contributions might be less, less than her sister, less than those with "greater intellectual skill". To this perspective, I offer the insight I have learned with her help—great wisdom and impact does not depend on vast knowledge. As most parents do, I have undoubtedly taught Jenna many things in her 18 years; however, the fundamental impacts of the knowledge and wisdom I have learned from and because of Jenna have transformed my life in possibly the most critical and fundamental ways. Unquestionably, I have learned more important things from being her mom than she has learned from me. One clear example--my health, and the health of my family, is exceedingly improved because of the information I have been led to learn because of her.
Six years ago, I met Dr Stéphane for the first time in an unassuming location, a Harris Teeter strip mall next door to a Thai restaurant. He had been recommended by a close friend, who truly believed he was a miracle worker. Her son had a brain injury and couldn’t speak, walk, or move much at all, and Dr. S had helped them in powerful ways. Maybe I was little desperate, looking for hope of some kind. Clearly, I was inspired to make the call for our first appointment, perhaps in search of my own miracle or at least a change. If I knew anything at that point it was that I trusted my daughter and her intuition in guiding whether this was the right direction. At that time, I knew almost nothing about the world of alternative medicine, chiropractors, craniopathy, functional medicine, etc. offered by Dr Stéphane. At that point in my life I knew we were taking a leap of faith, a leap that Jenna pulled me through and needed me to take.
Reflecting back over the last 6 years, I realize there has never been a time that I did not leave Dr. Stephane’s office feeling significantly healthier, happier, and maybe most importantly, more knowledgeable and confident about my health. When I call for an appointment I immediately start to feel better, have reduced anxiety rooted in the confidence that I am now not alone in addressing my concern, and that together we will find the root of the issue and a effective way to move forward. Dr. S and the staff at GHHC help me understand the root causes of dis-ease. I have begun to understand the body’s miraculous ability to heal itself when we remove the obstacles that our frenzied lives and S.A.D. diets have inflicted. I’ve learned that behind every ailment, there is almost always a connection to buried emotions, and when the spine and joints are aligned as designed, the pathways to our own healing will open.
Whether explaining the impacts of food or emotions on our health and well-being, facilitating chiropractic alignment, or employing a myriad of other tools at their fingertips, the team at GHHC is my first choice to meet my healthcare needs. Not only do they have a wealth of information about our bodies and how to heal them, they do so with the compassion and connection of family. GHHC has become my extended health care family.
I have experienced nothing short of miraculous healing in my journey with GHHC. From chronic lower back pain, to hiatal hernia, to anxiety, and everything in-between, I have experienced foundational healing. And in the process, I have been equipped with a wealth of information for myself and my family to keep us on track for the future. At GHHC patients are treated as family and supported to learn fundamentals tools to be healthier and feel better.
My healthcare journey can be likened to the words of Robert Frost —
“Two roads diverged in a wood and I --
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."