Overload: How to Deal with Too Many Treatment Choices

Information Overload: How To Deal With Too Many Treatment Choices

treatment-choices-lyme-diseaseIllness is always full of dilemmas – what should I do now? What is the right thing for me? When is it the right time to change course? Which thing do I need to chase now?

That’s why I never share posts or articles or any information about illness itself. I always share about healing. In the past, I’ve followed FaceBook pages or email newsletters that are riddled with pictures of scary viruses and stories on sickness and death – real life stories, in fact. And after a long while I realized that none of that information ever helped me. In fact, it hurt me. So I detached. Dismissed. Disconnected.

I healed, anyway.

I didn’t miss a single thing that would’ve cured me had I remained in the fear-zone of too many treatment choices; trying to pick that perfect cure. (P.S. I still don’t keep tabs on any of it).

When author Bryan Rosner contacted me about the release of his latest book, Freedom From Lyme Disease: New Treatments For a Complete Recovery, and asked if I’d share it, my immediate reaction was “no.” Because I believe so strongly in healing from the inside out, even the thought of a book about millions of viruses and bacteria and supplements turned my stomach.

It brought me back to the agonizing days when I, myself, didn’t know how to deal with too many treatment choices. 

But something made me ask him if I could read it, anyway. It turned out, in addition to all the treatment choices, to also have a great amount of information on the spiritual and emotional aspects of disease (just my thing!). And, it put great emphasis on how stress plays a part in the ever-important function of the adrenal glands for healing. I was even surprised (and totally honored) to see that my name was mentioned in it as a resource in the area of emotional healing.

When I finished reading it, I realized something profound that made me think in a whole new way.

I realized that what I had thought of all along as “bad” (the incessant stream of information on every little microbe and treatment choices), is only “bad” when we use it as a weapon against ourselves.

Choices and information, I came to realize, are good. I was what always made them bad.

Most of us do. And it’s not are fault, but it’s true.

They only go wrong in our irresponsible hands. This happens when we obsess, torture ourselves, and doubt our own intuition because we become overwhelmed with treatment choices.

So with that, I decided to share the book, and these thoughts — because one of the things we need most in order to find peace and healing is to learn to hear ourselves above the noise of everything we read, hear, and see. And new information like that in Bryan’s book have not only the potential to guide us in our journey, but offers us an opportunity to practice treatment choices as tools, not torture.

If we can learn to come to information with new energy, it can help us find our flow; our feel-good place. And we are in our flow, we have our greatest healing capacity. We are then able to seek external support from a place of love for ourselves, and not fear for ourselves.

And the magic and healing and progress that comes from that is not in making the “right” treatment choice — it’s in you.

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A note from Amy

I was once where you are so I totally get ya’. After suffering from a myriad of challenges from general anxiety about life to Lyme disease, endometriosis and every autoimmune disease under the sun, I ended up on a search for something deeper than a “fix”. I went to many alternative practitioners – but I couldn’t relate to a single one of them. As a very grounded-in-reality person, many were just too ‘woo woo’ for me and I couldn’t integrate their guidance into my very real-life, life. Then I found myself on an adventurous path of emotional healing — using energy therapy. Talk about ‘woo woo’ right? But with it, I learned. I unfolded. I let go.
My ultimate healing, the kind that goes deep down to your core and makes you whole again, came from following this road. And yours just might too.