Lessons from my healing journey
Just one month into journalism school at Rutgers University, I was diagnosed with Postular Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), an autonomic nervous system disorder that turned my life upside down with debilitating symptoms ranging from near-fainting spells to extreme fatigue, dizziness, gastrointestinal pain, brain fog…and the list goes on. I bounced from doctor to doctor desperately trying to get my symptoms under control—yet nothing worked. After hitting rock bottom, I found myself in the world of holistic medicine and reclaimed my life through nutrition, acupuncture and mind-body medicine.
If you are battling a chronic illness, please know that I am with you on this healing journey. Just because your doctors say the condition is chronic doesn’t necessarily mean it’s chronic. An answer might lie in conventional medicine, holistic medicine or perhaps a combination of the two. And if it is chronic in the end, that’s okay too. The most important healing does not occur on the physical level—but in the mind and spirit.
This short guide is a compilation of what learned throughout my healing journey. I wish I had this resource when I was a scared 18-year-old newly diagnosed with POTS. I pray that it will help others find treatments that work for them and, most importantly, inspire hope that healing is possible. If you are interested in Internal Family Systems (IFS) for chronic illness, please don't hesitate to reach out!
To download a PDF copy of my POTS Treatment Tips, click here: