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Removing the Obstacles to Cure (Toxic chemicals and metals)
Louisa Williams, MS, DC, ND
Many of us have gone to great lengths to feel better. And yet, for a significant percentage, the abundant energy, vitality, and feeling of well-being that define optimal health continue to elude us despite our most diligent efforts. With a history of toxic mercury amalgam fillings, excessive courses of antibiotics, damaging childhood vaccines, and ubiquitous carcinogenic chemicals – general health guidelines are no longer adequate. The profound effects of these toxic insults necessitate profound intervention – and more “radical” medicine.
The word, radical, derives from the Latin term, radix, which means “root or origin,” as well as “that which is fundamental and far-reaching.” Radical Medicine refers to that field of holistic medicine that is dedicated to ascertaining and treating the most fundamental root causes of chronic illness. Only when these underlying “obstacles to cure” are diagnosed and effectively treated, can we then most fully utilize the nutrients in our diet. Then food truly becomes sacred – and the “medicine” that Hippocrates noted it should be over two thousand years ago.
Louisa Williams, ND initially studied psychology at the University of Texas in her hometown of Austin, as well as at Stephens College where she made the Dean's List. After graduating with a Bachelor's from UT, and later with a Master's degree from Purdue University, she worked for West Oaks psychiatric hospital and the World of Work in Houston, helping learning disabled young adults socially and vocationally. She also worked in private practice counseling clients.
It was at Purdue that Dr. Williams first became interested in the field of holistic medicine while receiving treatment by a chiropractic physician specializing in Applied Kinesiology (AK). After working with other kinesiologists, she enrolled at Texas Chiropractic College where she graduated cum laude in 1984. She then moved to the Northwest where she established the Seattle Health Clinic, specializing in environmental medicine and detoxification. A few years later, after consistently recognizing the value of constitutional homeopathy, Dr. Williams attended Bastyr University and graduated in 1990 as a naturopathic physician.
Throughout her years in practice, Dr. Williams has extensively researched and practiced numerous diagnostic and therapeutic testing methods, including Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT), Directional Non-Force Technique (DNFT), Toftness, Auriculomedicine, Applied Kinesiology (AK) and Clinical Kinesiology (CK). In 1993, she and Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD, co-developed a new muscle testing technique known as Neural Kinesiology (NK). Klinghardt and Williams taught that kinesiology directly measures the state of health of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) through various diagnostic assessments including the blocked regulation test (Beardall/Klinghardt/Williams), the ischemic therapy localization test (Klinghardt/Goodheart) and the initial patient presentation of sympathicotonia or parasympathicotonia (Klinghardt/Williams). NK testing centers on diagnosing and treating the seven most common factors that block healthy regulation (normal functioning or homeostasis), including dominant foci (dental and tonsil focal infections and scar interference fields), toxic metals and chemicals (amalgam fillings, nickel-gold crowns, petroleum-laden shampoos and soaps, etc.), major food allergies (primarily wheat and dairy), and viscerosomatic psychological issues (chronic emotionally-based organ-structural contraction patterns). Doctors' Klinghardt and Williams also specialized in teaching neural therapy - the treatment of chronic focal infections and scars, their disturbed fields and neighboring autonomic nerve ganglia, with and without needles.
Dr. Williams taught the NK method for many years in the US, as well as abroad in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. However, in 1998, after several years of clinical research, she introduced a new diagnostic testing termed Matrix Reflex Testing, or MRT. MRT measures the state of the connective tissue, or matrix tissue, in the body, and is an even more sensitive diagnostic tool than kinesiology for determining the most effective therapeutic interventions in patients. In addition to the aforementioned diagnostic assessments measured in NK, MRT also includes testing for the need for drainage remedies (from Belgium), auriculotherapy (from France) and constitutional homeopathy (from India). In regard to the latter, Dr. Williams first became aware of Dr. Rajan Sankaran's incredible method for determining a patient's deepest constitutional homeopathic remedy when it became a complete and viable system in 2003. She has been intensively studying this truly miraculous new "Sankaran System" in depth ever since, and now uses it extensively in her practice.
Radical Medicine, published in 2007, is the first book that Dr. Williams has written, but not the first publication. In her career she has authored over twenty teaching manuals, as well as several research articles published in both English and German. She has also authored an Ebook, The Negative Side of Positive Thinking (www.radicalmedicine.com). She serves on the board of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM), and is a member of the International Academy of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK), and both the American and California Associations of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP, CNDA). Currently she practices in Marin County, California.