Tracy W Lockwood, BA, BSc, LCHE, PGCert
I graduated as a homeopathic practitioner with the leading homeopathic medical college in the UK The Centre for Homeopathic Education with a Bachelor of Science and Licentiate to practice in the United Kingdom . I have been working as a practitioner since my student internship in 2006 and was the first Homeopath to be commissioned by Public Health and Turning Point to provide a detox and prescribing programme in Westminster, London known as Tauto-Mod in 2013-14, which provided 60% successful outcomes for those seeking treatment in drug and alcohol treatment.
I also trained in psychology (MUN) and healthcare research (UCLAN) in Canada my native country and the United Kingdom. I also provide consultancy services as a project manager and commissioner for the NHS, Clinical Commissioning Groups and Local Authorities designing, buying and implementing healthcare services in substance misuse, mental health, nursing care and domiciliary care.
I decided to focus my practice on pain and exhaustion disorders such as Fibromyalgia (FM), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME) and Rheumatoid Arthritis due to my diagnosis with FM and Arthritis in 2010. This diagnosis has changed my life. After years of seeking professional care and treating myself, I decided to change my focus from my previous addiction detox service Restorative Recovery Prescribing, to treating pain and exhaustion disorders. Included with my service is a study. This study is now collecting data on symptoms, severity levels and when you first noticed these symptoms. Many of my substance misuse clients did suffer from pain and exhaustion disorders that often mirrored symptoms from FM and ME, leading me to want to further assess the possibility that toxicity in the body is the catalyst to flare-ups.
There is still little known about FM's cause, however researchers are now connecting the possible aetiology to Epstein Barr virus, head trauma, childhood trauma, enlarged arterioles in the hands - the list goes on.
Fibromyalgia in particular can produce various symptoms all at once, rendering the patient debilitated for days, weeks and months once onset of a flare-up. I have worked with hundreds of patients experiencing similar symptoms whether this is through the diseases mentioned or toxicity issues from drug and alcohol misuse. My programmes will reduce the likelihood of future flare-ups and provide mental health support and life-coaching to help you deal with these symptoms in order to change your lifestyle, understand your condition and take control of your health.