Bioidentical Hormone Specialist Bethany Klug, D.O.
Bethany Klug, D.O. has specialized in restoring health since 2003 in her Kansas City holistic medicine practice.
Becoming a physician was the last thing on my mind when I acquired an autoimmune condition that required chronic steroid treatment.
Frustrated with the side effects, I started looking for alternatives. A friend at work told me about a doctor who practiced homeopathic and nutritional medicine.
Within a few months of seeing this doctor, my condition resolved without the use of steroids.
Restoring health since 2003!
Soon after that, an automobile accident left me with chronic back and neck pain. This new doctor sent me to a traditional osteopath, who used his hands to help me relieve the pain.
These physicians helped me free myself from chronic illness and pain, and inspired me in many ways. I clearly saw the link between the food I ate and how I felt. Junk food, fast food, white sugar, white flour and dairy meant a relapse. Fresh food, minimally processed and free of additives meant I stayed well.
I clearly saw the link between my mind state and how I felt. It was as if the automobile accident knocked loose the fear and anger I had been blind to for so long. As learned the practice of mindfulness, the hurt softened and I softened. The osteopathic treatments were more lasting and effective. I became aware how I hid emotional pain in my body and learned to deal with it instead. I gained respect for the power of my mind.
I saw what I once called my survival instinct was really the ability of all living organisms to find a state of balance regardless of the challenges and difficulties presented to it. It’s not always a pleasant place to be. My balance point was autoimmunity and pain. What’s yours? Allergies? Asthma? Diabetes? Heart Disease? Cancer? Depression? Autism? What we call disease is merely the outward expression of this balance. It is the best we can do in this moment.
But, what about the next moment? You don’t have to stay stuck. The balance can be shifted to a better place by creating the conditions for a new and better balance. I call it restoring health to contrast it with the more popular notion of fighting disease.
These lessons led me to commit myself to living in a way that supports life, not just mine but every life. Then I decided to help others live that way too.
That’s one of my stories. We all have them. And it’s where I start with every patient. The stories reveal the path to restoring health. I listen for the clues. It’s a missing piece in medicine today.
Here’s another story to satisfy the left side of the brain. I graduated magna cum laude in 1999 from the University of Health Sciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine, now the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. I spent the next three years in the family and community medicine residency at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. I am board certified in Family Practice by the American Board of Family Practice and in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine.
I have completed coursework with the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists and the Institute for Functional Medicine.
I currently study Biodynamic Cranial Osteopathy with James Jealous, D.O. I studied pediatric cranial work at the Osteopathic Center for Children in San Diego and St. Barnabus Hospital in New York City. I have studied with students of the late Robert Fulford, the remarkable osteopath Andrew Weil, MD describes in chapter two of his book Spontaneous Healing.
I have practiced holistic medicine at the Kansas City Holistic Centre since 2003. I live in Kansas City with my husband David and our cat Shanti, who always reminds us that this moment is purr-fect.