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A Manifesto for Medical Practice with Wes Rocki

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Today's medicine is fear based and geared to one size fits all. The new medicine is based on self healing, identifying the underlying psychospiritual roots of illness, and looking at the whole person. In his Manifesto for a New Medicine, Dr. Rocki shares his ideas about what needs to change in today's health care to provide health and vitality.              

Addiction Programs Don't Work with Richard Gracer, MD

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Many addiction programs exaggerate their success. In general only about 15% of people in these programs get better. Usually there is a problem that is urgent that leads to getting into a program. Underlying problems must be addressed. For the first time, a doctor has developed a treatment program especially for "hidden" addicts-people whose lives...

Chronic Illnesses Require Chronic Solutions with Ofer Erez

submitted by: admin on 04/24/2019
A quick fix for chronic problems is not often realistic. Being consistent to neutralize our trouble is the key. Stress is another problem that takes a consistent effort. The wellness buffer and looking at underlying problems is discussed.

Corporate Alexander Work with John Baron

submitted by: admin on 04/24/2019
Alexander training can be used in a corporate setting to manage injuries and pain. Observation is the first step in understanding what the needs are for pain relief. How people express themselves is powerful information that helps guide how and which parts of treatment will be offered. The best therapists are lifestyle coaches. Learning Alexander work takes...

Creating Optimism with Bob Murray and Alicia Fortinberry

submitted by: admin on 04/24/2019
Blending bodywork, movement, and psychotherapy is a potent combination that gets at the underlying causes of deep psychological problems. Emotional and physical trauma as a child affect us lifelong and are embedded in our bodies.

Depression Management

submitted by: admin on 02/16/2015
  This overview of depression reviews what depression is, how it is manifested, and what can be done to treat it. The underlying psychological causes for depression cannot treated by anti-depressants. Yet psychiatrists have become psycho-pharmacologists rather than therapists. Current literature now questions that antidepressants are any stronger than...

Do Painkillers Interfere with Antidepressants?

submitted by: admin on 04/24/2019
Antidepressants, especially those in the SSRI category such as Zoloft, Prozac, Paxil, may not work in people also taking painkillers such as ibuprofen and aspirin. This combination leads to lowered serum levels of the antidepressant and less antidepressant effects. This is just one more example of how many potential complications there are to using SSRI antidepressants....

Finding the Cause of Pain with Alon Marcus, OMD

submitted by: admin on 04/24/2019
Dealing with pain is important but unless we determine the underlying cause, our treatment can be off base and lead to too many ineffective treatments. An inquiring mind is key to embracing this approach.

Heart Disease

submitted by: admin on 09/23/2013
This the number one cause of death in the US. We don't deal with underlying causes and tend to rely on treating symptoms. There is much to be learned from a good workup that can reverse this disease.          

Inflammation Can Cause Depression

submitted by: admin on 02/16/2015
  An article in Life Extension in September of 2012 suggested the anti-inflammatory drugs might be the answer to managing depression. This idiotic suggestion seems like an ad from Big Pharma. When are we going to look for the underlying cause for disease rather than just treating its symptoms? There is little doubt that depressed people have high levels...

Only Drugs Can Treat Hypertension

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
A study comparing drugs to other therapies is presented. The pros and cons of using drugs or non-drug approaches are reviewed and discussed.

Pain Management Overview

submitted by: admin on 10/19/2013
  We all suffer from pain and most of the time we rely on medications that are often not safe. Integrative therapies work better than just one treatment style. New breakthroughs such as infrared light therapy are discussed. Insomnia, non-restorative sleep, poor concentration, accidents, depression, fatigue and irritability are common signs and symptoms...

Shocking Effects of Taking an Occasional Sleeping Pill

submitted by: admin on 05/28/2014
  Sleeping pills are not safe for anyone! Not for people with congestive heart failure (CHF), and not for healthy adults with insomnia. We are not talking about minor issues; we're talking about problems leading to hospital re-admissions, death, or an increased risk for developing cancer! According to information presented in May of 2014 at the...

Treating Hypertension Using Mindbody Psychotherapy

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
Hypertension is generally treated with drugs in mainstream medicine, but using bodymind psychotherapy can get many people off their drugs and still have controlled blood pressure. This approach shifts the balance of the autonomic nervous system from sympathetic (fight or flight response) to parasympathetic (relaxation response) dominance. This treats the cause...

Treating Insomnia with Mindbody Psychotherapy

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
Many people turn to medication first and then perhaps look for the underlying meaning of insomnia. There are many bodymind psychotherapy strategies that can do a lot to resolve sleeping problems. Using the river of life technique it is possible to shift from a sympathetic to parasympathetic dominance because it is relaxing. The felt sense of the meaning of insomnia...