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Eric Nelson's picture

James Gordon Says Mind-Body Medicine No Longer ‘Complementary’

When asked what role mind-body medicine plays in maintaining our mental and physical well-being, the response from Dr. James Gordon is unequivocal: “Fundamental!”

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Monica Wilcox's picture

From My Hands & Heart: How Craniosacral Therapy Can Benefit Your Health

healing hands

A week ago I had never heard of Craniosacral Therapy. Today I’m lying on a massage table getting my first session. Serendipity: the gift that keeps on giving.

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Monica Wilcox's picture

Mind Over Medicine: The Personal Power We Have Over Our Health

mind over medicine

I had this funky, unexplainable medical issue with my face. It started with the massive cold sore that took over the corner of my mouth. This may not be a big deal for some but I only get them when I’m moving, flying to New Zealand or living in the sun. That averages out to one every 4 years. After a two week recuperation, another one came on. Two weeks later a third one hit me. Something was wrong.  I was as frustrated and mystified as my naturopath physician. We even ran a test on my white blood cell count to make sure it was running properly.

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Lissa Rankin's picture

The Healing Round Table

If you’re a patient who has incorporated complementary and alternative medicine into your health care regimen, you may have bumped up against some resistance on both sides of the healing fence. Your doctor may think your homeopath is a total quack selling snake oil, and your homeopath may think your doctor is a big thug, thwacking his pharmaceutical hammer at anything that moves.

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Lissa Rankin's picture

A Global Apology On Behalf Of Physicians Everywhere

physicians, apology

Since I wrote this post about the doctor-patient relationship of the broken, outdated, patriarchal system, I’ve been inundated with emails from all of you, telling me your horror stories. (Fortunately, you’re also telling me the good stuff in response to this post about the doctor-patient relationship in The Pink Medicine, so thank you for that!)

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Lissa Rankin's picture

Is Alternative Medicine Just a Placebo?

placebo effect

As someone who supports many forms of alternative medicine, included many alternative medicine practitioners in my integrative medicine practice at the Owning Pink Center, and empowers my patients to seek out treatments based on the guidance of their healing inner wisdom (I call it your “Inner Pilot Light”), this statement in an article on CNN caught my eye:

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Getting Off The Pill

Lauren Sheehan is breaking through the barriers of inauthenticity and masks through Feminine Rhythm. As she quotes on her site, "every time you come in contact with the ground you are sending a shock-wave of energy into the earth proclaiming who you are, what you believe and what you desire." I think you might agree that Lauren's message is not only emotionally inspiring, but physically motivating as well. Let's start moving with intention and hold Lauren's story in a safe space. - Megan Monique

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Lissa Rankin's picture

How Secrets Make Us Sick

secretsA Pinkie just posted a comment in response to Fred Kraziese’s post God, Angels, Life and Moving On, and it inspired me to write a few words about the secrets that we keep. We learn to keep secrets from the time we’re very young.

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