Holistic Healthcare Articles

Chiropractic Philosophy and the New Science: An Emerging Unity

As a former medical school professor who currently lectures before chiropractors and chiropractic students, I must admit I am very perplexed about the intellectual foundation of chiropractic education. Major chiropractic colleges create an academic...

Quantum Leaps in Comprehension: Supporting the Body’s Innate Wisdom

We have long been told that “low levels” of serotonin in the brain equal bad and sad, and we have been educated by the pharmaceutical industry about the opportunity we have, through the use of antidepressants, to retrain our wayward neurons by mak...

Shapeshifting: The Evolution of a Post-Modern Integral Medicine

Our unceasing and innate longing for health, happiness and wholeness is embodied in our continuing efforts to better our lives. Blessed with the therapies and remedies of modern science, informed by cross-cultural approaches to healing, and endowed...

Shifting the Paradigm: Insight into the Germ Theory

Since the founding of the germ theory of disease, scientists have offered a holistic perspective. At long last, their efforts are taking hold.I grew up in a household afraid of germs. When my sister was born, my father had all guests put on...

Reclaiming Our Children’s Health

Nutrition, education and food policy affect all of our children. Can we change them for the better?In 2009, the largest recall of peanut products, supplied by Peanut Corporation of America, was prompted by an outbreak of salmonella that...

A New Attitude Toward Fevers: An Interview With Philip Incao, MD

Interview originally conducted for the John R. Lee, M.D., Medical Letter.No one is happy when their children are not feeling well. But there’s one symptom that has long had a bad reputation…which is finally starting to change. In...

Mythology of Science Based Medicine

The current healthcare debate has brought up basic questions about how medicine should work. On one hand we have the medical establishment, with its enormous cadre of M.D.s, medical schools, Big Pharma, and incredibly expensive hospital care. On...

The Healing Force Within

I can’t express anger,” says Woody Allen’s character in Manhattan. “I grow a tumor instead.” Much more scientific truth is encapsulated in that droll remark than many doctors would recognize. For all its triumphs and technical progress,...

Find Stillness to Cure the Illness

It’s a busy day, and you’re inundated by non-stop e-mails, text messages, phone calls, instant message requests, notifications— interruptions of all kinds. The noise of the world is a dull roar that pervades every second of your life....

Health-Conscious Dentistry: Dental Amalgams are 50 Percent Mercury. Should Expectant Moms be Concerned?

Renee Jamison, a 37-year-old senior manager at a financial services firm, realized that she was spending most of her non-working time trying to recuperate from the workday. Describing herself as a type-A personality driven to succeed in her career,...

What a Body Knows: Does “Healthcare” Have Anything to do with Health?

The other day, an article on breastfeeding caught my eye. Apparently, some celebrities have recently boasted about breastfeeding’s bulge-burning benefits. The article offered a response, amassing anecdotes from women, asking: Is it true? On t...

Turn Turn Turn: Options for Turning and Birthing Breech Babies

A breech presentation refers to the position of the baby in the uterus. It is normal, up to the seventh month of pregnancy, for the baby to be in a head-up, or breech, position. After the seventh month, any position other than vertex (head-down)...

Children’s Health: A Question of Balance

All of the common illnesses of childhood are inflammations. “Infection” is the wrong word for them, because it suggests that we get “sick” because germs invade us. This is misleading. We are always exposed to, and often harbor, germs, and yet we only...

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Nurturing the Developing Brain to Achieve Maximum Potential

It’s back-to-school time. As children get back into the routine of learning after the free-floating days of summer, what can parents do to create an environment that will allow their children to flourish and grow to their fullest...

The Vitalistic Healing Model

The modern vitalistic principle was introduced in the nineteenth century when Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752–1840) maintained that there is an “innate” impulse in living creatures toward self-development. This principle of vitalism holds that life...

The Underground Healthcare Revolution

Historically, power complexes begin to falter long before the ruling elite realizes that the oppressed are organizing. Czarist Russian elitists did not fully appreciate the formidable force of organized peasants. The French revolutionaries...

ADD/ADHD: Holistic and Natural Approaches

Traditional Chinese Medicine Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine have different approaches to diagnosing and treating attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. In the West, ADHD sufferers are usually prescribed...

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9 Essential Ingredients for a Natural Birth

In addition to regularly visiting your chiropractor during your pregnancy, consider these nine holistic paths to strengthen your mind, body and spirit for your upcoming birth. Homeopathy Homeopathy is a gentle system of...

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Holistic Care of Middle Ear Problems in Children

Holistic care provides comprehensive treatment for the recurrent or persistent ear problems that are so common in young children. The symptoms of ear infections and fluid collection in the middle ear often begin in a baby’s first year, and they can...

The Road to Holistic Practice: An Integrated Approach

Every doctor spends years gaining an education and training for his or her career. Medical school and internships present crucial opportunities for learning. But the education doesn’t stop once the training ends. Sometimes, in order to be the best...