Healing

Cannabis and Cancer

by Patricia Frye, M.D.            Cannabis, which is the scientific name for the marijuana plant, has long been known to alleviate many of the unpleasant symptoms associated with cancer treatment. It can lessen nausea and vomiting, stimulate appetite, relieve pain, increase energy, reduce anxiety, elevate mood and promote restful, restorative sleep. Many patients who have had to undergo several chemotherapy rounds ... Read More »

Manual Lymph Drainage, An Untold Story of Remarkable Benefits

by Gay Lee Gulbrandson The world of personal detox would benefit from greater use of Dr. Vodder Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) to address soft tissue inflammation or swelling, also known as edema. Edema has many causes, some quite visible as in advanced lymphedema, or barely discernable as in physical traumas, post surgery, inflammatory diseases, systemic disorders and more. Experts in ... Read More »

Identifying and Reversing the Impact of Toxins: Step by Step

by Julianne O’Dwyer and Darryl Yeagley              Previous generations were not exposed to the onslaught of man-made chemicals and toxic substances as we are today. This rise in toxins impacts energy, sleep, digestion, heart, mental focus, immune system, mood, weight, chronic illness and disease and are inescapable in our modern world. The toxins that we are all faced with come ... Read More »

Essential Oils: Moment by Moment Stress Support

by Rachel Raba Everything about Washington, D.C. is fast-paced and highly-charged, constantly assaulting residents’ emotions. Not surprisingly, the metro area tops Movoto’s list of stressed-out cities. Humans function as a whole, with mind, body and spirit inseparably connected, each requiring balance and nourishment for total wellness. The body’s cells are wired to self-heal. Stress interferes with this self-healing process. Anyone who ... Read More »

Yoga Therapy for Chronic Pain Management

by Marlysa Sullivan      According to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) analysis from the most recent National Health Interview Survey, 25 million adults experience chronic pain and nearly 40 million experience severe pain. As conventional approaches are often not sufficient to mitigate pain, it is one of the primary reasons people seek complementary approaches. The National Center for Complementary and ... Read More »

Cannabis: An Effective Alternative to Opioids for Chronic Pain

by Patricia C. Frye, M.D. Chronic pain is an enormous public health problem. Approximately 85 percent of American adults will experience it at some time in their lives. Medically defined as pain lasting longer than 12 weeks, chronic pain is maladaptive, in that the pain far outlasts the precipitating injury. It is a burden that affects every aspect of the ... Read More »

Cymatherapy Sound Therapy Pain-Relief Study Offer

“In the beginning was the word,” proclaims the Bible. References to sound vibration as the primordial expression from which all forms were created is also found in other ancient scriptures. Today, quantum physics postulates that everything in the universe is vibrating at specific frequencies, including every cell in our bodies—even our thoughts and emotions. But our natural frequencies can become distorted by stress, toxins and negative emotions. When our physical and ... Read More »

Overcoming Chronic Pain through Chiropractic Care

An Interview with Dr. Coy Roskosky Recently, Natural Awakenings had the opportunity to interview Dr. Coy Roskosky, of National Integrated Health Associates, to learn about the holistic work of a chiropractor to relieve chronic pain for their patients.  NA: What is your philosophy in working with patients who have chronic pain? What are some of the symptoms that these patients ... Read More »

Chronic Inflammation and Your Body

by Dr. Isabel Sharkar Chronic inflammation in the body has become a modern widespread epidemic. It is the source of many diseases including cancer, obesity and heart disease, which make it the leading cause of death in the U.S. With our overly toxic lifestyles, one has to be mindful in reducing his or her exposure to toxins as much as ... Read More »

Rose Wellness Provides a Fully Integrative Approach to Wellness and Healing

by Samantha Hudgins Sushma Hirani, M.D., a family medicine practitioner, has been practicing integrative medicine using the best of conventional and alternative medicine techniques for the past 11 years. Hirani was motivated to open her practice when working with patients with chronic diseases. She started Rose Wellness Center, an integrative medicine clinic in Oakton, Virginia, in 2014, to expand the ... Read More »