Healing

What is Ayurveda?

by Ranjana Chawla Many of the health problems that we have today stem from the fact that we have become more and more disconnected from our bodies. The choices we make – including what we eat, how we eat, what we do, how we handle stress and what we think – profoundly influence our health. Ayurveda science believes that every ... Read More »

Illuminate Annapolis

If you’ve ever wondered about trying reiki, acupuncture, massage, healing crystals, intuitive readings, astrology, essential oils or tarot (and more!), the Illuminate Annapolis Mind-Body-Spirit Festival, from 11 a.m to 6 p.m on October 22 is a great place to start. The event will be held at the Student Union at Anne Arundel Community College. Throughout the day, practitioners will conduct mini-sessions ... Read More »

What is Chiropractic?

by Allan Tomson, DC  Chiropractic is a holistic drug-free healing art with a primary focus on the spine and the nervous system. It is based on the theory that the spinal vertebra are moveable and they can become misaligned and sometimes “stuck” out of their normal position. Employing a thorough examination and diagnosis, a chiropractor identifies where the misaligned vertebra ... Read More »

Cancer May be a Metabolic Disease AND a Genetic Disease

by Charles Gant M.D., Ph.D. For many years, cancer has been understood to be a genetic disease and we have approached the treatment of cancer from that perspective. The now famous case of Angelina Jolie who underwent bilateral mastectomies because of having BRCA genes is a case in point. Some physicians routinely order genomic cancer panels (e.g., 34 genes) on ... Read More »

Giving and Receiving Energy Healing

A Spotlight on Juana Sancho Davila Juana Sancho Davila Moreland, originally from Lima, Peru, started her career as a healer after receiving her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Catholic University, in Lima. She followed that up with a master’s degree in social work at Howard University, after moving to the United States. Trained as a family therapist and trauma ... Read More »

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 »