Healing

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 »

Energy Medicine, Yoga Nidra and Meditation Classes Offered in Columbia

Inca Energy Health & Wellness Center, located in Columbia, is offering a series of wellness and energy medicine classes throughout the month of June and beyond. Energy Medicine for Beginners: The Essentials for Self-Care series, taught by Juana Sancho Davila Moreland, based on her pioneer teacher Donna Eden, will run on Fridays, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., beginning on June ... Read More »

Free, Live Webinar on Dealing Naturally with Hypothyroidism

About 20 million Americans suffer from some kind of thyroid disease, according to the American Thyroid Association.  Moreover, a large number of them are unaware of their thyroid disorder. To learn more about this condition, and to discover the ways that it can be treated naturally, join Natural Awakenings and Dr. Sushma Hirani, M.D., for a free, live webinar from ... Read More »

Heart-Based Leadership

Women Mobilize to Heal the World by Linda Sechrist  The Heart to Lead: Women as Allies for the Greater Good, a documentary film directed and produced by Cheryl Gould, explores the emerging paradigm of heart-based feminine leadership and how it is attuning women to their inner strengths, beliefs, each another and our Earth. “Women’s deeper unity of being is empowering ... Read More »