An Incredibly Lighter Way of Being: The Trager® Approach

How can soft touch and pleasurable rhythmic movement go so deep as to make positive permanent changes in the person receiving it? The Trager® Approach is just such a paradox. Dr. Milton Trager came up with this profoundly simple way of easing the body-mind to release its unwanted holding patterns. A  mailman and a boxer—not particularly an intellectual or a ... Read More »

Research and the Efficacy of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient form of healing with a documented history of roughly 3000 years. In China and other Asian countries, this form of healing is a foundational part of the overall culture, and people are aware of the benefits of receiving acupuncture. In fact, some of the population is educated in terminologies (i.e. hot/cold, yin/yang, damp/dry, wind, etc.) used ... Read More »

An Herbalist’s Approach to Cancer

Supporting the health of a person diagnosed with cancer, using both modern and traditional medicine, is a touchy subject requiring us to rethink cancer. As an herbalist and nutritionist, my own hesitations were abandoned when I learned my aunt was diagnosed with stage four cancer. I immediately began researching her specific cancer and how medicinal herbs and foods might help. ... Read More »

Recipes for Rethinking Cancer

Fruit Compote Recipe – A tasty, easy-to-digest way to get your daily dose of fruit, with aromatic spices to help soothe nausea and aid digestion. Add to oatmeal, yogurt or eat all by itself. Ingredients: 6 cups of any organic stone fruit, chopped (apples, pears, peaches, apricots, plums, nectarines)  2 cups of organic fresh or frozen berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, ... Read More »

Reiki Demystified

Reiki master and teacher of 20 years, Thavma Phillips presents an hour of information to anyone curious enough to learn about the "user friendly" healing modality, Reiki. Sessions will be offered on at 11 a.m., August 4, 11 and 18 at the District Wellness Group, 1608 20th Street, third floor, near Dupont Circle. Although it isn't necessary to understand Reiki ... Read More »

Treating the Individual Rather Than the Disease

After a long career as a board certified physician in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. John Pan, had a different idea of how to treat his patients. Conventional medical practice begins by looking at a patient’s symptoms. Drawing on the rich and sacred traditions of the world’s best healing practices, Pan decided to turn that notion on its head. The starting ... Read More »