Book Review: The Web That Has No Weaver, Understanding Chinese Medicine

The Web That Has No Weaver

The Web That Has No Weaver, Understanding Chinese Medicine by Ted Jay Kaptchuk OMD was recommended to me by a local practitioner and teacher of Chinese medicine when I asked for ‘something along the lines of Chinese Medicine for Dummies’.  I’ve just recently started learning about traditional Chinese medicine, and have found it fascinating, effective, […]

What is a Healing Crisis?

What Is A Healing Crisis pic

What Is a Healing Crisis? A healing crisis is the body’s sign of being overloaded and overwhelmed with the changes that are taking place on the road to becoming healthier.  This is often due to the body suddenly recognizing and eliminating toxins that otherwise had just been sitting there.  Donna Gates in The Body Ecology […]

Why Holistic Healthcare is Not Just Using “Natural” Substitutions for Medications

Holistic Healthcare 101

What defines holistic treatment? ho·lis·tic [hoh-lis-tik] adjective Based on the idea that you should take care of your whole body and mind, rather than just treating a partof the body that is ill. Thinking of health problems holistically is a learned behavior, but once you are used to it it becomes second nature.  The main objective is to get to the root of any given problem, by treating the entire body and environment, notjust the specific part of a person that […]