Tag Archives: alternative medicine

How Is Reiki Used for Emotional and Physical Healing? An Interview with Jennifer Brinn, Part One

A Reiki practitioner uses positive energy to dispel negative energy and help clients heal

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Jennifer Brinn, who has been a Reiki practitioner since 2003. She achieved a Master level in 2006 and now teaches new practitioners as well. Debra: Jennifer, thank you so much for taking the time to speak … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Faith Link” by Max Fleury, MD

A doctor explores the influence of spirituality on one’s health -- and even one's lifespan

“The Faith Link: Scientific Proof That Your Belief Determines Your Health” (Charisma House, 2016) offers insights into the fascinating effects that one’s religious beliefs and spirituality can have on one’s health. The book’s author, the French Dr. Max Fleury, offers a valuable … Continue reading

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What Are Collaborative Doctor-Patient Relationships? An Interview with Dr. M. Grace Laurencin, Part Two

A primary care physician discusses the details of patient-centered care

Today, in the second part of a two-part interview (read part one here), SevenPonds spoke with Mercedes Grace Laurencin, M.D. M.P.H. about the interpersonal, social and psychological aspects of providing primary care as a physician. Her retainer medical practice, based in … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: Take Refuge in Nature’s Tender Touch

Timeless techniques for navigating grief with natural materials

Our Tip of the Week: Spending time in direct physical contact with the elements offers a chance to slow down our troubled minds to the pace of a flower’s unfolding, to offer up our hearts to a gust of wind … Continue reading

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Can Ayahuasca Heal Grief? An Interview with Dercas Nidra, Part One

Dercas Nidra's groups lead the way in tea-based healing

In the first part of this two-part interview, we spoke with Dercas Nidra (his name has been changed to protect his identity). He is a licensed social worker and yoga instructor from San Francisco who leads monthly ayahuasca sessions to … Continue reading

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What is Jin Shin Jyutsu? An Interview with Judy Andry: Part Two

In this two-part interview, Judy Andry explains the basics of Jin Shin Jyutsu and how the practice can improve quality of life

Today SevenPonds speaks with Judy Andry. Judy Andry has been studying Jin Shin Jyutsu since 1984. She was one of the first three members of the Jin Shin Jyutsu Advisory Council in 1998 and she has a small private counseling … Continue reading

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