With the arrival of autumn, everyone is talking about the changing colors and the fall festivities. When we think of fall, we think of hiking, biking, and many other outside activities. It all sounds so exciting and enjoyable, but then you remember the soreness that follows, or back pain that accompanies it.
Don’t let those thoughts stop you from enjoying the beauty of the changing season. You can utilize the power of medical massage to prepare or recover from a long day outside.
Dr. Joan can alleviate those aches and pains that come from such fall activities. Whether you […]
Check-out your jaw action before you face a pain or bite problem. You can use a mirror to assess yourself. It’s a good idea to ask a family member or friend to help you observe your jaw position and movement. Here’s a list of what to look for:
1 Slowly open your mouth as wide as possible. It should open 2-3 inches without pain.
2 Push your jawbone forward and pull it back several times. If there is pain or popping sounds you have a jaw problem.
3 Very slowly open your mouth as wide as possible. You have jaw problems if your […]
The human brain is one of the most amazing organs in our body. Its optimal function is imperative for life. It is a very soft structure, protected only by the bony skull. The skull is a hard covering with space between the soft brain and the inner surface of the cranial vault.
A blow to the head or any movement that causes the brain to move inside the skull easily bruises the brain. This is an image of what happens when you suffer from a concussion:
As you can see the brain is tossed around within the skull causing it […]
What exactly is an addiction? It seems to be the latest buzzword for our dysfunctional society. It is basically having no control over something you are doing, taking or using. Anything that causes a dependency or automatic reaction can be considered an addiction. In other words, it is a habit gone haywire, out of your control.
I bring this up because we have become an addictive society. We are addicted to quick fixes in our health care. The latest pills for the psychological problems that are part of everyday human life are advertised constantly on TV and other media. So the […]
Did you know that there are two health professionals that rarely or never look at or investigate the human organ they are treating? Psychologists and psychiatrists rarely order tests such as an EEG (brain wave) to determine what is happening in the brain. Does that surprise you? Instead of seeing if there are any abnormal wave forms that could be causing the mental disorder, medications are prescribed…antidepressants, anti-anxiety drugs, mood stabilizers and a host of other psychotropic medications. Do you wonder why? So do I. I have said this before that it is critical to know the state of the […]
I am a physician dedicated to assisting my patients in gaining the highest level of health possible. I love my work; I love the people I serve. I have been in the profession of medicine for over 4 decades. I’ve tried to grow and learn new approaches to helping people heal.
Fourteen years ago I finally made the decision to practice holistic medicine. I discovered homeopathy, a most amazing scientific method of healing, and have been practicing homeopathy ever since. I have not been able to help everyone who comes to see me. A few months ago I wrote a […]
Therapists and patients need to learn how to work with the mind-body so we can heal chronic muscle and joint pain. The mind-body creates health, resists disease, withstands stress and continuously renews itself when it is supported with healthy living and holistic therapies.
Patients need to develop self-awareness, self-responsibility and self-support. Positive psychology boosts our ability to heal and become whole. Therapists need to observe the body closely and this means relying on information garnered from thorough palpation of soft tissues.
We need to pay attention to our bodies, to discover how we are limited and stuck in negative habits. You become […]
As a homeopathic physician, in spite of due diligence in finding the most helpful homeopathic remedy, sometimes the patients I see don’t have the healing response that I expected. I ask myself why? According to Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, in the Organon of Medicine, “…if the physician, in each case, knows the obstacles to cure and how to remove them, so that recovery is permanent, then he knows how to treat thoroughly and efficaciously, and a is a true physician.”
In our modern world, the list of “obstacles to cure” are growing fast. Let’s take a look at a few of these:
Millions of people around the world for the past 200 plus years have been healed with this wonderful scientific system of healing known as Homeopathy. Take a look at just a few.
Patient with chronic sinusitis: This man had suffered from chronic sinus infections for years, and had to take antibiotics almost constantly. After the initial consultation, I studied and found a remedy that best matched his whole being. He took the remedy several times over months and gradually the episodes of sinus infections began to subside. After about 9 months, he no longer had recurrences. He has gone about 2 […]
Something happens to distune the vital energy of the person. It could be a belief system: “My father had a heart attack at age 40 so I am afraid I will, too.”Stress, either mental, emotional or physical can distune our energy system. Infections, injuries can also cause an imbalance in our system.
I deeply believe the cause of almost all our illnesses is Thought.
In my previous blog I introduced the idea of holism and individuality because it is vital to understanding homeopathy. It is not necessary that you understand homeopathy as a scientific system of healing, but it is important that […]