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INTRODUCTION TO THE PROGRAM
Alan Smith is the host of the UnBreak Your Health podcasts and in each program he interviews a leading authority on a different healing therapy. Discover the world of hope and health called complementary and alternative medicine!
Our first podcast interview was with Dr. Philip Slocum, Dean of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, on July 17, 2008. Dr. Slocum graduated from KCOM in 1976 and then completed his residency, training in internal medicine and critical care medicine at the Maine Medicine Center in Portland, Maine. He chaired the Department of Medicine at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and was Chief of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at the University of North Texas Health Sciences in Fort Worth, Texas before becoming Dean at KCOM. His is a Fellow in several major medical colleges and has done leading research on tuberculosis. His interests now revolve around medical education reform. Our conversation was on the uniquely American medical system of Osteopathy and the benefits it offers patients today.
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My second podcast on July 22nd was with Dr. Kurt Wood, Executive Dean – Clinic Affairs, Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He came to Palmer from Northwestern Health Sciences University where he was Associate Dean – Clinical Services. At Northwestern he also served as Associate Dean and earlier as Chair and Professor at the College of Chiropractic. In addition he has written several articles for professional journals. He received his B.S.-Biology and B.S. Chemistry from Upper Iowa University in 1976 and his Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1979.
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Dr. Leena S. Guptha was my third guest on UnBreak Your Health. She is the immediate past president of the American Massage Therapy Association and currently Dean of the Massage Therapy program at Lehigh Valley College. Dr. Guptha received both her N.D. and D.O. from the British College of Naturopathy & Osteopathy and received her degree in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine from the British College of Acupuncture in London. She was born and raised in the U.K. and currently resides and practices in Bethlehem, PA.
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Our guest for Reiki is William Lee Rand, the founder of The International Center for Reiki Training, a Master Teacher of Usui and Karuna Reiki and author of several books on Reiki. Our discussion covered many of the basic questions people have about one of the most popular forms of energy healing.
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Laughter or Humor Therapy is one of mankind's oldest health treatments. In the Bible Proverbs 17:22 says "A cheerful heart is good medicine but a crushed spirit dries up the bones." Listen as Lenny Dave, President of the Association for Applied & Therapeutic Humor, talks about this wonderful therapy. He may not be a doctor but he has been known to perform successful surgery on the human spirit!
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Yoga has become one of the most popular therapies in America with nearly 16 million adults participating in this ancient form of exercise. In this program I talk with Elizabeth Winter, Assistant Editor of Yoga Journal magazine and yoga practitioner for 6 years, about the health benefits and the features of yoga. Remember September is National Yoga Month!
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Healing Touch is one of the newer types of complementary therapy but it's been associated with the American Holistic Nurses Association since the beginning. My conversation was with Lisa Anselme, Executive Director at Healing Touch International and Diane Wind Wardell, Research Director. Lisa is also a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner and Instructor along with being a Certified Holistic Nurse. Diane is Associate Professor for Nursing at the Health Science Center at the University of Texas in Houston. Their annual conference begins on Sept. 4th!
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Crystal Bowl Therapy, also called Singing Bowl Therapy, comes to us from ancient times when brass and other materials were used to create healing sounds. This type of vibration treatment was used in cultures all around the world. Imara is the owner of Wisdom Light Bowls, a practicing and teaching Usui Reiki Master and has even been recognized as one of "The 100 Top Psychics in America." Imara is also a business consultant and she was featured in the January 2001 issue of U.S. News & World Report for her work with corporations and businesses.
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TOUCH FOR HEALTH
The Touch For Health system was developed by Dr. John F. Thie and made available to the public in his 1973 book Touch For Health. This September 4, 2008 interview with his son Matthew Thie explains the technique and its health benefits. Matthew is an advanced Touch For Health instructor and I was fortunate to catch him for the interview before he left for a major trip to Europe where he will be training practitioners and attending an international kinesiology conference.
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Robert M. Williams spent 14 years in the business world before becoming a professional therapist. Years of research and experience led him to create a dynamic new type of therapy in 1988 called Psych-K® which utilizes muscle testing to interact directly with the subconscious mind producing rapid and powerful changes. If you have physical health problems be sure to check this interview out because this is the process that was a major stepping-stone to improving my health!
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TRAUMATIC INCIDENT REDUCTION (TIR)
Marian Volkman is President of the Traumatic Incident Reduction Association and a TIR trainer and practitioner. She has also written and edited books on the subject as a result of her involvement with the therapy since its creation in 1984. While very effective in the treatment of PTSD it's also a wonderful therapy for many other issues. You'll enjoy listening to this one!
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Manfred Mueller is the President of the North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH). He has degrees in psychology and theology and was a psychotherapist before his training in homeopathy. He's been a member of the National Center for Homeopathy since 1986 and President of NASH since 2005. Our interview on the ancient healing art of homeopathy took place on October 6, 2008. Did you know the first medical association in America was for homeopaths? They beat the American Medical Association by two years!
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The October 13th interview with Dr. Ada Gonzalez covered the ancient and global healing arts using gems and crystals. A Gemstone Energy Medicine Educator in Portland, Oregon she is a licensed naturopathic physician who received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University, her masters from Yale and her medical degree from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. Those pretty stones aren't just for "bling" after all!
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The 14th interview in the program series was with MaryBeth Smith, the Director of the Feldenkrais® Center in Houston, Texas and a Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner on October 16, 2008. Developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais this is widely regarded as the most gentle of the structural integration therapies. MaryBeth also shares her personal story of how she came to the Feldenkrais® Method through the performing arts and explains how the therapy functions and its key features.
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ROLF STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION
Rolf Structural Integration is another type of body therapy developed by Dr. Ida Rolf. Although Ida Rolf and Moshe Feldenkrais were contemporaries in California and friends their therapies were quite different. In this interview with Susan Melchoir, the School Director at the Rolf Guild in Boulder, Colorado, you'll learn about the differences in the techniques.
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The freedom to choose any type of complementary or alternative medicine is being taken away in America today but many practitioners and consumers are coming together and working to protect our right to choose. The National Health Freedom Coalition not only works on the national level but also helps state organizations. I spoke with attorney Diane Miller, Board Member and Spokesperson for the organization about the current environment around the country and what efforts are underway today.
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On November 13, 2008 I spoke with Robert Rickover, author of Fitness Without Stress - A Guide To The Alexander Technique, and an Alexander Technique teacher for 28 years. We talked about how F. M. Alexander developed this process to solve his own health problems 100 years ago and how popular it's become in the performing arts. Last summer there was a major study published in Great Britain showing that A.T. is better for low back pain than either chiropractic care or the traditional pain killer + muscle relaxers + physical therapy treatment. Another source of information is the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AMSAT).
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Bruce Lipton, Ph.D. is a cellular biologist whose career took him from the University of Wisconsin's Medical School to Stanford University's Medical School. His breakthrough studies on the cell membrane revealed that the outer layer of the cell was the equivalent of a brain which led to the new science of Epigenetics and the New Biology. Dr. Lipton is the author of the Biology Of Belief and an international authority on bridging science and spirit.
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Cynthia Hill is the President of the North Carolina Reflexology Association and a spokesperson for the Reflexology Association of America. She is also a board certified and licensed Reflexologist with 20 years of experience. We spoke on December 4th about this uniquely America therapy and its growth, so sit down, put your feet up and enjoy!
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BERARD AUDITORY INTERVENTION TRAINING (AIT)
Sally Brockett is the President of the Berard Auditory Intervention Training International Society, Director of the IDEA Training Center and a Berard AIT Instructor and Practitioner for 17 years. Sally was trained by Dr. Guy Berard, the creator of the technique, and upon his retirement he appointed her his world-wide representative with responsibility for his program. Parents with children who have ADD, autism or other problems will want to hear this one ... so will adults.
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Dr. Mark Weisberg is Vice President of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and past President of the Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis and is Board Certified in Clinical Health Psychology. He's also a recipient of the President's Award from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. On Christmas Eve 2008 we had an informative conversation about the health uses and benefits of this type of therapy.
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TTOUCH FOR YOU
Linda Tellington-Jones created TTouch for horses originally but quickly discovered its benefits for people. She was inducted into the Massage Hall of Fame in 2007 and is also in the Western States Horse Expo Hall of Fame along with being an internationally recognized authority on animal behavior, training and healing. Linda is also Founder and President of TTouch Training. Our conversation on the health benefits of TTouch shows how much we have in common with our animal friends.
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THE SEDONA METHOD®
Hale Dwoskin is co-founder and CEO of Sedona Training Associates and one of the 24 official "The Secret" Teachers. He was chosen by his friend Lester Levenson to carry on the work of spreading the word about this simple but powerful method to improve your health and your life. He is also the author of the New York Times best-seller The Sedona Method: Your Key To Lasting Happiness, Success, Peace and Emotional Well-Being.
THE RELOX PROCEDURE
Dr. Bruce Rind is the creator of the Relox Procedure for healing stroke and other brain injuries. His unique combination of training in anesthesiology, nutrition and osteopathy combined to meet the needs of his patients in an effective new procedure to treat stroke and other brain injuries called the Relox Procedure.
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One of the most widely recognized forms of meditation, TM as it's also known, has been learned by millions of people around the world in the last 50 years. I spoke with Linda Lasseter, Ph.D., who was trained by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi to become a Certified TM teacher. She's been a teacher for decades and is currently the Director of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Transcendental Meditation® Program.
Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which is one of the oldest medical systems in the world dating back 5,000 years. I spoke with Bill Reddy, Vice President of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine on February 16, 2009. Mr. Reddy is also President Emeritus of the Acupuncture Society of Virginia, Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Medical School and is in private acupuncture practice in Virginia.
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COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY (CBT)
Dr. David D. Burns is one of the pioneers in the development of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, a drug-free treatment for depression and anxiety, and now Cognitive Interpersonal Therapy (CIT) for couples and relationships. Dr. Burns is Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus at the Stanford University School of Medicine and has served as visiting scholar at Harvard Medical School. He is the author of several books including FEELING GOOD: The New Mood Therapy (with sales of over 4 million copies), WHEN PANIC ATTACKS and his newest work FEELING GOOD TOGETHER: The Secret To Making Troubled Relationships Work.
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NEURO-LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING (NLP)
My interview on March 4, 2009 was with Richard Bandler, the father and co-creator of Neuro-Linguistic Programming or NLP. He's the author of several books including STRUCTURE OF MAGIC, FROGS INTO PRINCES, and his newest books RICHARD BANDLER'S TRANCE-FORMATIONS and GET THE LIFE YOU WANT which have sold over a million copies around the world. NLP models successful behavior so it can be copied quickly and easily by others and it's been used by therapists, doctors, salesmen, teachers and many, many others to improve their lives.
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Naturopathic medicine is a unique type of health care that features natural therapies and focuses on the whole person, right down to their lifestyle. I spoke with Dr. Lise Alschuler, the President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians on March 9, 2009. Dr. Alschuler is Board certified in naturopathic oncology and has been in practice for 14 years. She has also written many articles in professional and popular publications and co-authored the Definitive Guide to Cancer: An Integrative Approach to Prevention, Treatment and Healing. You'll enjoy this house call!
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Our sense of smell is one of the few places where our central nervous system comes in direct contact with the environment making it one of our most powerful senses. On March 16, 2009 I spoke with Kelly Holland Azzaro, Vice President of the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) about this ancient therapy. She is also a Registered Aromatherapist, a Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner, a Certified Bach Flower Practitioner and a Licensed Massage Therapist. This popular and simple therapy is one of the most enjoyable!
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ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY
Animals offer unique health benefits such as lowering blood pressure and reducing stress and anxiety but also unconditional love. Whether it's a child developing better reading skills by reading to a dog, a soldier in rehabilitation finding the courage to walk his 4-legged friend down the hallway or a senior in a nursing home discovering a few moments of friendship Animal Assisted Therapy offers a wide range of benefits. In my interview with JoAnn Turnbull, the Director of Marketing for the Delta Society, we talked about the range of activities and benefits our animal friends bring to our lives and the Delta Society programs.
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THE SILVA METHOD
The Silva Method is a unique American innovation that enables people to use more of their mind in more powerful ways for better health and a better life. My conversation on April 6, 2009 was with Laura Silva Quesada, the President of Silva International and daughter of the process creator, Jose Silva. Laura has presented the Silva Method to people of all ages around the world for more than 30 years. She's also the author of For Parents Only and author/producer of the SILVA LIFE SYSTEM distance learning course. Her newest program, the Silva Mind-Body Healing home study course will be available by June.
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This ancient practice is based on the concept of "chi" or life force energy. While Acupuncture deals with chi inside the body Feng Shui deals with it in our environment. This is the original green process! My conversation on April 14, 2009 was with Rosalie Prinzivalli, the Board Chair of the International Feng Shui Guild, and Laurie Bornstein, the CEO of the Guild. You'll enjoy learning that there is a lot more to Feng Shui than what color paint to use and where to move furniture.
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My interview on April 27, 2009 was with Dr. Amy Dean, Board Member of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and Chairman of its Public Relations Committee. Dr. Dean is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Holistic Medicine. Many chronic and acute health problems that fail to respond to mainstream medicine may actually be caused by our environment. Dr. Dean discusses the issues and solutions in Environmental Medicine.
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On May 22, 2009 I spoke with Dr. Stephen Daniel and his wife Beth from Hawaii about the therapy called Quantum Techniques. This EFT cousin is especially useful for chronic health issues that have not responded to other therapies. Dr. Daniel worked as a psychotherapist and psychologist for 22 years before developing Quantum Techniques, in part to heal his own chronic health problems. Beth also has a special discount offer for my listeners on the Truth Techniques 1 DVD, just enter the passcode QT1TT20 to save 20%!
Click here to learn more about Quantum Techniques.
BONNIE PRUDDEN MYOTHERAPY
On June 5, 2009 I had the privilege to talk with a legend in the world of fitness, Bonnie Prudden. She not only wrote the first book on physical fitness, she followed it with 18 more. Her study on the condition of children led President Eisenhower to create the President's Council on Fitness and in 2007 she received their Lifetime Achievement Award. Bonnie has created 6 exercise albums, hosted the first regular exercise spots on national television, had her own syndicated TV show and has set up hundreds of exercise and fitness programs across the country. In 1976 she discovered she could relieve pain by applying pressure to trigger points and in 1980 published PAIN ERASURE: The Bonnie Prudden Way about her myotherapy program. At 95 years young Bonnie is still helping us discover how to live without pain and showing us that "You can get yourself well and you can keep yourself well!"
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The interview on June 8, 2009 with Francesca McCartney was on the subject of medical intuition. Francesca has a PhD in Energy Medicine and Intuition Medicine, a BS in Education, is a Montessori Teacher Diplomate and a Minister. In 1984 she became the Founder and President of the Academy of Intuition Medicine and in 2006 the Founder/President of the Energy Medicine University. She also has been developing her intuitive skills for over 25 years as a teacher, author and counselor. This is a topic that will be in the second edition.
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Click here to learn more about the Energy Medicine University.
On June 11th I spoke with Roger Tolle, spokesman for the United States Trager Association and an instructor and practitioner for more than 20 years. Roger studied with the creator of the process, Dr. Milton Trager, and today he spreads the word about this unique process (in both English and German). The Trager Approach isn't as much a technique but an approach to helping others.
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The spokesman for the American Qigong Association was Dean Johnson, a Qigong practitioner and instructor. Discover this ancient therapy for moving energy for health, a basic part of Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years.
Click here to learn more about the Qigong Association of America.
Click here to learn more about Dean Johnson.
On July 9, 2009 I spoke with John G. Arena, Ph.D., President of the Association for Applied PsychoPhysiology and Biofeedback. Dr. Arena is also the Lead Psychologist at the Veterans Hospital in Augusta, Georgia and Professor of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Medical College of Georgia.
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Master Stephen Co is a senior disciple and personal student of Grandmaster Choa Kok Sui, the creator of Pranic Healing. Master Co is also the United States Master Pranic Healer, Senior Certified Instructor and co-author of Your Hands Can Heal You. You'll enjoy this conversation about this unique type of energy medicine.
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On July 16, 2009 I spoke with Dr. Wayne Cichowicz, the Academic Dean of the National College of Naprapathic Medicine about this 100-year-old therapy. Dr. Cichowicz is also a Fellow of the American Back Society, a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, American Society of Laser and the North American Naprapathhic Association. He's also President of the American College of Physical Medicine. You'll discover how Dr. Oakley Smith was unable to find relief with chiropractic or osteopathic care but his search took him to Europe and a new technique.
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AIM ENERGETIC BALANCING
Stephen Lewis is the creator of the AIM Energetic Balancing Program and co-author of Santuary: The Path to Consciousness. With degrees in acupuncture and homeopathy he's been exploring energetic balancing for more than 25 years and is considered a world leader in the field today. This explanation of their unique holographic technology to promote healing from the inside out by balancing frequencies marks it as a different type of energy therapy.
Click here to learn more about the AIM Energetic Balancing Program.
There is forgiveness and then there is Radical Forgiveness. Colin Tipping is the creator of the Radical Forgiveness Process and author of the 1997 book Radical Forgiveness: Making Room for the Miracle. Born and educated in England, Tipping was a professor at London University before emigrating to the United States in 1984. Applying his skills as a teacher and a licensed hypnotherapist, Tipping worked extensively with cancer patients to achieve emotional and spiritual healing and it led to the development of the Radical Forgiveness Process.
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The BodyTalk System was created in the 1990's by Dr. John Veltheim as the result of his own search for better health. Originally from Australia where he was a chiropractor, traditional acupuncturist and Reiki master, he also ran a successful clinic and was principal at the Brisbane College of Acupuncture and Natural Therapies. In 1998 he moved to Sarasota, Florida to further his practice and development of the BodyTalk System.
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Dr. Lisa Upledger has been a practitioner of CranioSacral Therapy for 28 years and is a certified therapist and instructor at the Upledger Institute. She is also the wife of Dr. John E. Upledger, DO, OMM, the creator of CranioSacral Therapy and the founder of the Upledger Institute. Our conversation covered the features and benefits of this unique therapy but we also touched on SomatoEmotional Release, a therapeutic process based on CranioSacral Therapy.
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SKENAR and BIOMODULATOR
Dr. Jerry Tennant was a successful ophthalmic surgeon until health problems resulting from the newest lasers forced him to retire. He holds patents on surgical instruments, intraocular lenses and other devices, has written books on cataract surgery, life-style management and Integrative Medicine. His search for better health led him to the Russian SKENAR device and eventually to the development of the new Biomodulator Plus technology. You'll enjoy learning about the two wired and one chemical systems for moving energy around the body and what it means to your health.
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Rick Spletter is the President of the Dallas Society of Bioenergetic Analysis and also a trainer for the organization. He's been using the technique with his patients for 30 years and has presented many workshops and trainings in Bioenergetic Analysis both nationally and internationally. You'll enjoy learning about Dr. Alexander Lowen's therapy for releasing emotions trapped in the body.
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Click here to learn more about the Dallas Society of Bioenergetic Analysis.
My interview with Joseph Heller, the creator of Hellerwork, covered everything from how he started as an engineer in the space program to the evolution of Hellerwork today. He began as a Rolfer in 1972 and became the first president of the Rolf Institute in 1975 but left in 1978 to create his own unique process. Hellerwork integrates the whole person by combining bodywork with movement education and dialogue in each themed session. He's also the author of Bodywise.
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Click here to learn more about Joseph Heller.
BACH FLOWER THERAPY
The 50th program featured Mr. Stefan Ball of the Dr. Edward Bach Centre in Mount Vernon, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, Oxon in Great Britain. Mr. Ball is a staff member and consultant at the center and co-author of Bach Flower Remedies for Animals. Out conversation about the therapy program of flower and plant essences created by Dr. Edward Bach was fascinating as he explained how best to use this holistic therapy.
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My conversation with George O'Clock, Ph.D. was one I've been looking forward to for quite some time. From improving eye sight to curing cancer this is what I call the third generation of medicine. As the former president of the International Biologically Electric Circuits (BCEC) in Medicine and Biology (IABC) and author of ELECTROTHERAPEUTIC DEVICES: Principles, Designs and Applications, Dr. O'Clock is an authority on the work of Dr. Bjorn Nordenstrom and Dr. Robert Becker and the new era of electrotherapy.
Click here to learn more about Biologically Closed Electric Circuits (IABC).
Click here to learn more about Dr. George O'Clock.
EDGAR CAYCE'S RADIAC
My interview on November 20, 2009 was with Thomas Dewey, spokesman for the Association for Research and Enlightenment. Mr. Dewey has worked at A.R.E. and is experienced with building this unique type of device. Edgar Cayce, America's Sleeping Prophet, is also called the Father of Holistic Medicine. His Radiac Device, also called Radioactive Unit or Radial Appliance, is one of the earliest energy medical devices in America.
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My holiday interview about Dr. Randolf Stone's Polarity Therapy was with Mary Jo Ruggieri, PhD., RPP, spokesperson for the American Polarity Therapy Association and Director of the Columbus Polarity Center for Integrative Health and Wellness. This is another unique American creation that's been around for more than 50 years that's based on ancient healing systems.
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Diane May is the President of the Therapeutic Touch International Association and has taught the technique for 25 years which included working with the founders of TT, Dolores Krieger and Dora Kunz. She's also a registered nurse and author of several books on Therapeutic Touch. You'll enjoy hearing about the many different ways this therapy can be used.
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SECRETS OF NEW SCIENCE & OLD
For a change of pace we're ending 2009 with is no guest interview for the program. Instead I present my most popular speech on the topic of complementary and alternative medicine. For more information please visit the Speaker page on this website.
The first program for 2010 featured Dr. Patricia Isis, spokesperson for the American Art Therapy Association and a Board certified registered art therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Our conversation covered the wide variety of opportunities for Art Therapy and how art is used to help people in a variety of ways.
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The world of medicine is slowly changing for the benefit of patients, it's no longer a black-or-white choice between CAM and mainstream medicine. The new trend is towards Integrative Medicine or utilizing the best of Eastern and Western medicine to meet the needs of each patient. I spoke with Eleanor D. Hynote M.D., a board certified internist, the Founder and Director of Phoenix Well Care in Napa, California and the President and CEO of the American College for Advancement in Medicine. There was a recent study of medical students at 126 medical schools across the country and 74% thought that a blend of Western medicine and CAM was better than either one alone so there is a fresh perspective entering the field.
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Women are choosing to have a Doula at their side during and after childbirth today and medical research shows there are tremendous benefits for both mother and baby. I spoke with Susan Tofflon, President of DONA International the oldest and largest Doula organization, about women serving women. Susan is also a certified childbirth educator, a DONA certified birth doula and birth Doula trainer.
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Tom Bowen developed a unique style of therapy in Australia, in the mid-1950s, and today there are several techniques based on his work. I spoke with Deni Larimore Albrecht, administrative director of Bowen Therapy International, about how this technique came to America. She and her late husband Milton sponsored the first Bowen seminar held outside of the South Pacific in 1989, which led to their founding of Bowen Therapy International, the first US-based Bowen organization, in 1997. Click here to learn more about Bowen Therapy.
Click here to learn more about Bowen Therapy.
Program #60 is about all types of bee therapies beginning with Bee Venom Therapy or BVT. My conversation was with Frederique Keller, President of the American Apitherapy Society and a bee keeper for over 20 years. It was an interesting coincidence that the day we spoke (March 11, 2010) was the same day her segment about bees aired on the Dr. Oz show. Frederique is also a licensed acupuncturist and a medical herbalist. You'll enjoy learning all about our friends the amazing honey bees!
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NAMBUDRIPAD ALLERGY ELIMINATION TECHNIQUE (NAET)
Dr. Devi Nambudripad suffered from severe allergies growing up in South India. Her search for better health led her to develop NAET. Utilizing her training as an acupuncturist, chiropractor and kinesiologist Dr. Devi created her unique treatment in 1983. Since that time she's trained thousands of practitioners in NAET around the world.
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Trent McEntire is President of the Board of Directors for the Pilates Method Alliance and Director of McEntire Pilates in Michigan. He talks with Alan Smith about Joseph Pilates and the history of the Pilates Method. Today it's one of the most popular exercise programs but it has a rich history as a therapy.
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Click here to learn more about McEntire Pilates.
HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY (HBOT)
Most people think HBOT came from treating skin divers for the "bends" but it actually goes back hundreds of years. Today the therapy is expanding quickly beyond the 14 Medicare-approved conditions to treat a variety of neurological problems from autism to stroke along with other health problems. Shannon Kenitz is the Executive Director of the International Hyperbarics Association and she knows the healing power of HBOT from personal experience.
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Ayurveda is the planet's oldest evidence-based medical system. Bhaswati Bhattacharya, MD, has been formally trained as a scientist, international public health specialist and family doc, and now practices as a holistic physician. In addition to being trained in ayurveda by apprenticeship, called gurukala, she has degrees in pharmacology, neuroscience, international public health, medicine, nutrition and ayurveda from universities including Penn, Harvard, and Columbia. She teaches ayurveda at The Dinacharya Institute in New York, and lectures about ayurveda and CAM around the world. She is a clinical assistant professor of family medicine at Weill-Cornell Medical College in NYC.
Click here to learn more about the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.
Click here to learn more about Dr. Bhaswati.
TAPAS ACUPRESSURE TECHNIQUE (TAT)
The Tapas Acupressure Technique was developed by Tapas Fleming in 1993 as the result of her search for a simple and effective treatment for her patients. This unique energy-healing process can be used on a variety of health problems as you'll hear from Tapas Fleming as she talks about TAT.
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I spoke with Dr. Karen Sherman, a New York psychologist with over 20 years of experience, about the concept of Mindfulness and Jon Kabat-Zinn's pioneering work in the field. We also talked about her new book: Mindfulness and the Art of Choice and how living in the moment makes for a happier, healthier life.
Click here to learn more about Dr. Karen Sherman.
In 1980 Harold Dull was a massage therapist in Northern California. He'd just returned from studying Zen Shiatsu in Japan and he decided to try using the principles of it in the warm waters of Harbin Hot Springs and the unique therapeutic bodywork process called Watsu was born. Discover this relaxing process and the land version called Tantsu.
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HEALING FROM THE BODY LEVEL UP
Judith Swack is a scientist who became a healer. With a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and postdoctoral training in human immunology she is also a Master Practitioner of NLP, a Certified Hypnotherapist and trained in TFT/DX. Her Healing From the Body Level Up therapy is built on a foundation of other therapies with a synergistic result.
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AYURVEDA - National Ayurvedic
Medical Association (NAMA)
Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old medical system so I thought it deserved a second program to help folks understand it better. I spoke with Devi Mueller, a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist and President of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), about the organization's efforts to introduce it to America and promote its use.
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JIN SHIN JYUTSU
Mary Burmeister brought back Jin Shin Jyutsu from Master Jiro Murai in Japan in 1953. Today her son David Burmeister is the President of JSJ, Inc. and I spoke with him about this unique form on energy medicine.
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INTEGRATED BODY-MIND TRAINING
"The path is the goal" according to Dr. Yi-Yuan Tang, creator of Integrated Body-Mind Training. Developed in China in 1990 IBMT is one of the newest, and yet most researched, forms of complementary and alternative therapy. Currently a visiting professor at the University of Oregon Dr. Tang has published more than 170 nationally and internationally peer-reviewed articles. Although not available in America yet interest is already growing in this new technique for better health and a better life.
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EMOTIONAL BALANCE by Dr. Ray Martina
The newest book by Dr. Ray Martina is Emotional Balance: The Path to Inner Peace and Harmony. The book is the result of over 30 years experience with holistic medicine. Dr. Martina has 40 self-help books, CDs and DVDs and is also a trainer and speaker.
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My interview with Suzy Balliett, Dean of the Biomagnetic Institute, covered the history, research and development of Biomagnetic Therapy. She founded the Institute in 1995 and is trained in Occupational Therapy, Biomagnetic Therapy and Medical Qigong. With 20 years of health care experience she brings a lot of knowledge and information to our discussion.
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The China Study
One of the most popular and important books today about nutrition and health is The China Study. Co-author T. Colin Campbell PhD. has been at the forefront of nutrition research for more than 40 years and is currently Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. The largest and most comprehensive research study of its kind The China Study was the culmination of a 20-year partnership between Cornell University, Oxford University and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine.
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An Alphabet of Good Health
in a Sick World
The 2011 winner of the UnBreak Your Health Award for Best Alternative Medicine Book at Reader Views was written by Dr. Martha Grout and Mary Budinger. This well-researched guide to healthier living in our sick world covers a wide range of topics in an easy-to-read style. My conversation with Dr. Grout explored several of the concepts in the book so you can get a taste for what lies inside.
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Emotional Freedom Technique
As the daughter of EFT creator Gary Craig, Tina helped this popular therapy expand around the world before launching out on her own following his retirement. In this show she explains what EFT is, how it works and the best ways to take advantage of the process.
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Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
When Gary Craig, the creator of EFT, retired in 2010 he chose not to endorse any particular school of EFT but he did say on his website that the closest thing to learning EFT from the source was his daughter Tina's program. That's not surprising since she worked with her father for several years. In her first interview as Program Director for the ACEP EFT Certification Program Tina talks about where EFT is today, and her new program.
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When B.K.S. Iyengar was a very sickly child in India but he found better health and life through yoga. Today at 93 he continues to teach his form of yoga and is considered by many in the field to be a living legend. I spoke with Dr. Rajvi Mehta, editor of Yoga Rahasya, the quarterly journal of the Iyengar Yoga Institute about this type of yoga. Dr. Mehta also teaches at the institute and has been a student of Iyengar Yoga for 30 years.
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Peter McCarthy has written a timely new book about how we're burning ourselves up today. A 20-year military pilot, commander and trainer and a former Southwest Airlines commercial pilot, Peter is also a nationally board-certified traditional naturopath and CEO of Life Energy Holistic Partners. Peter is also Chairman of the Texas Health Freedom Coalition. In our conversation he talks about his new book and what we can all do to prevent using up too much adrenaline.
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Midlife Crash Course
The winner of the 2012 UnBreak Your Health Award for Best Alternative Health book at Reader Views, Midlife Crash Course is the hero's journey by Gail Feldman, PhD. She writes about the loss of her 35-year marriage, a skiing accident and car crash that were deeply personal and yet universally relatable too.
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