Intuitive Medicine

Thoughts on Health… Our Lower Extremity joints: Hip, Knee and Ankle

Feelings are much like waves. We can’t stop them from coming, but we can choose which ones to surf. – Martensson Basically, I like to think of lower extremity pain and joint issues as standing on a surf board. You can’t move very far in any direction, you are limited by this surf board you are standing on. You aren’t walking, you are just standing your ground. Yet your life is moving forward, ever forward, on a big huge wave of energy. You don’t need to be mobile to realize that you are still gaining momentum and moving forward in […]

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Thoughts on Health… Fibromyalgia

When you follow your bliss, doors open where you would not have thought there would be doors, and where there wouldn’t be a door for anyone else. – Joseph Campbell This one is personal. I carry all of my tension in my neck and shoulders. Painful trigger points, tension headaches, tenderness in my upper back and neck so strong that at times I can’t even wear a bathing suit or a sports bra or a ponytail, or anything pulling on my neck at all… sometimes, even a necklace is too much, has me on my knees begging for mercy. I

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Thoughts on Health… healing always comes from YOU

I am elbow deep working on several health collages… I’ve got some good ones for you, including the Immune System (thank you Gabrielle for the recommendation!)… Fibromyalgia… Ear… Eye… Knee and Hip… but none are ready to show you just yet. So in the meantime, I had a thought on health that I was discussing with my kids yesterday. I was out and about with them, driving in the car, and somehow we were talking about antibiotics. I made the point to them that antibiotics are not what heals you… the antibiotics work to slow down the replication process of

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Thoughts on Health….the Brain, Part 2

When nothing is sure, Everything is possible. – Margaret Drabble Last week, we talked about how the brain ages… how it’s natural tendency is to get stuck in routine, limited by the confines of the skull, limited by concrete thinking. As we age, our brain goes literally from being malleable, flexible, growing, open fontanels and unfused skull plates… to encasement in bone, linear thinking, a huge storage place for labels and facts, repetitive neuronal pathways. If you can find a way to keep your neuronal interconnections growing, you literally keep your brain younger. Adaptable. Warding off dementia and other age

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Thoughts on Health… the Brain

There’s a lot of suffering in thinking you should know and be right and figure things out and that sort of thing. When we are out there in ego, we believe we can know and should know. When we come back to center, we realize that we don’t know and we don’t need to know. So it’s a coming back to center that has us on the right path. – Cheri Huber The brain is our knowledge power house. It is our database, stores our memories, sorts facts, a filing cabinet which processes new information and fits in into our

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Thoughts on Health… the Heart, Part 2

“I know in this moment, we are connected, we are one. In our hearts, we are non-physical. I see through the illusion, I see through the separation. I am in the now. I am in love. I am in freedom. I am.” – Story Waters If you missed the first part of this Thoughts on Health series… part 1 of the heart, you might want to take a look at it here. In it, I represent the disease process of the heart, as it builds plaques and walls in it’s vasculature and creates a brittle, suffocating environment. The way out

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Thoughts on Health… Our Hearts

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi When I sat down to brainstorm how I was going to make an inspirational collage of the heart out of my med school anatomy book, I started by making a list. A list of all the words that I felt represented the *energy* of the heart. Truth. Love. Joy. Heartsong. Re-centering. Life Force. Source. Freedom. Health. Gratitude. Obviously we have a heart to pump blood (and thereby deliver oxygen and nutrition) to every

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