A Fourfold Approach to Healing

There are a lot of different terms for describing therapeutic approaches that think differently from a conventional, Western-medicine approach. For a long time, they were considered to be “alternative” therapies—meaning something completely different and separate from usual medical practice. Then the term “complementary” therapies became popular—suggesting something still different from usual practice, but which could […]

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Pain, Sleep, Seizures: Windows to Healthy, and Imbalanced, Wakefulness 

The beginning of August offered a powerful experience for me when a wide-ranging group of anthroposophic doctors, nurses and therapists gathered for a conference about “Transforming Chronic Pain–a Spiritual Task for Our Time.” The meeting included very inspiring presentations from several doctors in Europe, especially one with deep experience in palliative care and another with very poor and challenged patients in central […]

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Why Trying Harder Doesn’t Make Anxiety Better

In many areas of life if you try harder, focus more, consciously push further, then performance and success improve.  It is tempting to extend that logic to all areas of life, but medically that principle does not always work.  In truth, only specific portions of our body’s activities are open to conscious guidance, while many other realms […]

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Stomach Flu, Probiotics and Digesting the World

Here are three paragraphs about supporting and strengthening your digestion: When you have an acute gastroenteritis (more commonly know as the stomach “flu”), a simple, but very helpful trick: If you get a stomach virus–the kind that quickly goes around schools and workplaces and causes multiple episodes of vomiting–it is very easy to get dehydrated.  This […]

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Building Strength for the Future, from present adversity

“What is to give light must endure burning.” –Viktor Frankl Health and illness follows certain foundational laws of cause and effect.  Falling from some height (like a tree) risks breaking a bone; smoking increases rates of cancer.  Those are fairly straight forward links that are easy to understand. We could say, the horse is clearly […]

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Building Strength for the Future, how we can learn from present adversity

“What is to give light must endure burning.” –Viktor Frankl Health and illness follows certain foundational laws of cause and effect.  Falling from some height (like a tree) risks breaking a bone; smoking increases rates of cancer.  Those are fairly straight forward links that are easy to understand. We could say, the horse is clearly […]

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