Editor's Note from Erica Curtis: Peace Train brought together youth from opposite sides of the Israel-Palestine conflict to sing and dance and make art together, thus exploring the theme of creative approaches to solving conflict.
Arts & Art Therapy
by Glen Dupree, DVM, CVH
In conventional medicine, disease is most often conceived of as being contracted from the outside – an external noxious influence like a pathogen or a toxin. Disease is then classified by temporal duration. When a “disease” is first contracted and for the first (arbitrarily determined) period of time, it is classified as acute. Once the disease has lasted beyond this cut off period, this same disease becomes reclassified as chronic...
Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: Acute illness in homeopathy is that which comes from the outside - life trauma. Whereas acute disease in conventional medicine is that which has not been present for long. But, according to homeopathic teaching, underlying chronic states can suddenly appear - this is treated as a chronic illness. Dr Glen's teachings are very clear. Thank you.
Animals & Pets
by Norman Shealy, MD, PhD
Inflammation is perhaps the most common cause of pain. Inflammatory reactions are major contributors to Alzheimer's disease and to Atherosclerosis, including coronary heart disease. Free radicals and C-Reactive protein are the chief lab tests indicating an inflammatory response. Inflammation may occur because of an infection but also is a reaction to trauma and toxins. Anti-inflammatory drugs are increasingly being touted as useful in treating pain, as well as for preventing Alzheimer's and coronary heart disease...
by Pat Black
Many of the most creative and innovative people throughout history have been considered “tortured geniuses.” Some struggled with addiction, childhood abuse and trauma yet overcame them to make huge contributions that changed the world...
Editor's Note from Eden Kozlowski: Our author writes about overcoming trauma. He lists four common traits that are key to shift from pain to creativity and "greatness." Each of these traits are also very important aspects in meditation as this practice can be a deep path to self-discovery/inner change... also the "enlightened witness" that he mentions, to me, can also represent a meditation teacher.
by Sandra Ingerman
I started practicing shamanism in 1980 and my own personal practice led me to explore with the spirits the issue of reversing environmental pollution. One of the most important messages I was to receive over my twenty years of journeying on this was it is who we become that changes the world and our environment not what we do...
Editor's Note: Read Part 1 of this series, Shamanism: A Brief Overview, and Part 2: Soul Retrieval: How Shamans Heal Trauma.
by Sandra Ingerman
It is believed that whenever we suffer an emotional or physical trauma a piece of our soul flees the body in order to survive the experience. The definition of soul that I am using is soul is our essence, life force, the part of our vitality that keeps us alive and thriving...
Editor's Note: Read Part 1 of this series, Shamanism: A Brief Overview.
by David G. Arenson, ND
ATH Co-Editor of Sacred Living
As a society, we have been collectively traumatised continually throughout our past and most recent history. Our history echoes out to us, even whilst our future beckons. Speaking from the darkness into the light, a stark voice cries out crisply. Haruko Murakami writes, “And once the storm is over, you won't remember how you made it through...
Editor's Note from David Arenson: According to the Cuna Indians who live on the San Blas islands off the coast of Panama, a part of the soul flies away whenever a person experiences a serious trauma. As a society, we have been collectively traumatised continually throughout our past and most recent history. Our history echoes out to us. The sculptures of our world begin as dreams; it is our mind that brings to us what we have. It is the creation of the mind we see in our world. Our very destiny is being carved by the wisdom of our actions right now – do we keep going as usual, turn around and go backwards, or chart a new enlightened course?
by Brant Pedersen DC , CCSP
Life is a learning experience. Stressors abound and especially during our early years we have a tendency towards accidents and trauma. First learning to walk, then going up and down stairs, and starting to ride a bike... scabs and bruises were likely a part of your childhood. Part of youth is learning the limits of what our bodies can and cannot do.
Editor's note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: Have you ever left the chiropractor's office and thought to yourself, "wow, I never realized those two things were related but it makes sense and I feel so much better"?This frequently happens to many chiropractic patients because chiropractors address and correct the root cause of health concerns. In this article Dr. Brant Pedersen tells his story of falling out a window when he was young, struggling with some health concerns as a teenager and then finally receiving chiropractic care and nutritional advice that changed his life. It made such a profound impression that he decided to become a chiropractor himself, so that he can help others optimize their lives.
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