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Integrative Medicine Steers Healthcare Forward

What mainstream medicine can learn from holistic healers ...

Annie Appleseed Complementary Medicine Project

What began in 1993 as one woman’s quest to find information, answers and a cure to her breast cancer has evolved into the Annie Appleseed Project...

The Acid Reflux Solution

If you've never experienced heartburn you surely know someone who has. More than 50 million Americans suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease...

Ayurvedic Migraine Headache Advice

According to the science of Ayurveda all of creation is made up of five elements: earth, water, fire, air and ether.

Oncology Massage Gallery

The natural medicine of serenity infuses the grounds at Virginia Thurston Healing Garden in Harvard, MA. Read more »

Massage Therapy for Individuals Journeying With Cancer

Megan Belanger, LMT, knocks gently against the door and quietly enters a treatment room in Westborough, Massachusetts. The massage therapist is ready to engage.

Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs, A Beginner's Guide

Herbal medicine is medicine of the home. It is a natural, effective, gentle and completely accessible system of healing.

Practicing Safe Yoga: Yoga Comes of Age In America

I have been blessed in this lifetime with the gift of finding excellent teachers and healing practitioners to work with.

Rosen Method Bodywork: Marion Rosen's Gift To The World

January 18th, 2012, Marion Rosen, the founder of Rosen Method bodywork passed away in her home in Berkley, California.

Overcome Chronic Disease with Three Simple Steps

As a layman I am proud, happy and relieved that I've beaten conditions that many doctors call "incurable."

In The News: Integrative Veterinary Care and Teen Massage

The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled on March 21, 2012 to uphold the dismissal of a lawsuit by Hopkinton, MA, holistic veterinarian Margo Roman, who claimed Tufts University violated her first amendment right to free speech.

Breathing In Good Health

Ancient cultures included breathing exercises as part of their daily health routines, as do many modern alternative medicine treatments.

Breast Cancer Patients Find A Healing Garden in Harvard, MA

A diagnosis of breast cancer brings with it many fears, concerns and adjustments that will affect a woman and her family for years to come.

Beauty Pure and Simple: The Ayurvedic Approach to Beautiful Skin

Beauty Pure and Simple is truly effective skin care. Using the wisdom of Eastern medicine, Ayurvedic skin care advocates beauty (and healing) from a balanced way of living.

Winter's Holistic Medicine Chest

I've spent many winters of my life in the cold, rainy regions of northern California. There was always a wood fire burning and the soft sound of rain.

Alternative Medicine and the Treatment of Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is one of the faster spreading cancers; only about 4 percent of patients can expect to survive five years after their diagnosis.

Breast Cancer Prevention Tips

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time when much attention is focused on the rising incidence of breast cancer and the benefits of screening and early detection of this condition.

EarthTalk: Is Fluoridated Water Safe?

The debate over whether we should add fluoride to public drinking water has raged since the 1940s when American cities...

Whitewash: The Disturbring Truth About Cow’s Milk and Your Health

Whitewash is nutritionist and wellness expert Joseph Keon's response to the destructive myth that people need to consume cow's milk to be healthy.

Down There: Sexual and Reproductive Health the Wise Woman Way

Deep-rooted in the oldest healing tradition, Wise Woman herbalist Susan Weed is candid and insightful.

Healthy Brains Make Happy People

As a holistic nutrition consultant, I see many who are suffering from headaches, migraines, forgetfulness and depression.

How Love Heals

It's the heart that holds the keys to unlocking natural medicine.

The Role of a Holistic Healer

The role of the healer in alternative medicine is to facilitate rather than direct the healing process.

The Invisible Pollutants: Electricity and Magnetism

With electromagnetic pollution on the rise, applying these commonsense, natural living guidelines can help decrease your EMR exposure.

EMF Overload: Tempest of the 21st Century

New information links exposure to excessive electromagnetic frequencies from cell phone, computers and signal towers with disturbances in our own human energy field.

Doctors Are More Harmful Than Germs

The Hippocratic Oath's "Do no harm" is in direct conflict with modern medicine (which is not about healing but rather about trying to create the absence of disease).

Ask the Acupuncturist

For over two thousand years, acupuncture has successfully treated everything from cancer to mental illness to infertility to chronic pain in patients both from the east and west.

A Simple Breathing Rejuvenator

Try this simple, deep breathing technique for bringing a breath of fresh air and natural healing into your life.

Breast Cancer Screening Without Radiation

Mammogram use is decreasing because repeatedly exposing women to even small amounts of radiation is known to cause breast cancer, as well as detect it. Studies show that this non-invasive alternative form of screening...

Your Bones: How You Can Prevent Osteoporosis and Have Strong Bones for Life —Naturally

Lara Pizzorno emphatically raises the red flag on conventional bone medicine.

Wild Feminine: Finding Power, Spirit and Joy in the Female Body

A woman's most powerful and creative energy comes from her root.

The Hara: Center of Being

Learning to open and close the hara protects highly sensitive empathic people.

Good News For Your Eyesight

When I first studied yoga I wore glasses all the time. I was twenty-four and had been wearing them since I was thirteen...

Energy Medicine: Keeping Your Energies Humming

Try these simple and quick energy medicine pick-me-ups throughout the day to de-stress, rejuvenate and just plain feel good!

Miracle Power of Touch

Australian mother Kate Ogg was told her newborn, premature son Jamie had died after efforts to resuscitate him failed shortly after his birth.

Dissolving Pain

A leader in brainwave biofeedback, Dr. Les Fehmi believes in the power of the brain. In Dissolving Pain he explains how to regulate and balance brainwave patterns to overcome pain.

Radical Healing

As politicians posture over how to best "revamp" our current healthcare-in-crisis system, truly transformative healing modalities are being completely ignored.

Wake Up Your Immune System

As I learn more about how the body works, I’m reminded of the miracle of this creation. Scientists can produce life in the laboratory, but not without the genome from living tissue.

You’ve Got the Power

I was recently in my old hometown of Boston and picked up Spirit of Change and was reading through it at breakfast one morning. Excellent informative, provocative, and holistically minded articles, great colors, and interesting advertisements.

St. Patrick Offers Breast Cancer Insight

Linda's wonderful and informative article on breast cancer in this issue of SOC [“Breast Health 101: What’s Best for the Breast” by Linda Marks] reminded me of a channeling session I had last year with my spirit guide, St. Patrick.

Essential Shiatsu

Shiatsu (shi-fingers, atsu-pressure) is the Japanese art of finger pressure massage that primarily works with the Principal Meridians, the basic channels through which energy flows.

Using Conventional and Energy Medicine Together

My daughter Tanya began feeling pain in the area over her ovaries when she was in her mid-thirties, and the early stages of fibroid growth were detected.

Heal Your Nature Deficiency

Do you suffer from a "nature deficiency?" If you’re like most people in modern society, you spend most of your 24 hours of the day indoors.

Managing PMS with Energy Medicine

When the miseries of PMS occur, keep life as calm as possible and be ready to use your energies to help ease uncomfortable symptoms away.

Self-care and Healthy Living on a Budget

As an elder living self-sufficiently, sensibly and sustainably, my approach to health care is self-care...

Musings: What If The Brain Is The Only Healer We Really Need?

A friend emailed a cartoon illustrating the inconvenient side of practicing self-healing. A man and a woman are sitting on a couch talking to each other at a party.

What Is EMDR?

Visit the new Spirit of Change online alternative health directory to find the answer to this question and more

Snoring Solutions

You may have heard someone in your household snoring, the most common symptom attributed to sleep apnea.

Treating Depression with Holistic Medicine

As so many of us know, depression can feel like a huge weight to carry, and it can be really hard to get through the day.

Acupuncturists Without Borders

Emotional trauma is very common among soldiers and medical staff returning from war and can be just as painful as physical trauma. Many veterans from past wars still experience flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety and depression even decades after their war is over.
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April 22, 2018

Happy Earth Day!!! Let’s all celebrate our one true home! The Moon is in the fertile sign of Cancer, ideal for planting flowers, vegetables and trees and offering thanks to Mother Earth. A sweet, easy lunar sextile to Venus gets the morning started with…
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April 2018

Usui Holy Fire II Reiki I Prerequisite: a desire to learn Reiki Study includes the history of Reiki, the Reiki principles, the hand positions used to give Reiki to yourself and to others,...

Cost: $175 (pre-registration required)

Where:
The Studio at One Earth
191 Emery Mills Road
Shapleigh, ME  04076
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Sponsor: The Studio at One Earth
Telephone: 207-636-2500
Contact Name: The Studio at One Earth
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Sunday yoga is back! Hatha Yoga with meditation to get you ready to tackle your spring intentions. Sign up for series or drop in. 

Cost: $75/5 classes; drop in $17.00

Where:
Dragonfly Wellness Center
176 Jackson Rd
Devens, MA
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Sponsor: Dragonfly Wellness Center
Telephone: 978-227-8297
Contact Name: Anita Perry
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Have you done yoga before but feel a little rusty? Haven't been on your mat in a while? Yoga Basics is a great place to begin again. Do you feel you need motivation to jump-start your...

Cost: $60

Where:
YogaLife Institute of NH
6 Chestnut Street
Lower Level
Exeter, NH  03833
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Sponsor: YogaLife Institute of NH
Telephone: 603-969-8968
Contact Name: Brian Serven
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This workshop is part of the At the Heart of the Matter: a series of workshops about all things HEART. How do we connect with our hearts? And what keeps us from staying connected? In this...

Cost: $35

Where:
Newtonville, MA


Telephone: 617-913-0683
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Feel the bliss of opening your spine, while being totally supported and meticulously aligned. Great for sciatica and low back pain! Classes also held Saturday mornings.

Cost: $18 drop in

Where:
Bliss Through Yoga
484 Bedford St
East Bridgewater, MA  02333
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Sponsor: Bliss Through Yoga
Telephone: 508-331-3564
Contact Name: Janice
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As springtime rolls around, many of us get out our trash bags, buckets, and boxes in order to clean out and tidy up our homes and offices. Physically cleaning our spaces is great and all, but did...

Cost: Free

Where:
WeWork
31 St. James Ave
Boston, MA  02116
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Sponsor: The Kabbalah Center
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Ayurvedic practitioner. Presenting a 28-day program designed to initiate and maximize detoxification and nourishment of your body, mind and soul, inspiring results that can last a lifetime. For...

Where:
Concord, MA


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This workshop is part of the At the Heart of the Matter: a series of workshops about all things HEART. What does it mean to be deeply touched inside? To feel something deeply? To be connected?...

Cost: $35

Where:
Newtonville, MA


Telephone: 617-913-0683
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Join Mediums Laura Wooster and Andrew Dee for an evening of mediumship! In addition to sharing how you also can become more aware of your connection to passed loved ones, Laura and Andrew will...

Cost: $40

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
90 Main Street
Andover, MA  01835
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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YogaLife studio would like to offer this opportunity to slow it down, step back, notice your breath and sit quietly in community. Join us Thursdays from 5:40-6:30 PM. No Yoga...

Cost: Free

Where:
YogaLife Institute
6 Chestnut Street
Suite A
Exeter, MA  03833
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Telephone: 603-969-8968
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Ann Barker will be seeing clients on Friday, April 27th and Saturday, April 28th at Balance Bethlehem. Call to book your appointment today! This non-invasive screening utilizes a thermal...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Balance Bethlehem
2087 Main Street
Bethlehem, NH  03574
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Sponsor: Ann Barker
Telephone: 603-897-9645
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Friday, April 27 - Sunday, April 29, 2018 April Ropes and Ritu Kapur Sohum’s 3rd Annual Retreat will be offered in Beautiful Berkshires, The Spirit Fire Meditative Retreat Center in...

Cost: $385

Where:
Spirit Fire Retreat Center
407 W. Leyden Road
Leyden, MA  01337
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Sponsor: www.SOHUM.org
Telephone: 508-329-3338
Contact Name: Ritu Kapur
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April 27 - 29, 2018 What if there were 5 love languages in the bedroom…and you had a secret decoder ring? Imagine the erotic satisfaction you could unlock…for yourself and for...

Cost: $1097*/couple; Early bird $997* by Feb 14, 2018

Where:
Angel’s Rest Retreat Center
63 North County Road
Leyden, MA  01301
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Sponsor: Conscious Intimacy
Telephone: 415-244-1652
Contact Name: Brynn Bishop
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Ann Barker will be seeing clients on Friday, April 27th and Saturday, April 28th at Balance Bethlehem. Call to book your appointment today! This non-invasive screening utilizes a thermal...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Balance Bethlehem
2087 Main Street
Bethlehem, NH  03574
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Sponsor: Ann Barker
Telephone: 603-897-9645
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India Discovery Center is pleased to announce the next seminar in the “Let us explore the Cultural History of India.” The fourth event entitled “Seminar on the Golden Period,...

Cost: $20

Where:
Bemis Hall
15 Bedford Road
Lincoln, MA  01773
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Sponsor: India Discovery Center
Telephone: 781-259-0029
Contact Name: Bijoy Misra
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World Qigong Taichi Day is celebrated globally, and at Eastover, it is a day of free presentations, demonstrations and mini-classes offered by nationally recognized leaders in Taichi, Qigong,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Eastover Estate & Retreat Center
430 East Street
Lenox, MA  01240
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Sponsor: Eastover Estate & Retreat Center
Telephone: 866-264-5139
Contact Name: Yingxing Wang
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April 28 - 29, 2018 Led by Marconics Teacher Practitioners:  Josh Brotherton and Nadine Muhammad To register:  From US:  Tel: 774-987-9449 Email: yourhealinglight@gmail.com...

Cost: $450

Where:
Suffield Massage Therapy and Wellness Center
230 Mountain Rd
Suffield, CT  06078
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Sponsor: Marconics
Telephone: 774-987-9449
Contact Name: Josh Brotherton
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With award winning author Nancy Smith. Starts April 28th, 7-month certification program about Akashic records. One Saturday a month, 10am - 4pm. womenofwisdominc.com

Cost: $860

Where:
Women of Wisdom
North Easton, MA


Telephone: 508-230-3860
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Be a part of healing history! The last saturday of April each year in hundreds of cities, spanning over 80 nations, people come together…to breath together and provide a healing vision...

Cost: Free

Where:
Elm Park
Russell St
Worcester, MA  01609
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Sponsor: Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy of New England
Telephone: (774) 321-6611
Contact Name: Sifu Gary
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2018 Eclectic-Fest! Our fourth event that is building community, celebrating all spiritual beliefs and practice. Free parking and free admission. Featuring aura photography by the...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Taunton V.F.W.
82 Ingell Street
Taunton, MA  02780


Sponsor: The Enchanted Forest Taunton
Telephone: 774-208-6195
Contact Name: Brother Granite
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