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Alternative Medicine

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.

Your Unlimited Healing Potential

When you scrape your elbow, a bit of blood oozes out to clean the wound and wash away bacteria. It then forms a protective scab that keeps out invading microorganisms while your skin has a chance to heal underneath.

Breast Health 101

In early January, I went in for a routine mammogram. My annual physical was at the end of November and I was deemed to be in good health, including the annual manual breast exam by my doctor.

Ayurvedic Restoration

Ayurveda is one of the oldest known systems of medicine in the world. Practices that predate written records, handed down by word of mouth, are believed to have originated in the second millennium BC.

A Closer Look at Yoga

A Closer Look at Yoga: A Guide for Everyday Practice is a thoughtful and encouraging companion offering both novice and longtime practitioners a deeper self awareness through yoga.

Stars of the Meadow

David Dalton first explored medicinal herbs and flowers using a scientific western approach: ingest something and passively wait for results.

The Doctor Who Was Healed By a Dog

Dr. Will was a veterinary medical research doctor who thought he had discovered his life purpose in understanding how to medically treat and cure dogs.

Energy Medicine: Dissolving Your Stress Away

Your energy system instantly dissolves stress when you apply these simple 1-minute energy medicine techniques.

Musings: Calming Stress

Last year when I decided upon “Calming Stress” as a theme for the spring 2010 issue of Spirit of Change, I envisioned our country moving towards prosperity and modernization under...

The Natural Healer in Your Bedroom: A Four-Legged's Guide to Reducing Human Stress

When I was very young, my first best friend was Mittens, a cocker spaniel who lived next door. For the first two years of my life, Mittens and I were inseparable.

"You’re The Lady Who Brings Me Spirit:" Lessons of a Reiki Hospice Volunteer

Like many Reiki practitioners, I discovered that Reiki facilitates the realization of enduring life lessons.

Yogoda: The Healing Legacy of Paramhansa Yogananda

Some 90 years ago, Paramhansa Yogananda, the great master of yoga and the author of the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi, introduced a unique system for reducing stress...

Musings: Boost Your Immunity For Free

"The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."

Massachusetts Pandemic Response Bill

During the last week of September, Spirit of Change began receiving emails from readers panicking about online chatter concerning Massachusetts Senate Bill 2028...

Energy Medicine: Triple Warmer and Radiant Circuits

You can reprogram your immune system to go from invading foe to protective friend with simple energy medicine tools.

Mother Knows Best: An Acupuncture Infertility Story

How about with poison ivy reminded me what my mother said was true.

The Healing Consciousness

Dr. Beth Dupree carries a variety of tools in her doctor's kit. As a surgeon focusing on breast cancer care, she's trained in Western medicine.

Letter: Swine Flu Protection

Thank you so much for the fall issue, and especially for the articles on Homeopathy and the Horizon switch from organic to "natural." In particular, I appreciated the letter to President Obama about the potential for homeopathic options in addressing the H1N1 flu virus situation.

Energy Medicine’s Radiant Circuits

"Happiness is our natural state,” asserts neurochemist Candace Pert in Molecules of Emotion. “Bliss,” she tells us, speaking of endorphins and other neurotransmitters that support joy, “is hardwired.”

Musings: Greening The Earth

I see a whole lot of uprooting and replanting going on these days as our country undergoes major overhauls in healthcare, energy policy, finances, transportation, retail, housing, education, national security.

Energy Medicine: The Auric Embrace

The aura is a multilayered sphere of energy that emanates from your body and interacts with the atmosphere of the Earth.

Homeopathy: The Green Revolution's Quiet Healthcare Hero

Today's newspaper headline declares health care is in another crisis.

Letter to President Obama

Dear Mr. President,You have said that our health-care costs and the financial health of our economy are inextricably linked.

Is Acupuncture Right for You?

Holistic means “encompassing the whole.” Unlike Western medicine’s attempt to alleviate individual symptoms...

Musings: Healing With Food

Embedded within every crisis is the seed of opportunity. While a crisis means that change is imminent...

Round and Round: Reiki for Vestibular Disorders

Imagine visiting New York City for the first time in your life, but you are not able to...

Restoring Affordable Health Care Through Community

While Maslow's hierarchy of basic human needs begins with food...
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Daily Astrology

January 19, 2018

Pace yourself and drive carefully if you’re up and out the door before dawn. After a tough early morning square to Mars, the Aquarius Moon sails void of course, without making another aspect until mid-afternoon. Wishing to be somewhere, anywhere else is…
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January 2018

Two Sundays, January 14th and February 11th Learn advanced techniques for self-care, to offer Reiki to others from a distance and for manifesting what you want in your life! Facilitated...

Cost: $250

Where:
Northeast Reiki Center
61 Nicholas Road, Suite B2
Framingham, MA  01701
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Sponsor: Northeast Reiki Center
Telephone: 508-808-5696
Contact Name: Lou Orsan
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Join us the Second Sunday of the month at the Northeast Reiki Center classroom in Framingham for a Reiki Circle in the Usui Reiki System of Natural Healing. We are a gathering of Reiki...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northeast Reiki Center
61 Nicholas Road, Suite B2
Framingham, MA  01701
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Sponsor: Northeast Reiki Center
Telephone: 508-808-5696
Contact Name: Lou Orsan
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January 15 - February 23, 2018 A cross-cultural midwifery and global health experience ***Application Deadline November 3*** Come spend six weeks at the ACAM birth center, located in a...

Where:
ACAM Birth Center
Western Highlands of Guatemala, MA


Sponsor: Maya Midwifery International
Contact Name: Dena Moes
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Qigong and tai chi are 2500+ year old healing arts originating in China. These moving meditations offer unique health benefits that western medicine is...

Cost: $11-$15 per class

Where:
Chelmsford Wellness Center
3 Littleton Road, 2nd Floor
Westford, MA  01886
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Sponsor: Cultivating Qi
Telephone: 978-856-8118
Contact Name: Dave Crocker
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January 8 - February 12, 2018 Intuition + Energy Medicine + Energy Psychology = The REAP Healing Method This 6 week certification training course provides you with the understanding and the...

Cost: $695

Where:
Live Online
Comfort of Your Home
, MA
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Sponsor: The REAP Healing Method
Telephone: 978-877-8651
Contact Name: Pamela Dussault
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Experience the power of singing gospel music with more than 250 others as part of the Mystic Chorale, led by award-winning director and composer, Jonathan Singleton. Join Mystic as we prepare...

Cost: $105

Where:
First Parish Unitarian
630 Mass Ave.
Arlington , MA
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Sponsor: The Mystic Chorale
Telephone: 781-738-1920
Contact Name: Jai Kaur Annamaria
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Change is what happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of changing.” – Rav Berg, Spiritual Director, Kabbalah Centre Last year, you most likely set New...

Cost: Free

Where:
MGH at Charlestown Navy Yard
Building 114, Room D1
114 16th Street
Charlestown, MA  02129
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Sponsor: Kabbalah Center
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Qigong and tai chi are 2500+ year old healing arts originating in China. These moving meditations offer unique health benefits that western medicine is integrating into treatment plans. By...

Cost: $12-$17 per class

Where:
Dragonfly Wellness Ceneter
176 Jackson Road
Devens, MA  01434
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Sponsor: Cultivating Qi
Telephone: 978-856-8118
Contact Name: Dave Crocker
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Come hear Steven, M. Buggy, Corey and Scotty share their healing experiences with addiction and entheogens. Donation: $5 (We won’t turn you away if you can’t afford to pay.)...

Cost: $5

Where:
Make Shift
549 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA  02118
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Sponsor: It’s a Bob World
Telephone: 617-752-2481
Contact Name: Bob Cohen

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6 Week Series with Sherri Snyder-Roche Start your year with greater awareness. In Kundalini Yoga, we harness the mental, physical, and nervous energies of the body and put them under the...

Cost: $90

Where:
State of Grace Yoga and Wellness Center
104 East Hartford Ave.
Uxbridge, MA  01569
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Telephone: 508-278-2818
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Removing limiting beliefs and shaping your future with Julie Rost and Tracey Miller The new year brings forth a natural and truly beautiful human desire to seek more from life. But resolutions...

Cost: $150 (includes lunch)

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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Reiki is a gentle energy healing method from Japan that anyone can learn. Reiki 1 is the basic Reiki attunement that allows people to work on family members, pets, plants and more. During class...

Cost: $150

Where:
Perfect Fit Pilates and Stretch
85 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA  01748
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Sponsor: Elder Grove Shamanic Healing
Telephone: 774-232-2343
Contact Name: Deb Fate-Mental
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Join Diane Lewis for a very special author event! Diane will be introducing her new book From Psychic to Soul. From Psychic to Soul is a reveal of how every person is psychic. How we already,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble
1 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA
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Sponsor: Barnes & Noble
Telephone: 617-645-6415
Contact Name: Diane Lewis
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