Tag - self-care

Self-Care In a Mexican Village

Tom Ferguson, M.D. interviews David Werner about the self-care network run by the farm people among the villages in western Mexico. These people with no formal medical training have learned how to handle preventive and curative medicine for their...

How Health Workers Can Promote Self-Care

Tom Ferguson, M.D. interviews John Travis, M.D. about his approach for self-care, once a specific organic illness is ruled out. He advocates that individuals are turned over to wellness educators, who act as consultants looking at life style choices...

Integrative Health Care

Few would argue that a patient is best served by a comprehensive health care program that integrates both conventional and traditional approaches to health/healing, as needed and desired by the patient. The World Health Organization recognizes that...

Cold salt water can be used for prostate irrigation

Enlarged prostate

Although the conventional approach to an enlarged prostate (also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) is drugs or sometimes even surgery, there are many alternative treatments backed up by sound scientific evidence.

Man screaming into his cell phone

Healthy Anger: Let It Out or Keep It In?

When it comes to health, the best thing is not to get angry in the first place. Once triggered, however, is it better to argue, shout, and bang your fists - or silently seethe? In "Healthy Anger: Let It Out or Keep It In?" David S. Sobel, M.D...

Guided Imagery can speed surgical recovery

Guided Imagery Speeds Surgical Recovery

Patients undergoing surgery often experience a loss of control, feeling more like victims than participants. Anxiety, fear of the unknown, fear of pain, dependency, uncertainty, and helplessness are common emotions which can intensify the perception...

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