Archives for September 2011

Time to Talk About About Your Use of Alternative Medicine with Your Doctor

As providers of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), we are careful to take a full history from each patient, so that we understand underlying health concerns that are being treated by Allopathic (or Western) medicine.  We want to know what prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, herbal remedies and other treatments patients are using, so that we can craft […]

Happiness and Gratitude

I recently read Gretchen Rubin’s book The Happiness Project (http://www.happiness-project.com/) which was entertaining, thoughtful and helped me “re-frame” a recent experience, which I’d like to share.  In my practice, we use 30-40 patient gowns each week.  Several weeks ago, I found myself at the dryer, getting ready to fold gowns:  a task I usually dislike, as it […]