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A Veteran with PTSD Gets Help From Homeopathy

A Veteran with PTSD Gets Help From Homeopathy

by Larry Malerba, DO, DHt – Any chronic mental, emotional, or physical problem that results from severe trauma can be likened to a stubborn energetic vortex that refuses to release the suffering individual from its pull. Traumatic events, like the ones that trigger most cases of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), can easily throw the bioenergetic life force into disarray. Homeopathic treatment […]

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The True Causes of ADHD

The True Causes of ADHD

By Larry Malerba, DO – There is no one causative factor that can be ascribed to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is a complex and multifactorial spectrum of problems. The tendency for mainstream medicine to attribute ADHD to faulty brain chemistry is a false premise and gross oversimplification that comes from its limited reductionistic perspective and its desire to […]

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Medical Marijuana: The Pros and Cons

Medical Marijuana: The Pros and Cons

By: Larry Malerba, DO, DHt – I want to review some of the pros and cons, as I see them, of marijuana use and abuse. I’ve considered myself particularly qualified to weigh in on the subject ever since my philosophy professor pointed out to me as a college freshman that the Italian derivation of my name, Mal-erb-a, can be interpreted […]

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The Criminalization of Pain

The Criminalization of Pain

by Amy Cavanaugh – Prior to his diagnosis, my husband was a pain patient due to a car accident. The neurologic damage he sustained caused migraines, tremors, and chronic pain. In order to have a quality of life, Keith avoided opiates and prescription pain medications and relied upon cannabis for pain management. He preferred cannabis for pain because pain pills tended to […]

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Of Dogs, Dreams, Death and Dying

Of Dogs, Dreams, Death and Dying

by Larry Malerba, DO – I’m pretty confident that the longevity of our beloved family German Shepherd was due to a lifetime of homeopathic health care. Early on, she had shown signs of being a little skittish but, thankfully, we found that an occasional dose of homeopathic Gelsemium always worked to set her straight no matter what the problem seemed to […]

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Can Grief Cause Chronic Illness?

Can Grief Cause Chronic  Illness?

By Larry Malerba, DO, DHt – Aside from the many self-inflicted and medically induced causes of illness such as smoking, poor nutrition, alcohol and drug abuse, pharmaceutical side effects, allopathic suppression, and surgeries gone awry, perhaps the most common “natural” cause of chronic illness is unresolved grief. Grief is natural in the sense that everyone is faced with the issue […]

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Healing Grief Through the Chakras

Healing Grief Through the Chakras

by Amy Cavanaugh – Grief affects the entire being—body, mind, and spirit. Grief also opens up old wounds and traumas. By understanding what emotions are housed in each chakra, we can better understand how grief is manifesting itself. From there we can take proper precautions and explore alternative treatment modalities, be it exercise, diet, or prayer. Also, since each chakra […]

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Book Review: Yoga Psychology

Book Review: Yoga Psychology

Yoga Psychology and the Transformation of Consciousness: Seeing through the eyes of Infinity by Don Salmon and Jan Maslow Paragon House, St. Paul, MN. First edition: 2007 Book Review by Larry Malerba, DO, DHt For true devotees, yoga is a spiritual discipline. For others it is a form of breathing, meditation, and relaxation. An increasingly popular Americanized version of yoga […]

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If Depression Isn’t a Chemical Imbalance, What Is It?

If Depression Isn't a Chemical Imbalance, What Is It?

By Larry Malerba, DO, DHt – Contemporary scientific culture has fed us the mantra that depression is the result of a chemical imbalance for so long now that the premise is rarely questioned by the general public. On the other hand, there are many in the alternative health community who have been aware of this for a long time (1). […]

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The Medicalization of Grief

The Medicalization of Grief

by Amy Cavanaugh I love going to Goodwill to buy books. I notice that there are always a good number of books on wellness and spirituality, and I never know if the person who donated the book did so because they had healed themselves by reading it or merely gave up. Either way, it has been a goldmine for me, […]

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Serpent Medicine for Transformation and Healing

Serpent Medicine for Transformation and Healing

By Larry Malerba, DO, DHt Before our very eyes, a deeply polarized America seething with hatred for the “other” side has erupted into a landscape of violence. As we stand on the brink of destroying ourselves from within, genuine healing is needed now more than ever. There could be no more fitting segue than the transition from the end of […]

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