Pioneers in Health are Vital to New Ways of Healing

Pioneers in Health are Vital to New Thinking

by Don Ingwerson Many are welcoming reports that the practice of medicine is changing. How much and how fast is still anyone’s guess. One article profiling this change is “More hospitals offering alternative therapy services,” written by Los Angeles Times seasoned-reporter Duke Helfand. Hefland writes that alternative therapies, including meditation, relaxation training, homeopathy, and chiropractic […]

Do We Have a Choice When Seeing Positively or Negatively?

Do We Have a Choice When Seeing Positively or Negatively?

A guest post written by MaryLou MacKenzie from Lancaster, California Have you ever wondered why some people look at life more darkly than others? Researchers have pondered this question and have recently come to the conclusion that there is a biological reason for this difference. “Subjects who had a specific form of a gene in […]

Do You Find it Hard to Discuss Spirituality?

Do You Find it Hard to Discuss Spirituality?

by Don Ingwerson Have you ever thought about sharing your views about spirituality with someone for the first time? When I think about it, there are actually many opportunities to discuss God and prayer in day-to-day encounters, but many times these opportunities are passed by. According to articles written by physicians, it seems they too […]

Patient Control of Health Reduces Fear, Overtreatment

Patient Control of Health Reduces Fear, Overtreatment

by Don Ingwerson Medical overtreatment is leading us to “be sicker and poorer” according to Shannon Brownlee, acting director of the health policy program at the New America Foundation. Brownlee describes the medical scenario that leads her to this conclusion as: “Sometimes the test leads you down a path, a therapeutic cascade, where you start […]

A New View on Living Life in the Moment

A New View on Living Life in the Moment

I was racing to be on time for an interview about the merging interests of physicians and chaplains, when I was sidetracked by several signs reading: “Mindful Conference this way.” These signs caught my attention because I wondered if the spiritual mindfulness that I practiced was part of the conference’s discussion. That was a couple […]

Listen to an Audio Chat: A Spiritual Approach to Health Care

Listen to an Audio Chat: A Spiritual Approach to Health Care

Gary Jones, Christian Science practitioner, teacher, and Manager of the Federal Office for the Committee on Publication in Washington, DC, answers questions about turning to a spiritual approach to health care – which was exemplified by Christ Jesus healing multitudes, and by Mary Baker Eddy, who wrote Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, […]