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100 million Americans have chronic pain. Very few use one of the best tools to treat it.

Chronic pain often has no physical cause. Psychotherapy can reduce the suffering.
When pain settled into Blair Golson’s hands, it didn’t let go. What started off as light throbbing in one wrist 10 years ago quickly engulfed the other. The discomfort then spread…
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How 'Bad Medicine' Dismisses And Misdiagnoses Women's Symptoms


When journalist Maya Dusenbery was in her 20s, she started experiencing progressive pain in her joints, which she learned was caused by rheumatoid arthritis. As she began to research her own condition, Dusenbery realized how lucky she was to have been diagnosed relatively easily. Other women with similar symptoms, she says, “experienced very long diagnostic delays and felt …
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Anxiety Relief Without The High? New Studies On CBD, A Cannabis Extract

As more states legalize marijuana, there’s growing interest in a cannabis extract — cannabidiol, also known as CBD. It’s marketed as a compound that can help relieve anxiety — and, perhaps, help ease aches and pains, too. Part of the appeal, at least for people who don’t want to get high…
Read at NPR

The Startling Link Between Sugar and Alzheimer's

In recent years, Alzheimer’s disease has occasionally been referred to as “type 3” diabetes, though that moniker doesn’t make much sense. After all, though they share a problem with insulin, type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, and type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease caused by diet. Instead of another type of diabetes, it’s increasingly looking like Alzheimer’s is another potential side effect of a sugary, Western-style diet…
Read at The Atlantic

What This 76-Year-Old Man Can Teach About Healing

“I never lock my door; if people show up at night, I will wake up,” said I Gusti Mangku Sasak, a holistic Usada Bali healer.
I Gusti Mangku Sasak, a 76-year-old Balinese healer, begins and ends each day by meditating: He focuses on his third eye, the tip of his nose, the tip of his tongue and his throat. He then goes to the rice fields, where he works with his son. When he returns home, around dusk, patients come from his village in the regency of Gianyar and beyond…
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Cavity Country

Lynnel Beauchesne’s dental office hugs a rural crossroads near Tunnelton, W.Va., population 336. Acres of empty farmland surround the weathered one-story white building; a couple of houses and a few barns are the only neighbors. But the parking lot is full. Some people have driven hours to see Beauchesne, the sole dentist within 30 miles. She estimates that she has as many as 8,000 patients. Before the office closes at 7 p.m., she and her two hygienists will see up to 50 of them, not counting emergencies…
Read at The Washington Post

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Creativity Is Available To Us At Every Moment

Ricky is interviewed by Allie Stark, on “Gutted.”

Creativity Is Available To Us At Every Moment

Ricky is interviewed by Allie Stark, on “Gutted.”

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California Institute of Integral Studies

California Institute of Integral Studies

California Institute of Integral Studies

Integrative Health Studies

CIIS is celebrating 50 years of transformational education and an educational vision rooted in progressive values. Our hybrid online program’s holistic approach to scholarship combines academic rigor, consciousness, and spirituality to foster personal and professional growth.

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Events, Activities, Healing

California Institute of Integral Studies

California Institute of Integral Studies

California Institute of Integral Studies

Integrative Health Studies

CIIS is celebrating 50 years of transformational education and an educational vision rooted in progressive values. Our hybrid online program’s holistic approach to scholarship combines academic rigor, consciousness, and spirituality to foster personal and professional growth.

Discover More

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