Mom wants to die: daughter wants to keep her alive

Mom Wants to Die: daughter wants to keep her alive

One recent afternoon I sat and watched as one of my patients pleaded with her daughter to allow her to stop fighting—against death. Elena, a brave, bright and graceful 93-year-old woman from South America, had been struggling for years with several medical conditions, including heart failure, kidney failure, and anemia.  Despite being subjected to a … Continued

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Medicinal Cannabis

How Medicinal Cannabis Heals the Body

Article by Elisabeth Mack, RN, MBA, Holistic Caring. The challenges to managing serious illness, cancer, chronic pain, neurological disorders, anxiety, depression, and insomnia are many. Clinicians need every available tool to guide patients toward healing. An integrated approach needs creativity, intuition, and science to blend. The promise of CBD & THC therapeutics is vast for … Continued

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Acupuncture For Older People Helps Them Feel Better

Article by Acupuncturist, Rachel Pagones A study recently reported that acupuncture is more effective than a commonly used drug called fluoxetine hydrochloride to treat Post-Stroke Depression. We asked Acupuncturist, Rachel Pagones, to share more about the benefits of this holistic health technique. When I talk to people about the benefits of acupuncture, they’re often surprised … Continued

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End of life option act

End-Of-Life Option Act: Panel Talk With Dr. Bob Uslander

Nearly a year ago, California enacted an aid-in-dying law. Some people have already exercised their right to request a prescription that would end their life and stop their suffering. But many people don’t know about the End-Of-Life Option Act or they’re confused by it. Wonder what California’s End-Of-Life Option Act means to you and your … Continued

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