There are many paths to activating healing. Use the information here to learn about nature-based therapies that support optimum health, wellness, and recovery. Remember that integrative medicine often means the prudent use of several healing modalities.
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Acupressure is a therapy developed over 5,000 years ago as an important aspect of Asian, especially Chinese, medicine. It uses precise finger placement and pressure over specific points along the body.Read more
Applied kinesiology (AK) is a method of diagnosis and treatment based on the belief that various muscles are linked to particular organs and glands, and that specific muscle weakness can signal internal problems.Read more
Bach Flower Remedies
This unique form of botanical medicine is said to work via flowers’ subtle energy. What’s Dr. Weil’s view?Read more
Can Honey Heal?
I have been reading about the benefits of raw manuka honey being used both internally and externally. What is your take on this? Is this the best type of honey for medicinal purposes?Read more
Chelation removes toxic heavy metals from the blood. Some health practitioners claim it can treat a wide range of health conditions. What’s Dr. Weil’s view?Read more
Cranial osteopathy uses gentle hand pressure to therapeutically manipulate bones, especially in the head.Read more
Holistic & Biological Dentistry
Holistic dentists use natural therapies (often in combination with conventional ones) to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases of the oral cavity.Read more
Is Medical Marijuana Worth the Fight?
With medical marijuana so much in the news and so politicized these days, can you discuss the real therapeutic benefits and drawbacks of the drug?Read more
Is The Placebo Effect Real?
What can you tell me about the placebo effect? Can it really heal? Is it ethical for physicians to pretend a drug is real when it’s just a sugar pill??Read more
As the days grow shorter, are you worried about the onset of winter blues? Light therapy is often used to counter Seasonal Affective Disorder.Read more
Lymphatic Massage Therapy
Lymphatic massage is a technique for treatment of lymphedema, an accumulation of fluid that can occur after lymph nodes are removed during surgery.Read more
Prickly Pear: A Cactus Cure?
I have been told that prickly pear can be used to help control diabetes and reduce cholesterol levels. Is this true? If so, what can you tell me about it?Read more
When Is Massage Dangerous?
Is it safe for me to have my legs massaged even though I’ve had blood clots?Read more
I went to a chiropractor years ago, and found the neck-cracking movement uncomfortable and ultimately ineffective. Now, I’ve heard there is something called "low-force" adjustment. What is it, and does it work?
Do you know what would happen if you combined acupuncture with hypnosis? Would using both at the same time work better than either one alone?
I am considering undergoing the Ayurvedic treatment called Panchakarma for five days at an Ayurvedic center. Do you think this is worthwhile?
You often recommend biofeedback. Can you explain how it works and what it is used for?
Is aromatherapy really beneficial to health?
Does acupuncture really work for weight loss?
You don't often mention chiropractic as an alternative treatment. What are your views? When is it appropriate? What's the best way to find a reliable chiropractor?
In your books you have mentioned an osteopath named Robert Fulford, who was a master of cranial therapy. How can I find out more about him and about cranial therapy in general?
What's the latest on aromatherapy? I recently heard that a new study showed that it doesn't have any effect on health.
Can massage really release toxins, and if so, what specific toxins are we talking about? I am not referring to lymph massage but relaxation massage, such as Swedish.
I just heard about a program that uses horses to help handicapped kids. What can you tell me about this type of therapy?