What’s up with all the wandering

By |2018-09-29T21:43:46+00:00September 29th, 2018|Holistic Medicine|

Our body has many nerves that come out of our spinal cord and perform various functions, from controlling our muscles to carrying pain sensations. There are twelve nerves that emerge directly from our brain and brain stem. These are called the cranial nerves, and [...]

Getting off Medications?

By |2018-09-29T21:38:12+00:00June 24th, 2018|Holistic Medicine|

It is on a daily basis that I get consulted about using alternative modalities to treat various mental health difficulties. By alternatives, I mean “other than the conventional psychotropic interventions”. Following are the points to consider when thinking about treatment options.  -Mental health problems come [...]

Should we be medicating stress?

By |2017-03-07T16:45:02+00:00August 22nd, 2015|Holistic Medicine|

The past few decades of medical research have shown unequivocally that those with chronic stressors in their lives are more vulnerable to disease. Chronic stress has a significant effect on the immune system that may ultimately manifest an illness. The illness can be physical (like heart [...]

Not afraid of the dark

By |2017-03-07T16:54:05+00:00April 23rd, 2014|Buddhism, Holistic Medicine, Physician-Patient Relationship, Sufism|

Integrative or Holistic Psychiatry is an approach that considers and utilizes both conventional and complementary therapies in addressing emotional and mental challenges. I will try explaining it with the help of an anecdote about Nasreddin. Nasreddin was a Sufi wise man who taught important lessons about life through subtle [...]