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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 [...]

The healing power of spontaneity

By |2017-03-07T16:49:04+00:00June 7th, 2014|Psychotherapy|

Spontaneity is a voluntary or undetermined action. It is frequently observed that in difficult times, spontaneity disappears. A state akin to freezing up happens. Security is desired. Predictability is desired. Spontaneous decisions tend to be a trade off for more predictable decisions; yet both [...]

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 [...]