Category Alternative Medicine

The Shift Doctors Give Tools for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Patients & Survivors

Some of you may have noticed that we actually have a space on our site for submitting specific questions for The Shift Doctors to address. What follows is a question recently submitted about breast cancer with our response. When we…

Ashtanga Ayurveda

The Shift Doctors have chosen Dr. Kshirsagar as today’s guest blogger to speak to us about ayurvedic rejuvenation. Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar is a classically trained Ayurvedic physician and a gold medalist from prestigious Pune University. A Rig Vedic Bramhin by…

Energy Medicine Tips For Thyroid Issues

The Shift Doctors’ good friend and colleague Melanie Smith is co-owner of Well Within Natural Medicine, Inc., Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture Physician, Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner and Senior Faculty Member of Donna Eden’s Energy Medicine Certification Program. Well…

Yoga May Help Protect Brain From Depression and Anxiety

There may be another reason to consider a regular yoga practice other than to increase flexibility, tone muscles and de-stress in general. The UK’s Telegraph (8/20, Alleyne) reported that, according to a study published in the Journal of Alternative and…

Meditation Basics – What is it?

Although meditation initially sprang up from Eastern religious or spiritual traditions, meditation techniques are described throughout history and have been used in many different cultures throughout the world for thousands of years. Today many people use meditation and its off…

Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal Thoughts Due to Acute or Chronic Stress- What to Do

We do tend to see an increase in depression with financial strain, acute or chronic stress reactions (exposure to trauma or overwhelming stress), marital strain, loss (job, loved ones through death/moving/separation/ divorce), debilitating physical illness, hormonal imbalances (sexual hormones or…