alternative medicine

The Female : Cannabis Relationship

The Female : Cannabis Relationship

IMAGE: “Daydream,” Andrew Wyeth Women have long kept their health lore confined to their close female communities.  Until the late 19th century, birthing was the domain of women and they carried this, as well as other women’s health knowledge, forward.  Natural birth control (often herbs) had to keep secret.  There is lore that women once […]

Put the Power Here: Reiki and Cannabis as Partners in Healing

Put the Power Here: Reiki and Cannabis as Partners in Healing

I am one of America’s uninsured, and have been for a large portion of my adult life. It’s not that I don’t want insurance, just that I haven’t always followed a career path where that has been an option or a given. As a result, I’ve learned much about a wide variety of natural and […]

Acupuncture and My High Horse

Acupuncture and My High Horse

I was skeptical about acupuncture for most of my life. I’d never had a serious injury or illness, and therefore hadn’t experienced the shortcomings of western medicine firsthand. Somehow acupuncture was something I considered quackery, matter-of-factly filed away in my mind along with chiropractic and reflexology and homeopathy. My reluctance to accept it as legitimate […]