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The more you know about Integrative Medicine, the easier my work becomes. When you understand how I approach health and health improvement you will understand my recommendations and be more effective in restoring vibrant health. The first items concern the important approach of "functional assessment" which gives clues to the underlying efforts of the body to heal itself. More will be added so that you can learn how to focus on supporting the healing process rather than potentially becoming sidetracked by seeking diagnosis labels.

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Take a break and watch this relaxing slideshow on YouTube (a gift from Multi-Sensory


Heart Rate Variability testing [More]
Another type of functional assessment. This is a real-time assessment of the patient's ability to handle stress.

Heart Rhythm Instruments, Inc.

AcuGraphTM*: "See the Chi!"


Modern science applied to ancient medicine.

This is a type of functional assessment.

Electrical testing at acupuncture meridian points

reveals changes that correspond with the

Traditional Chinese Medicine model of

energy flow in the body.


Note: For healthcare professionals, and some patients when appropriate, I can arrange purchase of AcuGraph :

purchasing details


*"AcuGraph is a registered trademark of Miridia Technology, Inc."


New Brain Science and the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine
See also their blog with essays and videos about
the new information about the mind and how it can affect the health of the body.
> Soma-Focus technique reduces inflammation
> Brain "Neuroplasticity": New growth at any age
> PTSD and Supporting our Troops

Recent NICABM Presentations:

> The Brain Plasticity and Depression Connection

> The Neurobiology of Mindfulness: Clinical Applications

> How We Can Change the Wiring of Our Brains

> The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy

> How the Mind Changes the Brain

State of Ease
A free gift from HeartMath
There is a "state of ease" that each of us can access to help release emotional turbulence and help maintain coherent alignment between our heart, mind and emotions. Learning to access our personal space of "inner-ease" can be done with minimum practice and in just a little time. When operating in an ease-mode, it’s easier to choose less stressful perceptions and attitudes and re-create "flow" in our daily routines.

Download PDF: Four-Color | Black & White

[Description on HeartMath site]
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New Book: Which Poison Will Change Your Life?


An MCS Survivor's Eye-Opening View into the Socio-Political Forces Which Make Today's "Invisible Illnesses" Possible and Probable


Glenna J. Chance, a professional musician, environmental consultant and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity advocate/activist. She is the founder of This is an agency that advocates for the MCS-disabled and their families who need assistance in finding housing, benefits, non-toxic products, and medical and legal resources. She is a proponent of life lived in harmony with the universal truths of nature.

American Academy of Environmental Medicine
The American Academy of Environmental Medicine was founded in 1965, and is an international association of physicians and other professionals interested in the clinical aspects of humans and their environment. The Academy is interested in expanding the knowledge of interactions between human individuals and their environment, as these may be demonstrated to be reflected in their total health. The AAEM provides research and education in the recognition, treatment and prevention of illnesses induced by exposures to biological and chemical agents encountered in air, food and water.  [site]

Earlier resource listings:

Representative Clinics: 

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine, Washington DC

The Lightheart Institute: Science based "Holistic Psychotherapy". Supports Charles Gant, M.D.

National Integrated Health Associates, Washington DC 

Sound Health Center, Anacortes Washington

Center of Family Health, Catasauqua, PA [Dr. Melinda Toney -- clinic photos]

Hunterdon Holistic Center, Whitehouse Station, NJ

Lifeworks Wellness Center, Clearwater Florida

International Center for Nutrition Research, Langhorne, PA

Tahoma Clinic, Renton, Washington

A) For Students: contact me for personal recommendations to speed your learning process.


Brain Games - Lumosity


iTunes University

Go to iTunes Store: Audio lectures, transcripts -- Einstein, and many others.


Gray's Anatomy: Public Domain Online Version

Free Medical Books4Doctors: & Podcasts Online


Alex Grey's Illustrations of Energy Anatomy [link]


National Library of Medicine

Free Medical Journals access



Majid Ali, M.D.'s Aging Healthfully Virtual Library


Ali Academy



Study of the Human Form:

The Integral Anatomy series -- a beautiful study of the human body from the perspective of the holiness of life. Gil Hedley (author of "Reconceiving My Body") teaches the appreciation of the gift of life by anatomy dissection classes and DVDs. This is for practitioners, students, and the dedicated layperson who wants to learn more about their own body.

Read below the review by Dr. James Oschman, author of "Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis".

See more on his Internet site

JAMES OSCHMAN, PH.D., Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis. "Gil Hedley has created an artful and engaging series of journeys of discovery into the human body. His brilliant explorations enliven human structure in new ways that every student of movement and bodywork will appreciate and apply. I especially value Gil’s deep respect for those who have contributed their physical forms so that we may better know ourselves. His constant reference from the parts to the whole and back again to the parts bring life and meaning to an adventure that lies hidden when we study static anatomical drawings."

See also the stunning DVD on Fascia below


Study of the Fascia: "Strolling Under the Skin" -- A DVD with a deep view of how Life energies flow within the human body. The work of French hand surgeon Jean-Paul Guimberteau, M.D., who discovered that a new way is needed to describe what happens as the body converts energy to movement. [more]


1. IBIS: Interactive Body-Mind Information System

2. Herb, Nutrient & Drug Interactions Textbook

3. Interactions CD

4. Natural Medicine/Integrative Medicine Forums

--Available at

A powerful interactive software about Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Recent release of Drug-Herb and Drug-Nutrient interactions book and also a CD.



 [order site]

Herb, Nutrient, and Drug Interactions

Presenting detailed, evidence-based coverage of the most commonly encountered therapeutic agents in modern clinical practice, Herb, Nutrient, and Drug Interactions: Clinical Implications and Therapeutic Strategies is your invaluable guide for safe and effective integration of herbal, nutrient, and drug therapies for your patients or clients. Combining pharmaceuticals with herbs or nutrients may complement or interfere with a drug's therapeutic action or may increase adverse effects. Furthermore, drug-induced depletion of essential nutrients can occur. It is critical that you know how herbs and nutritional agents might affect your treatment plan and your patient's health. By Stargrove, Treasure and McKee.

Book review: on Life Extension Foundation website, April 2009.


The Invention of Air

How American ingenuity helped uncover new ways to understand life and health.


The Complete Homeopathic Resource for Common Illnesses  [Interactive CD Inside ]
Publisher says: This useful guide is a single, indispensable resource for anyone interested in using homeopathic medicines. Noted author Dennis Chernin introduces readers to the basics of homeopathic theory, laws, history, and practical applications, as well as to clear explanations of the fundamental homeopathic vocabulary. He provides a brief synopsis of homeopathy's present status and compares it with conventional medicine, before proceeding to a step-by-step guide to creating a home remedy kit. The bulk of the book focuses on more than 150 common disorders, conditions, and illnesses, each treated in a separate section, alphabetically organized. Each section includes basic background information as well as accessible guidance on how to consider the symptoms and how to treat and heal them. For each condition, all the possible symptoms are matched with the remedy appropriate to them. The bundled CDROM integrates these resources with a simple, graphics-based user interface incorporating the latest research. 

Play as Valuable for Adults for Healthy Social Development, Brain Health.
Book and Video of Stuart Brown, M.D.
National Institute for PLAY

TED talk on Intelligence and Creativity.
See window below for video.

TalkMiner version w slides

Take Nature breaks from time to time
This is from Thomas Kinkade

Help the bees:

Movie about what you can do

More from Thomas Kinkade




Einstein Light


"The finer points of relativity in less time than it takes to eat a sandwich."


[to site] 

How Humanity Described Itself:


Voyager Interstellar Spacecraft

 Listen to actual messages/music sent into space (last pictures missing in the slide show, removed from public view)

NASA Voyager site

"Contact" the movie site



To begin with, a fascinating website is

This website further develops the flow of science discovery you saw in the movie "What the Bleep Do We Know?"


Colorado School of Energy Studies 

[Biodynamic Craniosacral; Osteopathic Polarity Theory Info, etc.]

The Powers of Ten CD would be another good starting point. It may be motivational to look at the Nobel Prize online museum. See a 16-year old become a "health detective" in the video/study website: Breaking the Mold, Toxic Mold. Learn the building blocks of life, see Revici and his Periodic Table.

A very intelligent observer is Neil deGrasse Tyson: An astrophysicist who is director of New York City's Hayden Planetarium: His essay On Being Round.

Medical Images site: [Karolinska Institute: They award Nobel Prize] [Click here]

Periodic Table of the Elements: [chart on this website] | New: Upgraded, interactive chart online: >> Periodic Table of Elements  (Roy Alexander's)

Brain Health: Including brain scans of people using drugs/alcohol. [Click here]

Dynamic Homeopathy -- A serious healthcare model: For students who plan on healthcare careers (any of the medical, nursing, bodywork, counseling, or other branches) -- The best system of understanding human health and Life in general is the Dynamic System of Thought that has developed from the insights of Samuel Hahnemann, M.D. Over 100 years prior to Einstein he understood human beings to be simultaneously Substance and Energy, and developed a structure for treating patients and curing disease. This is now being developed in great detail at the Hahnemann Center for Heilkunst. Read more on teaching website | go to HCH Bookstore.

Acumeridian theory: I also think it would be very helpful to learn the basic acumeridian information (as found in Chinese acupuncture, and Japanese, Korean and German acupuncture approaches), and then read about the biomagnetic sciences and fractal dynamics and how chaos/pattern theory help explain the existence of acupuncture meridians. See the Acumeridian page about this. Recent developments in the U.S.A. have shown correlations between muscle, organs and acumeridian energy flow.

Also see: Autonomic Response Testing, which I have studied and also its fore-runner Applied Kinesiology.

Fractal science: [Click here] Shows acumeridian energy theory is based in science.

Light beams for healing: Article in Explore! magazine, on using light for Autonomic Nervous System healing -- [Click here PDF]

Abrams, Bastyr, Black-Box and Energy Medicine: [Click here] Understanding the Natural World and going on beyond what I call "Goldfish Bowl Medicine".

First-Class Learning Experience:  A fascinating catalog you can get for free: Carolina Biological Supply Company: "World Class Support for Science and Math". You can spend hours looking over the models, plants, animals, science experiments, computer programs, etc. Get it and let it expand your knowledge of Life. You don't need to order things to make it a learning experience. Call:  800-227-1150.



William A. Tiller Foundation -- For New Science [click here]

Bastyr University Bookstore: [click here]

Upledger Institute's extensive book/media offerings: [click here]

Health Info Library of NaturoDoc (Thomas Stearns Lee, NMD/ND)  [click here]

Alternative Medicine directory: Anatomy, body psychotherapy, more [click here]

Dr. Rath Health Foundation  [click here]

Books on Medicine that Cures and a Medical System that doesn't [click here]

Edge Life: A Holistic Journal (articles such as Homeopaths Without Borders) [click here]



B) General Readers:

Integrative Therapy; Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt's work (see Klinghardt Information)

Naturopathic Education [Bastyr University;]

Homeopathic Medicine--The Hahnemann Center for Heilkunst [] 

Dr. Omura's Institute for ElectroAcupuncture & ElectroDiagnostics []

Orthomolecular Medicine; Dr. Hoffer's work []

Upledger Institute: CSF/Autonomic Nervous System "pulse"  [] 

Soil and Health Library: []

Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients: Articles online.

Center for Frontier Sciences:[Their Links page has interesting connections.]

Reverse Speech Phenomenon []

Quantum Physics: Quantum Mechanics made simple, easy to follow, great graphics

String Theory, on NOVA: Articles, Interactive pages on Physics examining  Life.

Ilya Prigogine, Nobel laureate: Theory of "Dissipative Structures." 

     I call it the way to describe why no two eggs ever break in the same pattern, 

     and why no two people experience illness or the healing process in exactly 

     the same way.

     Ilya Prigogine Center for Studies in Statistical Mechanics & Complex Systems

     What is Chaos?

     Impressive & simple graphic showing collision of 3 balls as complex chaos response

     Dr. Prigogine's Autobiography;  

     Lay-Person's Essay on Prigogine's fascinating discoveries

      Counselor's view of Prigogine on dissipation and reorganization

The Powers of Ten Website for Science: [] Unique project to

     teach about similarities between galaxies in outer space, plants on earth, and

     atomic structures. This is science that evokes human feelings, awe at the size of

     the universe, its beauty and complexity and our place within it 


Fractal Dynamics and body energy flow:

The fractal dynamics page on this site has more details. I believe this is the field that proves the ebb and flow and variability inherent in acumeridian theory, and is necessary to understand Heart Rate Variability biofeedback and its implications, as well as the variations seen in iridology, individual responses to therapies, etc.


Korean web site taught application of Fractal theory to understanding the I-Ching.


Mind-Body: Fractal Dynamics lectures and I-Ching synchronicity information

There is a wealth of information online about the 64 unit I-Ching structure. The I-Ching has been called a fractal discovery that has implications for both psychology and study of the nature of the flow of life. Psychologist C.G. Jung wrote extensively about the value of the I-Ching in self-discovery, as well as the concept of "Synchronicity." I highly recommend the I-Ching for both scientific and personal benefits. The book The Medical I-Ching, describes one way to apply this.

One resource is a CD that contains both a software that allows the process of the original yarrow stalk approach to casting the I-Ching: The Oracle of Changes (called Software for the Soul). "The Oracle of Changes CD contains 3 exceptionally interesting video-taped interviews with leading science authors, Terence Mckenna, Ralph Abraham and Katya Walters, regarding their insights into how the I-Ching works in light of the fractal nature of time, Chaos Theory and DNA research which shows an amazing correlation between the code sequences of DNA and the hexagram sequences of the I-Ching."

Medicine Cards: Similar process to what Jung was describing about the I-Ching. This is a set of cards with First Nations ("Native American") animal totems and a book of descriptions of what this animal represents. When you visit the website the front page includes a free Medicine Card viewing and words describing its significance; I find it meditative and beautiful. From teacher David Carson. [click here]

Homeopathy-related sites:

>> Basic Homeopathy education: Hahnemann College for Heilkunst

>> Homeopathy texts: HCH Bookstore | Homeopathic Educational Services | Minimum Price Homeopathic Books


Acupuncture-related sites:


>> Basic Traditional Chinese Acupuncture Information

Overview book: The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture Library and links to other web sites of schools, etc.

Extensive Database for Traditional Chinese Medicine information

Basic Traditional Chinese Medicine info website

Acupuncture learning site for students

Acupuncture point locator site: (pronounced Acu-Ex-Oh).


>> Explaining Acumeridian Function: Unique possible "part of the picture"

AcuGraph: Digital Meridian Imaging

Unique model of Hyaluronic Acid as explanation for acupuncture meridians
Hyaluronic acid food supplement [possible breakthrough I am investigating]


>> Advanced Applications of Acumeridian Phenomenon

International College of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics

Dr. Omura's Bi-Digital O-Ring Test

Applied Psycho-Neurobiology: Includes  acumeridian and eye movement aspects.

Toward An Integral Energy Medicine Model

Institute for ElectroAcupuncture & ElectroDiagnostics []

Vascular Autonomic Signal, Electro-Acupuncture Measuring, and more: Some references.

Fractal acupuncture: Theory creatively applied by Chinese doctor now in England

Electrostimulation without needles: ETPS  web site, with articles, research info, and more.



Basic Anatomy text with illustrations (Gray's Anatomy, public domain version)
Human embryology graphics site with beautiful images of developing life
Basic science embryology site
Anatomy of the nervous system--a medical student study site

Virtual Autopsy: An award-winning science site from the U.K.

Proprioceptive Stimulation: Anatomy and function graphics on a Podiatrist website.

Viewing molecules in 3-D

     Sample rotating molecule

     Freeware for viewing 3-D molecules: "ProteinExplorer: [for Mac or Win]

     Index of viewable molecules

     Swiss science site for 3-D images of molecules

     Workshop on Molecular Modeling in Biophysics

Reading Scientific Papers: A link to index of online basic statistical texts

Basic Science

     A) The Greeks, scientific proof, concepts of Infinity, and Pi


Other explanations and links on my web site:

General science and relation to holistic/integrative medicine: go to page

Fractal Geometry and Chaos/Pattern theory: go to page on my web site


Dental stressor focus:

Mercury Amalgam information site: Bio-Probe, Inc. []

International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology:  [

Dr. Boyd Haley: U of  Kentucky dental biotechnology [] 

Tooth Extraction Socket Dangers: NICO -- Dr. Bouquot []

International Medical Veritas [ ], and related International Detoxification and Chelation Clinic: 

"A Common Sense Approach to the Mercury Issue": from a dentist [click here]


2. General Public Information on Science and "Holistic/Natural Medicine":


Public information on support for:

Healthy Teeth:

Pre-pregnancy planning:

Caring for our children:

New "Earthing"/Grounding technology: Read on teaching site.

Nutritional/Micronutrient and optimum health: Online library from Rath Foundation.

Integrative Medicine (CAM) Worldwide Resources, links page: At University of Hawai'i.

Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients: Articles online

Healthcare Freedom of Choice: Exposing the self-proclaimed "Quackbusters"

Index of Web Sites on "Holistic Medicine": Holistic Healing Web Page

Nutritional Healing: A resource for Nutritional Medicine.

Scientific nutritional assessment/therapy: Dr. Patricia Kane: []

Detoxification of Biotoxins in Chronic Neurotoxic Syndromes[]

Page for Ishara Test for Color Blindness, and links to other vision test sites.

Mind-Body and Subtle Energy/Spirit Research []

Health and Spirit: Fetzer Institute []

Rupert Sheldrake and Morphogenetic Fields: [] 

Natural Medicine link: Bioneers--Solutions for Restoring the Earth []

Cranio-Sacral Therapy []

IBIS, Alternative Medicine database []

Science Daily news, Mind&Brain []

Nature's Science Update [] 

Health World Online []

World Health Organization []

Weston A. Price Nutrition Foundation []

Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation [

National Cancer Inst.: Cancer Mortality Maps&Graphs []

Didgeridoo Univ.: []


Self-Care Resources:

FlexAware technique:  Main site | Washington Post feature on FlexAware


3. Dental Support Sites:


Weston A. Price Nutrition Foundation []

Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation [

DAMS (Dental Amalgam Mercury Syndrome) support group []

Gentle tooth cleansing information link  [Dr. Brehm in Florida] 

Homeopathy for Dental conditions [at]


4. Potential Risks to Health

Dental [more on this site]:

Dr. Hal Huggins: Practice and Teaching []


Vaccinations [more on this site]:

National  Vaccine Information Center []

Informed Parents: Re: Vaccinations [click here]