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Holistic Medicine Introduction: Healing Tools & Healing Partnerships

by Aumdoc (Richard J. Clofine, DO, FACOOG, ABHM)

WWW.AUMDOC.COM 770-633-4257 


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String of Pearls

Collected over years of practice, understanding these basic concepts brings self empowerment to healing work.

  • Honoring YOUR Wisdom: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reconnecting to the Healing Power of Nature
  • Garden (vs. military) Metaphors and Weaving Metaphors
  • The Healing Continuum and Savvy Use of Healing Tools
  • Positive approaches to healing through resonance and empowerment
  • Consistency always precedes intensity
  • Change occurs by doing something different (you’ve gotta change to change!)
  • Persistent attention and application
  • Trusting Your Intuition


    • No Magic Bullets


    • Broaden your database


    • Naming and Owning YOUR issues: taking personal responsibility


    • Appropriate monitoring allows for frank evaluation of progress over time


    • Creating Health via Lifestyle


    • The Power of Words and Thoughts


    • Practical support programs that fit your resources


    • Horizontal relationships


    • Care revolves around YOUR story


  • Importance of Lifestyle in Creating Health
  • Practitioner is listening
  • Proper expectations
  • Service, not product, oriented
  • Ayni (Sacred Reciprocity)
  • Explains options and avoids dogma
  • Encourages the development of other healing partnerships
    • Shifting life patterns: time of life


  • Healing state immersion (daily practice)





Fundamental of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, 3rd edition, Marc S. Micozzi, MD, PhD, 2006

Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, Revised Second Edition

by Michael Murray, Joseph Pizzorno (Dec 1, 1997)

Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements: The Essential Guide for Improving Your Health Naturally by Michael T. Murray

A-Z Guide to Drug-Herb-Vitamin Interactions Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition: Improve Your Health and Avoid Side Effects When Using Common Medications and Natural Supplements Together   by Alan R. Gaby (Editor, 2006)

Women's Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine: Alternative Therapies and Integrative Medicine for Total Health and Wellness by Tori Hudson, ND (1999)

Natural Health, Natural Medicine: The Complete Guide to Wellness and Self-Care for Optimum Health by Andrew Weil 2004

The American Holistic Medical Association Guide to Holistic Health: Healing Therapies for Optimal Wellness by Larry Trivieri  2001

Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 4th Edition by Phyllis A. Balch (2006)


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