Theresa Garcia and Patricia Angelina will co-lead a two-day class: Rosen Method in Holistic Studies at JFK University on Nov. 20-21, 2015

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Join Theresa Garcia and Patricia Angelina for a two-day class: Rosen Method in Holistic Studies at JFK University in Pleasant Hill on Nov. 20-21, 2015.

Rosen Method is a holistic approach to deep body-mind-spirit exploration.  Both aspects of Rosen Method, bodywork and movement, invite you to reconnect and become more aware of body sensations and emotions.  By learning to listen deeply to your body, you can give space and voice to what is held within.  Awareness of your body in the present moment can allow unconscious feelings, attitudes and beliefs to shift.  This leads to deeper connection with authenticity and vitality, and often releases both physical and emotional pain.

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Dr. Christine Green to Speak at ILADS Annual Conference 2015: Ft. Lauderdale

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Christine Green, MDChristine Green, MD, will speak three times at this year’s ILADS Conference & Pre-Conference Workshop in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

     *  Overview of Tick-Borne Diseases; Tick-Borne Epidemiology and Ecology, Plenary Session: Thursday, October 15th, 8:00 – 8:45 am
     *  The History, Exam and Laboratory in the Diagnosis of Lyme Borreliosis, Plenary Session: Thursday, October 15th, 10:00 – 11:15 am
     *  Pediatric Tick-Borne Illness Presentation and History Taking, Breakout Session: Friday, October 16th, 1:30 – 2:15 pm

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Helen Ye, MS, LAc Joins UCSF’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Helen Ye, MS, LAcHelen Ye, MS, LAc, Integrative Chinese medicine practitioner as well as Rising Phoenix’s Director, has joined the University of California, San Francisco’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine in SF.  This new position aligns with her vision of collaborative integrative medicine: specifically 1) the forward movement of integrative medicine alongside research, education, and training cross-disciplines and 2) the access of integrative medicine to underserved populations.

You can now see Helen at 2 locations — Rising Phoenix Integrative Medicine Center or UCSF’s Osher Center.

Dr. Melissa Congdon on KITV4 Morning News

KITVDr. Melissa Congdon will be interviewed on KITV4 Morning News in Hawaii on Friday, June 19 at 5:50am.  On demand may be available.  She will discuss fibromyalgia, the guaifenesin protocol, and the upcoming Fibromyalgia Summit.

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Dr. Melissa Congdon Joins the Rising Phoenix Integrative Medicine Team

Melissa Congdon, MDYou may have noticed Dr. Melissa Congdon at Rising Phoenix Integrative Medicine Center for the last several months. We may be delinquent in posting the announcement, but we are thrilled to have such a dedicated professional on our team.

Melissa Congdon, MD, FAAP, is a Fibromyalgia Specialist and a Pediatric Consultant. She has been trained by Dr. Paul St. Amand, the founder of the Guaifenesin Protocol for Fibromyalgia, and today has a flourishing practice that focuses on the protocol in adults and children as well as pediatric consultations focusing on developmental and behavioral issues.

Inspired by her fibromyalgia patients, Dr. Congdon produced a 30 minute documentary “Fibromyalgia: Getting Our Lives Back—Success Stories on the Guaifenesin Protocol” which she has made available for free online for everyone to learn more about fibromyalgia and this treatment option:

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Dr. Christine Green to Co-Lead a Panel at Lyme & Tick Borne Illnesses Symposium

Lyme Conf Flyer thumbnail 091614 v2Dr. Christine Green will  co-lead a panel designed for clinicians to give feedback to the developers about how their tests will help us diagnose our patients at the symposium Lyme Borreliosis and Tick Borne Illnesses: Diagnostics, Emerging Pathogens and Avenues for New Research on November 8 – 9, 2014 at Massachusetts General in Boston.

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Dr. Cantwell to Present a Lecture & Workshop at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)

CIISDr. Michael F. CantwellAs part of the California Institute of Integral Studies Fall 2014 Public Programs, Dr. Michael F. Cantwell will be giving a lecture (Friday 10/10) and workshop (Saturday 10/11) based on his award winning book, Map of the Spirit: Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spirit.  All welcome.

Map of the Spirit: Diagnosis & Treatment of the Spirit with Michael Cantwell MD, MPH

Lecture: Friday, October 10, 2014   7:00 – 8:30 PM
Workshop: Saturday, October 11, 2014   10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

CIIS – California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street, Namaste & Rm 216
San Francisco, California 94103

Lecture Only General Admission   $15.00 pre-registered/$20.00 at the door
Lecture & Workshop  General   $80.00 – $120.00

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Barriers and Enablers to Accessible Integrative Medicine Services – APHA Annual Meeting Roundtable

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Helen YeHelen Ye, MS, LAc, Executive Director of the Rising Phoenix Integrative Medicine Center, will be leading the roundtable discussion entitled Barriers and Enablers to Accessible Integrative Medicine Services at the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting.

Day:  November 17, 2014
Time:  8:30 – 10:00 am
Location:  APHA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA
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Rosen Method Events – Something for Everyone

Theresa Garcia, CMT, Rosen Method Master Teacher, will be leading 3 Rosen Method Events. There is something for everyone.

introflyerRosen Method Introductory Workshop

One Day Introductory Workshop to explore the Mind-Body Connection

Day:  Sunday, September 28th
Time:  9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Instructors:  Theresa Garcia & Elyse Stewart
Tuition: $90
CEUs:  5.5 CEUs available
Newcomers Welcome!
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This workshop is an opportunity to learn about, experience and practice Rosen Method.  Rosen Method is a gentle, yet powerful form of touch and movement which assists people in opening to long-forgotten experiences and feelings.   Learn More…


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Days:  October 18 – 19, 2014
Times:  10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location:  Rosen Method: the Berkeley Center
Instructors:  Theresa Garcia & Karen Peters
Fee:  $275 (Add $25 after October 1st)
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Come explore the possibilities of moving from within. Reconnect with who you are underneath your somatic habits! Discover new places of aliveness in your body, and find new inspiration for your life.  Learn More…


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Dates & Times:
*  Beginning with the weekend of October 18-19, 2014 10am-4pm
*  Tuesday Evenings 4 – 9 pm: October 21, 2014 – May 12, 2015
*  Including the weekend of April 25-26, 2015
Instructors:  Theresa Garcia & Karen Peters
Tuition:  $3,100 for the training, payable on a monthly basis
CEUs Available
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Rosen Method Movement cultivates awareness, presence, & ease in your body, so you can bring more of yourself into your daily life.  Each movement is an opportunity to embody these qualities, and to explore your barriers to wholeness.  Learn More…

Dr. Cantwell Interview on Radio Amerika Now

Amerika NowDr. Michael F. Cantwell will be interviewed by Barb Adams on Radio Amerika Now.  They will discuss the roots of disease and his book Map of the Spirit: Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spirit.

Day:  September 6th, 2014

Time:  8:00 – 9:00 pm pacific,  11:00 pm – midnight eastern

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Topic:  Spirituality and Health

as written on Amerika Now website…

Every day, doctors are confronted with diseases that are incurable or difficult to treat.  Could it be that these challenging diseases don’t arise from patients’ bodies or minds but rather from their spirits?

Can treating the spirit heal disease and bring peace?

“Yes,” says Dr. Michael Cantwell, whose book, Map of the Spirit, affirms that people who are sick in spirit often present with physical or psychological problems.

“Western medicine has become increasingly aware that treating patients’ bodies and minds isn’t always enough,” he says.  “Sometimes, a patient’s spirit needs to be treated before their diseases can heal.”

He believes the roots of disease can lie in your body, mind, or spirit, and his book, Map of the Spirit, presents a universal, four-stage framework of human spiritual development — the process by which we determine and live out our spiritual beliefs.

“Until now, we’ve had no way to talk about, diagnose, or treat this spiritual aspect of health,” Cantwell says.

“We’d like to know when and how spirituality is affecting our health and how to treat our spirits,” Dr. Cantwell says.  “Sometimes, the best way to treat your disease is by treating your spirit.”