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Essence Qigong: Improving Health and Peace of Mind

**Purchase tickets to Dr. Boice’s Qigong for Optimal Health workshop on July 12th** What is Qigong? Qi (“tsee”) means life-force or vitality, and gong (“gong”) means practice, so QIGONG is the practice of cultivating vitality. Essence Qigong is a medical qigong system that has ranked among the top Chinese qigong forms since the 1980’s. Here… Read More

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Added Support and Protection through Pregnancy: Midwifery in the Age of Covid-19

Midwifery has been widely practiced for hundreds, if not thousands, of years, as a vital service for women giving birth throughout history. But in the past century, the number of midwives in the United States has drastically declined as the rise of hospital births and cesarean sections have increased. A midwife provides personalized care, which… Read More

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Oxidative Therapy: A Counter-Intuitive Approach to Healing

Dr. McClane Duncan, ND This post was originally published on Naturalpath.net. If you’re like me, you have a few antioxidant supplements in your medicine cabinet.  This is probably because you’ve been trained to think that oxidation in the body is bad, leading to rapid aging, inflammation, and increased all-cause mortality.  Is this actually true?  Is oxidation killing… Read More

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Stop a Cold in its Tracks!

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Recipes for a Cold

by Dr. Judith Boice, ND, LAc, FABNO In this vital blog series you will learn about homeopathic remedies and other natural medicines you can use to speed the resolution of a respiratory infection. In addition, the previous post in this series will guide you in preventing colds and the flu. “Catching” a cold The truth… Read More

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Recipe for Catching a Cold

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Recipes for a Cold

by Judith Boice, ND, LAc, FABNO During the influenza pandemic of 1918 – 1919, between 20 – 40 million people perished, more than all the soldiers who died in World War I. Considered the most devastating epidemic in recorded history, more people died of the “Spanish flu” in one year than in four years of… Read More

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Seven Tenets of Midwifery Care

by Dr. Katie Guidotti, ND, LM  1. Your care is individualized We get to know you well and tailor your care to meet your unique needs and desires. We aim to create an environment of trust and mutual respect. 2. Mom and baby are one. We know you and your baby are deeply connected; this… Read More

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Getting to Know SVM Providers: An Interview with Dr. Judith Boice, ND, LAc, FABNO

Siskiyou Vital Medicine: Dr. Boice, I’d like to start by asking you about all those letters after your name. What do they all mean? Dr. Judith Boice: Like many of our doctors here, I am an ND, a naturopathic doctor. I’m also an LAc, a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of Chinese Medicine. Working with both… Read More

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Qigong for Cancer, Qigong for Wellness

By Dr. Judith Boice, ND, LAc, FABNO Qi means life-force or vitality, and gong means “practice,” so QIGONG is the practice of cultivating vitality. The first records of qigong date back 10,000 years. Until about thirty years ago, however, qigong was not widely practiced, even in China; then, certain qigong practitioners and healers decided to… Read More

VIDEO: Get the Most From Membership, Part 4

VIDEO: Get the Most From Membership, Part 4

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Get the Most from Your Membership

– One of the benefits about being a member here is that you have access to a lot of educational classes here. – Yes. – So we’ve just created six classes that run in a series together. One, the first one is nutrition, dynamics of nutrition, and these are the dynamics of wellness. These all… Read More

VIDEO: Get the Most From Membership, Part 3

VIDEO: Get the Most From Membership, Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Get the Most from Your Membership

– One of the things that we understand here is that mindset has a lot to do with wellness. Our thoughts play a key role here. One of the things that I love to do with people is when they come to see me is we start working on mindset stuff. So they can start… Read More

VIDEO: Get the Most From Membership, Part 2

VIDEO: Get the Most From Membership, Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Get the Most from Your Membership

– So I think of our practice as kind of threefold. One is the lifestyle stuff, and Ron is sort of, what I like to say is he’s our care sherpa. He’s gonna guide your experience through Siskiyou, through educational resources. He teaches classes on a regular basis on the foundations of wellness or the… Read More

VIDEO: Get the Most From Membership, Part 1

VIDEO: Get the Most From Membership, Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Get the Most from Your Membership

– Siskiyou Vital Medicine really is a wellness clinic, and we’re primary care, but we’re focused on wellness, and we’re focused on prevention of disease and the mitigation, or the prevention, of chronic illness, so we’re not interested in people getting diabetes or cardiovascular disease or obesity or cancers or Alzheimer’s or any of those… Read More

VIDEO: Direct Primary Care, part 5

VIDEO: Direct Primary Care, part 5

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Direct Primary Care

– With each one of your memberships you help somebody else gain access to a membership. So, even though you may not be coming in every month or you may not have a health issue at this moment your membership is allowing others in our community to experience the care here at Siskiyou. So, your… Read More

VIDEO: Direct Primary Care, part 4

VIDEO: Direct Primary Care, part 4

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Direct Primary Care

– Every time somebody comes in for an appointment, we don’t charge them, right? – Right. – There’s no charge for an appointment. And then we’re able to text, we’re able to call, we’re able to email, and there’s no barrier to care. And I think that’s the future, right? So if we can eliminate… Read More

VIDEO: Direct Primary Care, part 3

VIDEO: Direct Primary Care, part 3

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Direct Primary Care

– The beauties of what we have the opportunity to do with people is get to know them, understand their lifestyle, understand the way that they eat, the way that they think, the way that they feel, a bit of their history, and then based on that information, we’re able to, through each of our… Read More

VIDEO: Direct Primary Care, part 2

VIDEO: Direct Primary Care, part 2

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Direct Primary Care

– How do we prevent all of us from being dependent on pharmaceuticals? You know, you look at people over the age of 65, a majority of them are on five or more medications. – Right, which all come with side effects. – And which are treating preventable diseases that, that we should have been… Read More

VIDEO: Direct Primary Care, part 1

VIDEO: Direct Primary Care, part 1

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Direct Primary Care

– The magic of community based medicines is in the relationship. – Exactly. – Right, it’s forming a really strong relationship between practitioners and members or patients, and getting down to what is really important in our lives together, and what is going to best serve us health wise, and what’s the root cause of… Read More

VIDEO: Salivary Hormone Testings, part 5

VIDEO: Salivary Hormone Testings, part 5

This entry is part of 5 in the series Salivary Hormone Testings

– Some people think that once they go on some sort of endocrine therapy, where it be heart, thyroid therapy, or adrenals or sex hormones, that they have to stay on them forever. And sometimes that’s just not the case. – Right. – Sometimes you can revive the body, and bring back some of the… Read More

VIDEO: Salivary Hormone Testings, part 4

VIDEO: Salivary Hormone Testings, part 4

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Salivary Hormone Testings

– When you look at cortisol disruptions, or long-term elevated cortisol, one of the first things that you can begin to see is blood sugar dysregulation issues where perhaps you start to get insulin resistance. – Prediabetes. – Prediabetes. You get the spare tire syndrome, so the weight gain around the midsection. – Yeah. –… Read More

VIDEO: Protect Your Lungs, Part 5

VIDEO: Protect Your Lungs, Part 5

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Protect Your Lungs

– Minimize your exposure as much as possible. – Yes. – It’s the best thing you can do, really the best thing you can do right now. Minimize your exposure as much as possible. And even consider getting a filter, an air filter for your house, getting some sort of filtration device to purify the… Read More

VIDEO: Protect Your Lungs, Part 4

VIDEO: Protect Your Lungs, Part 4

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Protect Your Lungs

– Some foods that might be helpful would be foods low in sugar. So you wanna get lots of vegetables, so dark, leafy, green vegetables. Garlic could be really good – Garlic. It’s the first thing – for the sulfur – that came to me. Yep. – Right. Cabbage, so cabbages would be really nice.… Read More

VIDEO: Protect Your Lungs, Part 3

VIDEO: Protect Your Lungs, Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Protect Your Lungs

– Many of you have noticed that you have a lot more sinus issues, maybe headaches, maybe ear pressure. And that’s really just due to irritation of the mucous membranes. So, we need to talk about strategies on how to help your respiratory system recover from all of this. – Seems like, perhaps a good… Read More