By Valerie Gettings, CISSN 3rd year naturopathic medical student, Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine We live in a world where there are constant deadlines, notifications, places to be, things to get done, and the list goes on and on, or your lists have lists. But how do we take a moment and connect to our… Continue reading 3 Ways to Quickly Get Quiet in a Busy World
For my research class at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, I wanted to find out if the homeopathic remedy Arnica Montana really did work to decrease swelling and bruising after rhinoplasty (more commonly known as a nose job). I became interested in this topic because I had reconstructive rhinoplasty a few years ago and… Continue reading Does Arnica Really Reduce Bruising After Rhinoplasty?
I feel like I just competed in an Ironman crossed with a Tough Mudder of academics this week … and it’s just the first set of exams for this semester. We have just endured a week of six midterms in botanical medicine, homeopathy, anatomy, Asian medicine, biochemistry, and clinical physiology. Although I am mentally exhausted,… Continue reading Surviving the Midterm Academic Obstacle Course in ND Med School
I woke up to the ringing of my phone alarm at 7:00A.M. to do something incredible and disturbing — get out of my comfort zone. As I got up out of my sleeping bag in our wood cabin and started getting dressed into my bathing suit, it was like my body knew exactly what to… Continue reading The Power of Watsu (Water + Shiatsu)
Nervous. Anxious. Excited. Fearful. Sometimes a combination of all of these. This definitely describes my emotional whirlwind during the first week of naturopathic medical school. It seems like I have a thousand questions zipping through my mind every minute. “Will I be able to handle the course load? Does my financial aid cover my… Continue reading Staying Open to the Journey in Med School
I sat on the beach in Florida last May, not sure what to do with my life. I watched the gentle crashing waves and felt the soft sand on my toes and heaviness in my heart. I was working as a traditional naturopath at six physical therapy clinics, in what I thought was my dream… Continue reading Preparing for Naturopathic Med School