Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Program

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by Tom Santanna

Over the last year, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has implemented the legislative Act 16 of 2016, allowing for a medical cannabis program, without any major delays. Regulations have been drafted and published, and the first round of licenses for growing, processing and distributing medical cannabis have been awarded.

Seventeen qualifying conditions allow patients to receive medical cannabis therapy, including HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal or neurological indication of spasticity, inflammatory bowel, Huntington’s disease, Crohn’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, intractable seizures, glaucoma, autism, sickle cell anemia, neuropathy and pain, defined in the statute as “severe chronic or intractable pain of neuropathic origin or severe chronic or intractable pain in which conventional therapeutic intervention and opiate therapy is contraindicated or ineffective. Continue reading

Kudos: Cathy Windland of Inner Spa

KUDOS_CathyWindland_0917.jpgCathy Windland, owner of Inner Spa, in Newtown, was recently voted “Best Holistic Health Practitioner” in the Bucks County Courier Times annual “Best of Bucks” campaign.

Windland has been practicing colon hydrotherapy at Inner Spa since 2011, when she received her foundation level certification from the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (I-ACT). Since then, she has expanded her knowledge base, continued her education and is now a National Board Certified Colon Hydrotherapist. In addition to providing colonics, Windland is dedicated to teaching others the practice of colon hydrotherapy. In 2015, she became an I-ACT certified colon hydrotherapy instructor.

Passionate about digestive health and supporting her clients in their quest for wellness, Windland says she never dreamed of being called to her current vocation. With a background in the business world, Windland says she is grateful that life led her to the holistic health profession and is honored to receive this recognition from the community.

Inner Spa is an organic wellness spa that focuses on cleansing services and internal wellness. It is one of the few centers in the area certified by I-ACT to offer colon hydrotherapy.

Location: 4 Terry Dr., Atrium Bldg., Ste. 12, Newtown. For more information, call 215-968-9000, email Info@InnerSpa.org or visit InnerSpa.org.

September 2017

Lyme Disease

A Natural and Holistic Approach to Immune Health

by Lynn Feinman

When I was told I had Lyme disease 12 years ago, I was devastated. I was healthy, or so I thought. I exercised, was a vegetarian and even took vitamins. What I quickly came to realize was that this has everything to do with my “biochemical individuality”—my unique make-up which provided an opportunity for this bacteria carried by the tick to invade my body and cause fatigue, fever and kick off an autoimmune response. Our biochemical individuality is comprised of our genes, as well as our lifetime of environmental exposures and how our body has responded to both of these factors and our unique nutritional needs resulting from the interplay of these factors.
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Holistic Event Looking for Vendors

Siobhan Hutchinson of Next Step Strategies, an energy healing company, is planning a Holistic Health Extravaganza in New Egypt from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., November 30. Experienced practitioners and gifted crafters are invited to participate.

For more information, call 609-752-1048 or e-mail Siobhan@NextStepStrategiesLLC.com.


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