Sacred Stream Radio Podcast: Episode 62: Jill Sweringen

On this episode, Laura Chandler is joined by alternative health care specialist Jill Sweringen to talk about how to stay healthy during the coronavirus outbreak and generally. Jill is the owner of Purple Iris Healing Center in San Francisco and has a doctorate in physical therapy, degrees in traditional Chinese medicine, and is a licensed acupuncturist. She has studied many alternative healing methods and uses a mixture of Western and Eastern medical approaches, including myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, microcurrent therapy, acupuncture, and Chinese herbal medicine to treat a variety of medical conditions. For more information about Jill, visit purpleiris.net.

Susun Weed

Susun Weed answers 90 minutes of health questions followed by a 30 minute interview with Isa Gucciardi.

Topics Discussed In This Episode

• Low blood cell count – low compared to whom?
• Red meat
• Difficulties losing weight
• If by virtue of us wanting something, is it adding to my health?
• Addiction to Diet Coke – how to wean yourself off using natural sweeteners
• Life is not about order, it is about chaos
• Reinventing Eve
• When your heart is grieving it is in the process of expanding
• Releasing tension in the body causing digestive upset
• Realization process to fully inhabit the body
• Subtle and nourishing practices

On this episode, Laura Chandler dives into the Sacred Stream archives for a 2015 interview with homeopath Lori Nairne, who died unexpectedly this past August. In this talk, Lori explains how homeopathy works and focuses on the many uses of the popular remedy, Arnica. Also on this episode is an excerpt from a homeopathy class Lori taught at the Sacred Stream in which Lori looks at remedies for anxiety. And Isa Gucciardi stops by the studio to talk a little about Lori and some of what is coming up at the Sacred Stream Center in 2018.

Why Homeopathy?

By Corey Weinstein, MD

Editors’ note: This guest post is by Corey Weinstein, MD, a recently retired physician and leading practitioner of homeopathy in the SF Bay Area with 42 years of homeopathic medical practice. Corey will be teaching Homeopathy in the Home, a course on how to use homeopathic remedies effectively and safely for common conditions, on February 7. The course will be offered in-person in San Francisco and as a live conference call. Following is his account of how he was drawn to the field of homeopathy.

I began to study homeopathy because of love. In 1970 I had just finished by internship at San Francisco General Hospital, where I had helped organize a free medical clinic for poor people in the neighborhood.

Lori Nairne and Homeopathy Part 2: Teachings

By Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D.

Sacred Stream Board Member and instructor, Lori Nairne, who died last summer, has been in our hearts and on our minds since. Lori was our physician and teacher and as a tribute to her, I would like to share some of her teachings, and also, some teachings from one of the important influences in her life, Samuel Hahnemann.

Hahnemann was trained as a physician in Germany and Austria in the late 1700s, but he abandoned his practice because he thought many of the medical practices of his day (like bloodletting) did not actually help people.

Lori Nairne and Homeopathy Part 1: In Memoriam

By Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D.

Lori Nairne, a homeopath, emergency room nurse, social justice activist, and adjunct instructor at Sacred Stream, was beloved by many in the community. She passed away in late August. In the falling light of an early November evening, many of Lori Nairne’s friends, students and colleagues gathered at the Sacred Stream Center to honor the life of a remarkable and wonderful person. The following is an excerpt from the homily I offered about her life, work and influence on those around her.

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