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Theresa Oswald, MD

Mala & Matter
Connecting Wellness

Salutogenesis

What would a health system look like in which health was its primary goal?  The prime focus would be to activate self-healing mechanisms of the body, and not just suppress symptoms with prescription medication. The word that best describes this novel way of looking…

Golden Capsules
Wellness

Placebo

In cultivating health, I focus on the self-healing mechanisms of my patient’s bodies. What does this mean? One of the best examples of activating the body’s own healing system is found in the placebo effect. A placebo is a pill or treatment with no…

We Care Book
Connecting Wellness

Physician – Doctor – Teacher

What would you consider an ideal doctor visit? We are accustomed to receiving a prescription for medicine at each physician visit, but is that really going to produce the best outcome for our health? Why have a doctor’s skills become limited to diagnosing and…

posture
Mood Wellness

Posture Perfect!

This New York Times Well-Blog highlights the importance of posture from many dimensions. Research in embodied cognition shows the mind body connection goes both ways; that our posture can validate negative thoughts or emotions or remedy them. Postures that make our bodies feel smaller…

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