Tag Archives: Medicine

The Future of Medicine – An Integrative Vision

Via Dr. Lawrence Cheng, who will be co-presenting Yoga & Mind Body Medicine at Hollyhock on Sept 28 – Oct 2, 2016.

Medicine is  undergoing a major paradigm shift from a reactive, organ based diagnosis and disease management system to an engaged, proactive, molecular based systems approach. This is being called “4P Medicine: Personalized, Predictive, Preventive and Participatory.

This new medicine is emerging from the rapidly growing new science of systems biology including the study and application of genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and the microbiome. The super-convergence of “omics”, new computational tools and an increasingly engaged and knowledgeable population who are using ever more sophisticated biometric tracking devices and learning from each other through social networks is fueling this revolution.

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Blissology Talks: The Physiology of Stress

Yogi Eoin Finn interviews Dr. Lawrence Cheng on how the nervous system, immune system and hormonal system interact and what yoga can do to effect this. We discuss how the nervous system and the endocrine system function together and separately.

Join Eoin and Lawrence for Yoga Mind Body Medicine at Hollyhock on Sept 28 – Oct 2, 2016!

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Dr. Lawrence Cheng is a integrative and functional medicine doctor who is passionate about intelligently combining the best of biomedicine and complementary therapies to help people and communities be healthy, vibrant and thrive. He has trained under Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona Fellowship Program in Integrative Medicine. He is also a practicing Emergency Physician and has a Masters in Public Health from Harvard. He is the co-founder and co-director of Connect Health Centre for Integrative and Functional Medicine in Vancouver. connecthealthcare.ca

 Globally renowned yoga teacher, ocean activist, surfer and Blissologist, Eoin Finn has been deepening his understanding of Yoga and Eastern Philosophy since 1989. In 1999 Eoin founded a yoga system called Blissology and has been teaching this unique, transformative, alignment based yoga. Through this practice he has been exploring strategies for bringing more joy, awe, love and bliss all over the world. Eoin is passionate about bringing spirituality down to earth, reclaiming quiet time in nature as the greatest spiritual portal and our best source of health and happiness.  blissology.com

Aung Medical Qi Gong Retreat: Reinforcement of Practice

By Steven KH Aung, CM MD PhD OMD FAAFP / Clinical Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry / Adjunct Professor, Faculties of Extension, Rehabilitation Medicine / Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and School of Public Health, University of Alberta
Dr. Aung will be presenting Aung Medical Qi Gong & Intuition at Hollyhock on Aug 11-14th

“No matter what the circumstances, no matter what kind of tragedy I am facing. I practice compassion. This gives me inner strength and happiness…I myself, you see, am the devoted servant of compassion. This is the way I really feel.” – The Dalai Lama(1)

A strategic Maung with Aungretreat will often prove itself to be surprisingly necessary in the face of adversity. It provides us with an opportunity to re-group and gather our strength, while our health and well-being will also benefit from its employment. It also provides us with the ability to counter and overcome stress, as stress (distress) is one of the worst health epidemics known. In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), stress is considered a major external/internal pathogen. In Western biomedicine, stress tends to be viewed as the primary factor behind psychosomatic disorders. A retreat is a vital step forward – toward taking control of your own health. Continue reading Aung Medical Qi Gong Retreat: Reinforcement of Practice

Presenter Profile | Marie Manuchehri

Biography from Marie Manuchehri’s website
Feature Photo from flikr.com by Allegra Ricci


Marie is an energy medicine healer who is the perfect bridge between conventional and holistic medicine. She was raised in a family that appreciates preventive medicine, including the importance of eating nutritional organic foods and taking healthy supplements. Yet, it was during her work as an oncology nurse that she discovered and developed her skills as an energy medicine practitioner. The hospital turned out to be the ideal place to understand the energetic relationship between health and disease. Continue reading Presenter Profile | Marie Manuchehri

Mushroom Man: Mushrooms Can Save The World!

Check out a short video with Hollyhock Presenter, Paul Stamets (aka. Mushroom Man), and his insight on some of the myriad of benefits provided by fungi!

Chicago Sun-Times renowned film critic, Roger Ebert, dubs Paul in his journal as  “a hope for the planet” 

Paul_StametsPaul Stamets is founder of Fungi Perfecti, and was named by Utne Reader magazine as one of the Top Fifty visionaries in 2008. He has pioneered many innovations in the cultivation and use of edible and medicinal mushrooms. He is the author of The Mushroom CultivatorGrowing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms, and Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the Worldwww.fungi.com

Join Paul for Mushrooms Wild & Mysterious, at Hollyhock on Cortes, Oct 23 – 27, 2013.