Tao Health and Integrative medicine with Karen Erickson

Join us on a journey to explore ancient Taoist health principles and see how they remain vital and have influenced the new emerging paradigm of Integrative Health Care. We will survey various healing arts such as food energetics, vitamins and botanicals, acupuncture and gua sha, chiropractic, cranial sacral therapy and other hands on healing techniques, energy medicine such as homeopathy, mind-body techniques and movement therapies such as yoga, tai chi and dance. Like Feng Shui, these healing arts help us create health and harmony in our lives. Awareness of these healing principles enables each one of us to navigate health issues and choose the most appropriate path of healing for ourselves and our loved ones.

Karen Erickson, D.C. is a pioneer in the field of Integrative Health Care. She earned a BS in Biology and Chemistry and went on to become an honors graduate of New York Chiropractic College in 1988. In 2001, Dr. Erickson was the first Chiropractor to be credentialed by a major teaching hospital in the United States.

Her work at Beth Israel's Center for Health and Healing in New York City created a groundbreaking collaboration of medical doctors with other types of health care providers. She worked closely with indigenous and ancient healing systems including Ayurevedic, Native American, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Accupuncture. Her work created an historic expansion of the role of chiropractic and cranial sacral therapy in mainstream medicine. She has lectured extensively to medical doctors, chiropractors, and the public on various aspects of Integrative Health Care. Dr. Erickson's goal is to shift the paradigm of health care to a more integrative model that honors the mind/body/spirit nature of reality.