The Spirit of Illness with Dr. Lisa Weleschuk
Falling Through the Cracks: Feel alive and thrive
The Spirit of Illness » Listen Now
While going through a chronic illness we often focus on the physical symptoms and the physical causes. Whether the emotional and spiritual aspects are part of the illness, or a bi-product of it, the spirit is often over looked in Western Medicine. Chinese medicine views the spirit or “shen” as our consciousness, mental functions, mental health, vitality, and our “presence”. One of the most important things in recovery from a long illness is to find ourselves again, but there is little guidance on how to do so. Dr. Lisa Weleschuk will discuss the spirit and its importance in our health journey.
Dr. Risk’s Thoughts
It was a long journey for me to find myself again after being chronically ill. I can see that with a lot of my patients as well. Having a chronic illness can change your personality, and cause damage to so much of your life. Once you feel strong enough, it’s important to start finding “spirit” again. For me, I think this is an ongoing journey. Even though I flag my Lyme journey as a significant journey, I also see each day a journey where I am learning more about myself, and creating and recreating who I am.
Dr. Lisa Weleschuk
Dr. Lisa Weleschuk works with people to heal imbalances, helping to understand why these imbalances exist, and to assist in the discovery of their true selves and of the power to heal themselves. Dr. Lisa uses Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, Esoteric Acupuncture (which works with the chakra system and other modalities), German Auricular Medicine (ear acupuncture), Laser Therapy, and Herbal Medicine. She is a registered acupuncturist and graduate of the Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, where she received diplomas in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, as well as from the University of Beijing for studies completed in China. She has 360 hours of training with Insight Counseling and Therapy Centre and Joan Van Walleghem Counseling Services, and full certification in German Auricular Medicine through Vital Principle Institute with whom she is currently an instructor.