Loving-Kindness Meditation as a Healing Tool

An interview with Nancy Gahles, DC, CCH, RSHom(NA), OIM

By Natural Medicine Journal

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A randomized clinical trial in the April 16, 2021, issue of JAMA found that loving-kindness meditation helped veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) reduce symptoms of PTSD and depression.1 In this interview, Nancy Gahles, DC, CCH, RSHom(NA), OIM, explains why and how loving-kindness meditation, and meditation in general, can help with PTSD and other conditions. Gahles is a retired chiropractor, homeopath, and interfaith minister who has extensive experience in dealing with trauma.

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Approximate listening time: 28 minutes

About the Expert

Nancy Gahles, DC, CCH, RSHom(NA), OIM, is CEO and founder of Health & Harmony Wellness Education and Center for Integrative and Holistic Healthcare, TeleHealth & Harmony, and Spirit of Love~The Rockaway Sangha. She is a retired chiropractor, certified classical homeopath, certified mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) practitioner, and ordained interfaith minister in family practice since 1980. Gahles’ unique method, the Triumvirate Technique, integrates the best of the mind/body/spirit disciplines including nanomedicine, diet, lifestyle, meditation, yoga, qi gong, breath and bodywork, cognitive-behavioral techniques, spirituality, palliative care, end of life issues, and positive potential practice. Her website is drnancygahles.com.

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Natural Medicine Journal is an electronic peer-reviewed journal and open access website dedicated to the field of integrative medicine.

References

  1. Kearney DJ, Malte CA, Storms M, Simpson TL. Loving-kindness meditation vs cognitive processing therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder among veterans: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(4):e216604. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.6604.