Author Archives: Pam Pappas

Lessons from the Butterfly

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” –Maya Angelou Growth and transformation can be messy. Ask any caterpillar on its way to becoming a butterfly. After eating voraciously to prepare itself, it secretes a long stream of liquid from glands just […]

Transition, Migration, and Making Way for the New

I’ve enjoyed working with Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine since January.   However, their intensified focus on Insulin-Potentiated Chemotherapy for cancer patients requires reconfiguring existing offices to make room for more IV treatment areas. So, I’ve decided to move my practice of Classical Homeopathy and Holistic Psychiatry, effective 11/1/11 — and am very happy to announce […]

What in the World is “Classical Homeopathy”?

Classical Homeopathy is a 200+ year-old system of medicine developed by German physician Samuel Hahnemann MD.   It is a gentle yet powerful method that helps access, unblock, and restore healing mechanisms that are “stuck”.  With this assistance, people are able to heal themselves naturally and thoroughly. Based on the principle of “similars,” Classical Homeopathy aims […]

Straight from Dr. Oz: Homeopathy in Your Medicine Chest

The Dr. Oz Show is a favorite of people all over the country.  A cardiothoracic surgeon with an outgoing, loving personality, Dr. Mehmet Oz educates viewers about basic health, medical research, and useful treatments for all kinds of conditions.   He also directs New York Presbyterian Hospital’s Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program — so is […]

2011 Brings New Healing Space and Joyful Collaborations

After several months’ planning, I’ve just moved my office to a new location:  joining with Martha Grout MD, MD(H) and her team at Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine,  still  in Scottsdale, Arizona. It’s the sort of collaboration I’ve longed for — where together we can help people maintain health through good nutrition and lifestyle, and […]

What’s in Our Water? Can Homeopathy Help?

Today’s healthcare faces many widely publicized challenges, including rising costs, limited accessibility through physician shortages and lack of insurance coverage, therapeutic toxicity and side effects, and many more. Less frequently noted are the issues of medical pollution and environmentally-related illnesses. Did you know that pharmaceutical drugs are showing up as contaminants in our waterways? One […]

Following the trail of homeopathic healing

Having traveled a long trail with her studies of  homeopathic healing so far, depth psychotherapist Dr. Jane Ferris recently wrote in with some very good questions.  She wondered about the frustration of homeopath and client when the “right” remedy seems elusive; also, might there be any benefit in taking remedies which are “close” but not […]

“The Healing Life” — Why This, and Why Now?

Welcome to this new blog dedicated to the many ways healing shows up in our lives — plus the myriad things which impact and/or support healing. We’re complex beings who function on multiple levels at the same time:  mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual.   So going forward, this blog might include postings across multiple areas such as:  meditation and mind/body interactions,   […]