Dr. Nancy’s News

Dr. Nancy’s News


Rhythm: Over the years I have tried to study Anthroposophy on my own but found it much too difficult without guidance. This year I found my teacher, Dr Serguei Krissiouk. We are blending our knowledge of conventional medicine, homeopathy and Anthroposophic Medicine. He lives in New Jersey, works in Manhattan and is to begin coming up to my tiny office in August. See more about him on my Welcome page and at: http://www.rutacomprehensive.org


Home Funerals:  About 40 of us in the Marbletown area have shown interest in supporting home funerals here.  A solid group has not yet formed but is beginning to bud.  We have contacted a couple of funeral directors to see if we can work closely with someone locally.  The Circle of Friends for the Dying continue their informative Death Cafes throughout the Mid-Hudson region.

Functional Medicine Doctors:  Doctors Eugene Perlov and Lauren Shaiova have purchased a wonderful building in Kingston for their new-to-be private medical practices. An aspect of their new place will be Functional Medicine. They are forming a group and it should be great! Watch out world, move over, cuz they are coming through…

“Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional Medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, Functional Medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.”
– See more at: https://www.functionalmedicine.org

EMS Homeland Security Training:  In October 2016 three of the Marbletown First Aid Unit EMT’s were fortunate to receive the EMS Special Situations training course to learn Incident Command for Mass Casualty Incidents and other emergency medical out-of-the-ordinary situations. It was 21 hours of field training with mostly young-energetic firemen and paramedics…  me of 72 years old…  I, naturally, was teamed up with the youngest and most energetic 19 year old man from the big apple.  Hmmmm…  I passed the course. Of course, I now receive so much more respect and have more presence out on the streets of my neighborhood.  Hmmmm…

“The New York State Preparedness Training Center (SPTC) is the multidiscipline complex operated by the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES). It is located in Central New York at the former Oneida County Airport.  The SPTC affords state, local, and federal agencies a complex of training venues that can be used for the entire spectrum of training. From classroom lectures and discussions to skill development lanes to reality and high performance scenario-based training, the SPTC offers opportunities for dynamic emergency first responder training.”  http://www.dhses.ny.gov/sptc/



GREAT NEWS…     I have moved!
Liberty is no longer the place of my office or of my home.  It was a wonderful 15 years in Sullivan County.  Now I reside in Ulster County.  My phone number remains 845-292-0522.

Tiny House/Office

Tiny House/Office

Other news is that I am now a certified EMT-Basic and can volunteer more effectively with the Marbletown First Aid Unit in High Falls NY. We have a great crew of about 30 people there on the ambulances. More volunteers are always welcome, call 845-687-9847. We need drivers, Emergency Medical Technicians, and ride-alongs who help lift equipment and assemble supplies and are in training for driving or EMT.

The Rondout Valley Holistic Health Community (www.RVHHC.org) still goes strong the third Tuesday of each month offering the free holistic healthcare day at the Marbletown Community Center from 4pm to 8pm. I am very active with the RVHHC group of holistic practitioners and administrative volunteers.

It is my great good fortune to be a part of these non-profit organizations built by and for the local community. Hope to see you out my way some time soon.



DAMANHUR Selfica Medicine Training


August – September 2013 and March – April 2014, I spent in Damanhur, Federation of Communities, learning Selfica medicine.  What a beautiful energy therapy!  I am so honored to have included this into my medicine bag.

The Damanhurian philosophy of community is the one to which I aspire.  Hopefully, an ecovillage of sorts patterned along the lines of Damanhur will spring up in the Rondout Valley of Mid-Hudson New York.


NOTE:  Crotalo Sesamo of Damanhur visits the Rondout Valley Holistic Heath Community.   See   www.RVHHC.org

NOTE:  For background information into Damanhur, nestled into Northern Italy, see  www.Damanhur.org

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Pranatherapy is a most ancient form of healing.  It rebalances the body through the flow of prana, which means “universal energy” in Sanskrit.  Like Reiki practitioners, Pranatherapy healers do not transmit a personal flow of energy to their patients; they are channels for a pure, vital, cosmic energy that helps the physical and subtle bodies to re-establish their equilibrium and return to an optimum state of health.  Pranatherapy – or spiritual recovery as Damanhurians call it – is beneficial in a great variety of diseases, and a very effective complement to all other forms of treatment.

Prana affects the subtle bodies positively, and strengthens and repairs them where necessary.  The result is to fortify the immune system and the organism’s self-defense capacities, to open the psychic and spiritual pathways for individual evolution, and to support and accelerate the healing process.

Pranatherapy is aided by the use of highly evolved multi-functional Selfica, such as the Spheroself and the gold Stiloself.  The outcome of the most advanced research of the Damanhurian laboratories at the boundaries of science, the Selfs are structures made from metals and specially prepared liquids and ink.  They can become intelligent healing tools, working in symbiosis with the organism by re-imprinting information onto the functional aspects of the body that are weak at the time.

Selfica is linked to the use of metals.  Experts in Selfica work with the “live” objects with functions that are aimed specifically to encourage personal and environmental harmony and to amplify sensorial capacities.  The simplest Selfs are made of metal and resemble handmade copper bracelets or other personal ornaments.  The Sel Et workshop in Damanhur also creates more complex structures that combine metals with spheres containing specially prepared liquids for the transformation of energy.  Other structures unite precious metals with microcircuits constructed in specially prepared links, to carry out complex energetic functions.

Stiloself – a selfic instrument that is applied topically to energy points and meridians of the body – obtains results that are similar to those of Chinese acupuncture.  The application of Stiloself – by merely touching the patient – affects the various levels of the physical body, from cells to organs, and reestablishes the harmonious energetic balance ensuring a safe, clear, and effective transmission of prana.


Selfica medicine is characterized by a humanistic vision of healing in which the individual is the protagonist.  Healing is never seen as a passive event to be demanded from the miraculous intervention of other specialized individuals or from a means outside of oneself.  Healing is not just a profession but an art that springs from a holistic view of the individual and which, in addition to scientific knowledge also makes use of sensitivity and attentiveness towards others.

The body is considered to be a temple, a precious tool for the soul and for the divine principle contained within every human being: for this reason, physical and spiritual well-being are equally important for health.  A harmonious lifestyle and way of thinking, prevention, and identifying suitable cures in each case are all part of the concept of health, making use of the principles of maximum benefit and minimum risk.

It is important to choose natural methods that respect humans and the environment.  In a step-by-step model, one moves from prevention (pranatherapy, diet, deep breathing exercises, pre-natal and birth care) to maintenance medicine (disciplines of well-being), to curative medicine (phytotherapy, homeopathy, flower remedies, conventional medicine, surgery).

Reaching a diagnosis makes use of mixed systems, ranging from the typical tools of scientific / technological medicine, to techniques closer to a “shamanic” vision of health: chiromancy, pulsology, birth chart and astrological reading, dowsing, and channeling.  Nothing is excluded; every element is added to the others to obtain as broad a view as possible.



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