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Carl Hendel, M.D. practices Integrative Medicine in Santa Rosa,California. A former Anesthesiologist, his study of mind-body medicine was initiated through a personal healing path. Carl has studied Chinese Medicine in China, is certified by the Academy for Guided Imagery and is a mentor in that program. He was a founding member of the International Association for Interactive Imagery and has served as that organization's president. He continues his studies of Chinese Medicine, Tai Chi, Imagery, hypnosis, Manual Medicine and other hands-on techniques. He integrates all of these in his work.

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Current Essays

"Ask your Doctor"

TV drug ads.......the problem

How much water? much to drink

Sensory and Emotional Pain

The Two Aspects of Pain


Herbs and Surgical Bleeding

herbs are drugs, too

A Misunderstood Miracle

The Placebo Effect


........a reflection of our health care dilemma



an Integrative Medicine Approach


more essays

Medical TaijiTai Chi Chuan/Tai Ji Quan

(relating to Cheng Man Ching Yang style Short Form)

A few words aboutTaiJi Practice

Taiji practice for Total Hip Replacements

Other Topics

.........about imagery

.........imagery bibliography

.......about acupuncture


some links......

Academy for Guided Imagery

Imagery International

Osteopathic Center for Children Dr. Viola Frymann

Dr. Andrew Weil's website



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