The Intersection of Functional Medicine and Shamanism - A Conversation with Tracy Shulsinger, Holistic Nurse Practitioner
In this fascinating and enlightening conversation, Tracy Shulsinger, and I explore what it really means to heal and find health.
Tracy Shulsinger is a Holistic Nurse Practitioner and Shamanic Healer practicing at The Healing Collective in Boulder, CO. After exploring how and why Tracy came to practice medicine, we dive into what Functional Medicine, the evolution of traditional Western medicine, is. Then we pivot and explore her practices as a Shamanic Healer and discuss how Western medicine and Shamanic healing can coexist and even work together.
This episode is about our infinite potential for wellness - Tap into the part of yourself that is well.
Tracy shares why she focuses on the now, rather than on the the things that need to fixed, and teaches us about the paradox of finding health amidst the dis-ease.
She explains why labelling a person as their disease is missing who they are and advocates for seeing the whole person. “We’re so much bigger than all of our aches and pains and challenges.”
Tracy shares 7 practical tips around how we can take care of our whole selves and we learn about how she gets to the root of an illness.
She recommends this TED Talk about the 30 day challenge (it’s only 3.5 minutes and worth listening to).
Finally, we discuss how investing your in health now saves you significantly in the long run.
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