Dr. Erica Matluck, Founder of Seven Senses, Talks Modern Medicine, Healing, and Motherhood.

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Naturopathic Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, Reiki Master, Massage Therapist, and Vinyasa and Kundalini Yoga Instructor. Erica is a modern medicine woman. Trained as a Naturopathic Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, Reiki Master, massage therapist and multidisciplinary yoga instructor, she brings a truly holistic lens to health. Whether in private practice, classes or retreats, her work addresses the physical, mental, emotional and energetic obstacles to wellbeing and the art and science of healing. From this episode: Dr. Matluck explains the intersection of conventional western and energy medicine in her life- " I felt like I always was sensitive and empathic and, could sense energy and that type of thing, but I didn't have the language for it, or really even know was something that you could actually work with when I started working with this mentor. Reiki trainings are very straightforward and a lot of them happened in, one or two days, but at that time there wasn't a whole lot of structure around it. This was like 1999. I spent a lot of time with her months and in learning Reiki, I was working with pendulums and chakras and, or a stoma and all of these different things and really putting together and understanding of something that had always been there.I just didn't really know that it was something that you could have some control over and work with. So that's really where it all started. And, at that time I didn't even see myself, practicing Reiki for money or teaching or anything like that. It was really just for me, I was curious about how I could use it in my life. I ended up practicing on students because that was my community, but I didn't charge. And it wasn't a job. And I certainly didn't think of myself as an entrepreneur at that time. , from there, my path went in a lot of different directions and I'd even say for a while I deviated pretty far from my energetic roots and ended up working in conventional medicine for many years where, there was always this piece of me that was picking things up intuitively and thinking about energy and feeling energy, but I couldn't really speak to it in the clinical environment. Eventually I came full circle back to where I started. But really it took me, decades to synthesize all of these different things. As I went through the path because I started with Reiki and then I ended up doing a massage therapy program and doing massage and Reiki for quite a while. And that took me all over the world, really, where I continued to learn from different types of practitioners and different modalities and different approaches to healing and philosophy and then came back into a naturopathic medical program and a nurse practitioner program. Yoga had always been this parallel thread that I started in my teens. And I didn't see any of these disconnected for a very long time. I saw them as Oh, I can put on my Reiki hat and be over here, or I can put on my naturopathic doctor hat and be over here. But eventually I started to see all these parallels and how the body and the self really were expressing the same things through different languages and different sort of forms of expression." And eventually it came together as something that felt like really true for me as a practitioner. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thegeode/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thegeode/support

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