42 episodes

A Bridge To Wholeness, hosted by Jennifer Crisp, is your resource for the latest information on health and healing for the 21st century. Western medicine plays an important role in keeping people healthy but should not be the only option people have. At the intersection of health, we find plenty of proven alternatives to prescription, surgery, and unnecessary testing. We are bringing experts from both sides of the health and wellness aisle together to understand each other and learn how to work together. And to introduce you, our listener, to the many options you have that look at you holistically, not as a diagnosis, as a person, not a patient.

A Bridge To Wholeness Jennifer Crisp

    • Alternative Health
    • 5.0, 7 Ratings

A Bridge To Wholeness, hosted by Jennifer Crisp, is your resource for the latest information on health and healing for the 21st century. Western medicine plays an important role in keeping people healthy but should not be the only option people have. At the intersection of health, we find plenty of proven alternatives to prescription, surgery, and unnecessary testing. We are bringing experts from both sides of the health and wellness aisle together to understand each other and learn how to work together. And to introduce you, our listener, to the many options you have that look at you holistically, not as a diagnosis, as a person, not a patient.

    #42: Surviving the Pandemic With The Tools You Need – Guest: Sal Schittino, LCPC

    #42: Surviving the Pandemic With The Tools You Need – Guest: Sal Schittino, LCPC

    Sal Schittino is our guest today and he talks to us about the challenges we face in this time of coronavirus uncertainty.  The global pandemic of Covid 19 has left many of us feeling unsettled and confused.  However, we can learn to manage many of the feelings and thoughts we have during this challenging time by shifting our outlook and developing new tools to help us move through the challenges we all face with the pandemic.

    Guest Bio

    Sal Schittino is a Licensed Psychotherapist and Public Speaker who specializes in trauma and adjustment disorders to help people transition from helplessness to growth. Through his life experience and academic background, he is passionate about teaching others how to overcome self-limiting beliefs, create resiliency from past pain, and develop a mastery of thought.



    Phone: 410.756.0035

    Web: cmhahelps.com

    • 48 min
    #41: Physical Therapy for Pelvic Health – Guest: Erica Adams

    #41: Physical Therapy for Pelvic Health – Guest: Erica Adams

    In this episode, Jennifer Crisp introduces Erica Adams, PT, DPT, CKTP and founder/owner of Blue Sky Wellness in Millersville, MD. Erica is a physical therapist specializing in pelvic health physical therapy. She is passionate about her area of expertise and understands what lies “beneath your shorts” can be a delicate subject but one you definitely want to learn about.

    Episode Highlights



    * What a pelvic therapist does.

    * The signs and symptoms of pelvic health disorder in women and men.

    * Why pelvic physical therapy is something you should speak with your doctor about if you’re having discomfort.



    Resources

    Erica’s Website

    • 45 min
    #40: Mindset, Spirit & Body: A Journey with Cancer – Guest: Jill Atcheson

    #40: Mindset, Spirit & Body: A Journey with Cancer – Guest: Jill Atcheson

    My guest, Jill Atcheson, talks about being diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer, how she, in her own words, “canvassed mind, body and spiritual approaches to shift cancer into remission within months.” Her curiosity about how she could empower herself in this journey led her to understand the importance of incorporating complementary modalities of health and healing into her treatment regimen in order to facilitate healing on many levels. Her story is one of hope, inspiration, and enthusiasm for life.

    Guest Bio

    Jill Atcheson is a wife, mother, and cancer patient. She also had a career in marketing and is now on a mission to bring awareness around the benefits of combining traditional western medicine with complementary healing modalities to other patients who are dealing with life changing health issues. You can find out more about Jill’s mission and sign up to receive her newsletter by visiting her the links below.



    Website

    Facebook

    • 49 min
    #39: The Law Behind the CBD Oil Craze – Guest: Barbara Zabawa

    #39: The Law Behind the CBD Oil Craze – Guest: Barbara Zabawa

    In this episode, Barbara Zabawa, a health and wellness attorney, talks about some of the confusion surrounding CBD, hemp derived products, THC and all the legal issues that make this topic an important discussion.



    Episode Highlights



    *  CBD in food products; is that legal?

    *  What are you really using, Hemp or THC?

    *  Federal laws vs. State laws



    Guest Bio

    Barbara Zabawa is an attorney and founder of the Center for Health and Wellness Law, LLC in McFarland, Wisconsin who specializes in helping health and wellness professionals stay compliant with the law. If you have questions about the law surrounding CBD and THC, you can reach her at her website.



    Website

    • 36 min
    #38: Acupuncture: More Than Just Needles – Guest: Dr. Sarah Alemi

    #38: Acupuncture: More Than Just Needles – Guest: Dr. Sarah Alemi

    Dr. Sarah Alemi introduces us to acupuncture in a way that really piques your curiosity to learn more about this ancient and amazing modality for healing. In this episode, learn about auricular medicine, the work Dr. Alemi does for veterans with PTSD, and then we delve into cosmetic acupuncture and its benefits. Who knew?

    Guest Bio

    Originally from Richmond, Sarah moved to Northern Virginia where she graduated from the Maryland University of Integrative Health with a Master’s degree in Acupuncture in 2016 and followed with a Doctorate of Acupuncture in 2017. While formally educated in classical 5-Element acupuncture, Sarah learned TCM-style acupuncture during her time as an apprentice at a local Chinese Medicine clinic from 2014-2018.



    Dr. Alemi’s Website

    Facebook

    LinkedIn

    • 41 min
    #37: Lyme – The Signs and Symptoms – Guest: Wendi Evans

    #37: Lyme – The Signs and Symptoms – Guest: Wendi Evans

    In this interview with Wendi Evans, we discuss the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease as well as the post Lyme syndrome that some people suffer with. You’re not alone, you’re not crazy and there is help.

    Guest Bio:

    Wendi Evans is a holistic physical therapist specializing in manual therapy and craniosacral therapy. She uses a variety of gentle, hands-on techniques to release restrictions throughout the body that are causing pain or dysfunction, or limiting the flow of energy in the body. She started her career as a traditional physical therapist in 1988, working with patients with orthopedic issues and arthritis. She expanded her skill-set by learning various types of manual therapy in order to address the causes of pain and dysfunction, instead of just focusing on modalities and exercises. In 2000, she began training in CranioSacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute. She has also studied other techniques like Fascial Counterstrain, Muscle Energy Technique and Functional Indirect Technique, which are derived from osteopathic concepts. In her private practice she combines these techniques with energy work for a more comprehensive approach to healing.



    Wendi’s Website

    Wendi’s Email 

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

Dawn Shuler ,

Such important information!

I love the fact that this podcast is well-rounded and isn't just single-faceted. Health is so important, and it's great that Jennifer's podcast introduces us to a huge variety of modalities, procedures, and techniques!

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The conversation was easy to follow and to have with Jennifer. This is a challenging topic and through the discussion it became clear what there is for communities to do to disrupt the cycle. Get educated so we can prevent this crime. Well done!

J. Spurr ,

Fascinating and Informative!

I am learning so much from this podcast. The episode with Rosemary Bredeson, The Scientific Mystic, was so fascinating and helpful. I’m looking forward to the next episode and how the bridge between alternative and traditional medicine is being constructed.

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