Entries by Rose Kumar M.D.

Are You a ‘Sensitive’ ?

They are termed ‘sensitives’ – people that feel to the depth that the ‘norm’ doesn’t.  They tend to be pathologized by others for their depth of feeling and also tend to pathologize themselves for it as feeling deeply is not acceptable in our society.  They have difficulty being around crowds, injustice, violence, and loud sensory […]

Meaning and Medicine

Rachel Remen was my first mentor who inspired my life’s work to create a medical clinic prototype whose core essence is to heal and explore causal issues underneath illness. The Ommani Center for Integrative Medicine, www.ommanicenter.com, is an integrative, high standard of care model which has preserved the soul of medicine without compromising expertise or […]

Poetry for Dementia Patients

As a poet myself, I have been changed by the poem as it comes through my heart onto the page.  It carries its own power and magic.  I am not surprised at the healing power of poetry for dementia.  Art is medicine. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/entertainment/july-dec13/poetry_09-12.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=pbsofficial&utm_campaign=newshour

Midlife as Alchemy

What is Midlife? What is Menopause? What is at stake? What is our Conditioned-Self?  What is our Authentic-Self? How do they differ? In my 22 year history as a physician who has worked with thousands of brave and courageous men and women with stories of wounding, suffering and healing, I can say that I have […]

The Dark Side of Healthcare

Most people don’t realize what it is like to maintain a private practice in today’s health care climate.  I applaud and honor any physician who has the courage and audacity to do so.  As a private practitioner myself, I know and love the challenges of growing and maintaining a medical practice.  I know what it […]