“Our birthright is innate resilience,” Dr. Rangel says. The question is how to build that up, and nurture it.
This week, Rabbi Rami is talking with one of Spirituality and Health’s newest contributors, Dr. Josefa Rangel. Dr. Rangel is a board-certified internist and integrative medicine specialist who trained at Stanford University School of Medicine, the University of California San Francisco, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and The Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. She also recently completed training in medical advocacy.
Dr. Rangel has practiced integrative medicine since 2005. Her belief in the body’s innate capacity to heal led her to establish the Innate Medicine Clinic, in search of a new paradigm in medical care.
“Sickness and death are part of life,” she discusses with Rabbi Rami. From her perspective as a healer, the goal is to tap into inner vitality, as opposed to try to be well at all times, which is simply not realistic.
“We have inner knowing that any living thing wants to thrive, so that is view we want to take. We respond with skillful means.”