Living with Chronic Illness
August 11, 2011
Hosted by Dr. Melanie Barton
Interstitial Cystitis has been inconsistently defined and treated by many physicians and other health practitioners. Now there are much needed American Urology Association guidelines to properly diagnose and treat this condition. Dr Burks will discuss these guidelines. Often IC was thought to be only a bladder disease that women get. We think of women with chronic pain as having hysterical roots. But what do we think of men with chronic pain? Do we think of them as weak-willed and as drug seekers or as hypochondriacs? Listen to one man’s journey of coming to accept his condition as incurable, but livable.
The Dr. Melanie Show
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People expect solutions to be expensive to be effective. Our program provides tools to locate resources that can be affordable. The Dr. Melanie Show is designed to educate the world about holistic techniques and the benefit of using them combined with Western methods, as well as to give you hope that your situation can be better. If you are looking for the right resources to connect with you, we can help. Every person can have somebody to connect with for support and guidance; someone that can relate to them. No situation needs to be considered hopeless.
Dr. Melanie will share her gifts and talents, to serve and in serving will teach others to do the same. Topics will include: Ministers and sexual addiction, cancer and anxiety, combining Western and Eastern medicine, energy healing, meditation: an aide to recovery, and holistic nutrition.
Dr. Melanie Barton
Dr. Melanie Barton has been a holistic psychotherapist since 1985. She has a Master's degree in Social Work and a Doctorate in Pastoral Counseling. Dr. Barton is a licensed as an independent social worker, and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) minister. She teaches meditation and visualization. She is an advocate for people lost in the maze of the social services system and a mentor to people in recovery.
Dr. Barton specializes as a consultant to churches in transition and conflict. She has published poetry, a magazine article “Who gets the Church when Couples Divorce”, on-line articles about eating disorders, closing a therapy practice abruptly due to a medical crisis, and her life story. In 2008 she was named social worker of the year in Huntsville, Alabama. Dr. Barton's technique for healing is to focus on six key areas of life: spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, social, and financial. Her specialty is connecting people to mentor one another to shorten healing time.