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Rhode Island Natural Awakenings

After earning a bachelor’s degree in clinical psychology, Dr. Jewel Sommerville had intended to move forward and receive her PhD. However, she was starting to become discouraged with the state of healthcare. At the time, Medicare and HMOs were taking over, limiting her time with patients. Most of her patients were suffering from severe mental illness and being approved for only 15-minute sessions.

“The reason I went into psychology was my desire to help the whole person,” she says. “Having such little time with patients limited my ability to help them heal.” Read article ...


Click to open article in PDF Natural Approaches to Problems of Fertility Jewel Sommerville, D.Ac.

You may notice the term “infertility” was not used in the title of this article. I believe the term alone causes a psychological “block” telling us as women and men that conception is impossible. This message leads to stress, negative beliefs and anxiety. Read article ...


Click to open article in PDF Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Non-Medication Alternative Jewel Sommerville, D.Ac.

Affecting 1 in 5 Americans, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common disorders diagnosed. IBS is not a disease but a functional disorder primarily of the bowel (meaning the bowel is not working properly). Read article ...


Click to open article in PDF Taking the Intimidation out of Cooking with Whole Grains Christopher Oliveri, PC and Jewel Sommerville, D.Ac.

Whole Grains are gaining increasing popularity due to their high nutritional value, low Glycemic Index and economic value. From a Traditional Chinese Medical perspective, whole grains supply us with foundational level “Qi” (energy) which helps us in all categories of health and life; grains sustain us. Read article ...