Announcing BreatheCon, a space by and for CF adults

For the first time, over 50 percent of those of us living with CF are over the age of 18. Our community has a wealth of knowledge and a great desire to connect, but little ability to interact face-to-face.
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Medical marijuana group delivers signatures to get measure on the November ballot

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Medical marijuana in some form is legal in more than half of the country, but not in North Dakota.

That could be changing.

For many, prescription drugs on the market for many illnesses either don’t work Continue reading Medical marijuana group delivers signatures to get measure on the November ballot

Online: Beginning March 31, 2016 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Class for Those Diagnosed with CF

Register for CFRI’s 8-week Online Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Class Open to Individuals Nationwide Diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis!
Beginning March 31, 2016
Led by Dr. Julie Desch

  • MBSR combines body awareness, mindfulness meditation and hatha yoga to help those living with CF to address anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and stress.

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Class for the CF Community

CFRI’s Partners in Living Initiative – A Holistic Approach to Life with Cystic Fibrosis

A 9-week online class led by Dr. Julie Desch, which combines body awareness, mindfulness meditation and hatha yoga to help those touched by cystic fibrosis to address anxiety, depression, Continue reading Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Class for the CF Community

Acupuncture and the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a condition that is comprehensively managed by Western medicine, yet many people still complain of symptoms that are not resolved with the traditional regimes of antibiotics, physiotherapy and respiratory medications. Acupuncture is an alternative form of treatment that Continue reading Acupuncture and the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis

Garlic counteracts virulent bacteria

Aggressive multi-resistant infections constitute an increasing health problem all over the world. Bacteria are developing resistance at an alarming pace, so new pharmaceuticals that can combat this threat are in great demand. Continue reading Garlic counteracts virulent bacteria

Using Reiki with CF and Lung Transplant

I have always complemented my doctors’ prescribed therapies with alternative or complementary care therapies like acupuncture, cranio-sacral therapy, and now reiki. I had received reiki from Michael, at my acupuncturist’s office. Continue reading Using Reiki with CF and Lung Transplant