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CUTV News Radio spotlights integrative healer Shirley Furman

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Irvine, CA – Shirley Furman is a nurse practitioner and integrative healer. Integrative healers provide healthcare with a focus on the whole person, using different methods to meet the specific needs of the client.

“I love what I do as a nurse practitioner and I love being able to use medication to help people who need it,” says Furman, “but after doing this for 20 years, I’ve found a lot of people use antidepressants and even tranquilizers to help with anxiety or depression, when they just need healthier, less expensive, tools to improve their health. My goal is to give people as many of the fundamental tools and habits so they can get off their meds or not even start them.”

According to Furman, a vast majority of our issues are actually the result of sleep deprivation. She helps her patients reclaim their health and wellness through a combination of hypnotherapy and sleep restoration. 

“Sleep is something we're born doing, we take it way too much for granted,” says Furman. “So let's try the simple solutions first. Restful sleep can be a bigger life changer than exercise or nutrition. When you're not getting enough sleep, you're more vulnerable. With adequate sleep you make better decisions. It’s a great integrative tool and it’s free!”

Most of us can be successful for short periods, but the biggest challenge is maintaining it after we’re reached our goal and working it into our lifestyle. Furman says hypnotherapy can help ease that transition by connecting with our subconscious.

For more information on Shirley Furman, visit www.integrativehealer.com

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