Sitters4Critters Announces Black Friday And Holiday Sale; Bucks Counties Best Professional Dog Walkers

Sitters4Critters Team employees

Sitters4Critters Team employees

Networking with other Sitters (Tristan, Owner, Middle)

Networking with other Sitters (Tristan, Owner, Middle)

Tristan Hamburg, Owner

Tristan Hamburg, Owner

Holiday Puppy Shopping? You Need a Professional Dog Walker To Help! Black Friday Holiday Sale NOW!

This is the perfect time to hire a new dog walker – the holiday season brings in a lot of adopted pets in a new home”

— Tristan Hamburg

LEVITTOWN, PA, USA, November 23, 2017 / — As a trusted dog walking business in Bucks County area, Sitters4Critters is excited to announce their Black Friday Holiday sale! After opening for business in April 2013, the company has grown consistently due to their excellent service, care, and respect to their clients. To celebrate the holiday seasons, the dog walkers near Morrisville are offering special deals new clients looking for a professional dog walker. Showing their appreciation, the company is offering their dog walking services as low as $15 (regularly $19 per visit) From now until the end of December 2017. Rate will include a bonded and insured dog sitter come in and provide a "GPS tracked" walking service. Existing clients can recieve certificates that are redeemable for any service, whether needing a pet sitter, dog walker, day care service, or boarding while on vacation. "This is the perfect time to hire a new dog walker – the holiday season brings in a lot of adopted pets in a new home"; Owner Tristan Hamburg says.

Since the foundation of Sitters4Critters, the company has seen steady growth and has reached a number of milestones, which they hope to build on during their 5 year anniversary this April. After landing their first customer in the spring of 2013, they have grown their social audience to over 1,000 fans on Facebook. As business advanced, so too did the service. Celebrating our 5 years anniversary in April the company has some exciting initiatives. This includes the introduction of giving back to their community and current clientele. The company has started offering new clients a 6 night, 7 days vacation at a resort! (Company asking 6 month commitment and certain rules apply).

Due to high demand, they have limited mid-day dog walking spots and releasing more evening and weekend pet sitting visits! The demand has enabled Sitters4Critters, to hire more employees so their service surrounding Philadelphia expands and is more reliable and retainable. New and existing clients should share with friends on these special offers, as the holiday season and availability will quickly come to a close December 31. Come celebrate with us as the best dog walker around Philly. To hear more about their services, or to request a sitter for the next vacation or night out in the city, visit the website today.

About Sitters 4 Critters, LLC
Founded in 2013 by Tristan Hamburg, a lifelong resident in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Sitters 4 Critters, LLC set out to provide the very best service and care for all pets whose owners are out of town. The pet sitters take care of all animal breeds, providing a great atmosphere while the pets are in their company. Services range from walking to boarding to administering medicine that the pet requires. This is made possible as they’ve become a fully licensed and insured company that treats their policies with the utmost importance. They are available every day of the year for the convenience of their valued clients.

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Information security professionals urged to participate in IT Governance’s ISO 27001 Global Survey and win £350 voucher

IT Governance, the global cybersecurity experts.

ELY, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, November 24, 2017 / — IT Governance, the leading global provider of information security and ISO 27001 products, services and consultancy, has launched its third ISO 27001 Global Survey, centred around the challenges and benefits experienced by ISO 27001 implementers globally.

The survey is designed to establish the benefits, drivers and challenges experienced by organisations that have implemented or are implementing an ISO 27001-compliant information security management system (ISMS). The survey is also designed to provide insights into changing information security and data security compliance.

Alan Calder, the founder and executive chairman of IT Governance, said: “Having published two editions of the ISO 27001 Global Survey, it provides useful insights for information security teams into the benefits and challenges of implementing an ISO 2700-compliant ISMS. It also justifies why global ISO 27001 adoption continues to grow.”

Key findings of the ISO 27001 Global Report 2016

• 69% of respondents reported that the main driver for implementing ISO 27001 was to improve their organisation’s information security posture
• 51% of respondents had problems either convincing the board about the importance of information security or securing the necessary budget and resources to implement ISO 27001.
• In general, companies are not tracking implementation costs, but where costs have been tracked the average cost is less than £20,000.
• 54% of respondents use external providers of penetration testing providers, while 51% rely on external consultants to help them implement the ISMS.
• Only 16% of companies employ a dedicated full-time ISMS manager. 19% of IT managers are responsible for the ISMS, while the CISO was responsible in 18% of cases.

Participate in the survey and win a voucher worth £350

ISO 27001 Global Survey respondents stand a chance of winning a voucher worth £350 that can be used against any product or service purchased from IT Governance. Terms and conditions apply.

The survey comprises 23 multiple-choice questions, which will take less than five minutes to complete. All respondents will receive a complimentary copy of the report when it is released.

Take part in the ISO 27001 Global Survey now >>

For more information about IT Governance’s ISO 27001 products and services, please visit our website, email or call +44 (0)333 800 7000.

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Source: EIN Presswire Launches Wireless Internet Backup Solution to ensure 24×7 Continuity

AT&T Platinum Partner

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Cradlepoint Cloud Management with NetCloud Manager

Cradlepoint provided a strong and stable solution to our communication problems. launches a wireless backup solution that provides customers with continuity in the event of an unexpected disruption to their primary internet.

Ensuring telecommunications continuity is a critical obligation for all organizations, including private sector businesses, government agencies, and especially educational institutions.”

— Nicky Smith,’s CEO and Founder

GREENSBORO, NC, US, November 23, 2017 / —, a pioneering hosted telecommunications firm that serves businesses, government agencies, and educational institutions nationwide, has launched a state-of-the-art wireless backup solution that provides customers with 24×7 continuity in the event of an unexpected disruption to their primary internet connection.

The new wireless internet backup solution relies on AT&T’s powerful LTE network, and uses a discrete LTE-certified cellular modem manufactured by Cradlepoint. Once installed, the solution immediately switches to a fast, reliable and secure wifi network when the primary internet connection goes offline or is under-performing. Customers do not have to manage any configurations, and equipment/data packages can be customized to meet specific connectivity goals and budget considerations.

As a result of the new wireless internet backup solution,’s customers are assured that in the event of disruption or degradation to their primary internet connection:

– Credit card, debit card, and all other online transactions will continue to be processed quickly and securely.
– Customers will continue to receive responsive service and support.
– Staff using the VoIP phone system will continue to access all voice and data services, including higher bandwidth activities such as video conferencing.

“Ensuring telecommunications continuity is a critical obligation for all organizations, including private sector businesses, government agencies, and especially educational institutions to protect staff and student safety,” commented Nicky Smith,’s CEO and Founder. “Our new solution seamlessly ensures that normal operations will continue if and when unexpected internet connectivity disruptions arise; whether it is for a few minutes due to local power company brown outs, or a few days in the aftermath of a natural disaster or man-made event.”

More information on’s new wireless internet backup solution is available at, or by emailing inquiry(at)

About (formerly Carolina Digital) is a pioneer of hosted phone services, and provides products that improve the capabilities of business and education telephony, while reducing their overall cost. The company’s offerings stand out for their excellent value, including very competitive pricing, the industry’s deepest feature set, ease of deployment, and many user-friendly packages – from a full turnkey set-up including dial tone and VoIP phones, to automated call answering and routing solutions that work with existing landlines, cell phones or VoIP phones. Learn more at

About Cradlepoint

Cradlepoint is the leading provider of cloud-based wired and wireless WAN networking solutions for Distributed and Mobile Enterprises. Cradlepoint solutions provide the strongest wireless and broadband performance while delivering proven network system interoperability. Cradlepoint’s broad family of high-performance router platforms are designed for deployment in mission-critical applications that require 24×7 connectivity. With both integrated wireless and wired WAN and non-integrated versions, our solutions are ideal for distributed and mobile operations and emerging industries that require either remote connectivity or multi-WAN redundancy. Cradlepoint’s NetCloud platform enables enterprise network administrators to easily create, monitor, manage, and maintain their distributed network running on different WAN sources from a single location. Founded in 2006, Cradlepoint has shipped over 1.4 million routing platforms and offers solutions certified and promoted by major worldwide carriers. Cradlepoint is a privately held company with headquarters in Boise, Idaho. Learn more at

About AT&T

Business is changing every day. Companies need the agility to effectively compete and win in their industries. Our solutions help companies adapt to change in near real time and meet the evolving needs of tomorrow. More than 3 million businesses from the largest multinational corporations to small businesses turn to AT&T. We work with companies in all major industries, including financial services, manufacturing, education, healthcare, retail, hospitality and government. We serve nearly all of the Fortune 1000. We also serve more than 60 percent of the FTSE 100 companies, more than 90 percent of the CAC 40 companies, more than 85 percent of the DAX 30 companies and more than 60 percent of the Nikkei 225 companies. We’ve launched some of the industry’s most innovative products and platforms through our highly secure business solutions — including security and mobility services, Internet of Things, Ethernet, VPN, cloud, AT&T NetBond® and AT&T FlexWare. We’re also a leader in first responder connectivity. We’ve been enabling and innovating public safety communications for more than 140 years. And we will continue this commitment as we work with FirstNet to build America’s first-ever nationwide public safety broadband network. Learn more at

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MapleMoney Announces its 2017 Annual $1000 Financial Literacy Scholarship


Our goal is to help young Canadians manage their personal finances successfully.”

— Tom Drake

CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA, November 23, 2017 / — MapleMoney is proud to announce the launch of its annual Financial Literacy Scholarship of $1,000. The announcement was made on stage during the Millennials on the Money event held at Heritage Hall on the SAIT campus, on November 20th, 2017.

Created to encourage young Canadians to improve their financial literacy, the MapleMoney scholarship opens each year in November as part of Financial Literacy Month. The scholarship is available to Canadian citizens enrolled at an accredited two or four year college or university in Canada or the United States on a full-time basis for the 2018-2019 academic year.

“We’re so proud to be able to offer this opportunity,” says Tom Drake, MapleMoney’s founder. “In keeping with Financial Literacy Month, our goal is to help young Canadians manage their personal finances successfully.”

And as the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada points out, financial literacy is not only important for the financial well-being of individuals, but also for the economy as a whole. This year’s theme is "Take charge of your finances: It pays to know!"

This year’s MapleMoney scholarship committee is an all-star list, consisting of Rob Carrick, personal finance columnist at The Globe and Mail, Jim Yih, retirement expert at Retire Happy and Tom Drake, founder of MapleMoney.

For information on how to apply, visit The scholarship committee will select one winner for the $1,000 CAD scholarship, which will be awarded in the form of a cheque. The winner will be notified by email and announced on the MapleMoney website.

About MapleMoney:

Established in 2009 by Financial Analyst Tom Drake, MapleMoney’s mission is to help Canadians make money, save money, invest money and spend money with a view to creating lasting financial freedom.

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Agenda released for Air Mission Planning and Support 2018

SMi reports: The agenda has been released for SMi’s Air Mission Planning and Support conference, taking place in London on 17th and 18th April 2018

LONDON, WATERLOO, UNITED KINGDOM, November 23, 2017 / — The Air Mission Support market is active and operationally relevant as ever. With an aversion to placing boots on the ground in combat zones such as Syria and Iraq, air power is increasingly relied upon to project force. Commanders and procurers of air assets continue to seek new means of enhancing the combat effectiveness of their platforms. To do so, effective mission planning, real time support, and de-briefing is required.

SMi's two-day Air Mission Planning and Support conference will explore the technology and strategies necessary to take air mission planning into the next generation, providing agile end-to-end mission support to air crews. The conference will deliver an examination of emerging technologies in key areas, presented by industry and research leaders. This will be combined with operational case studies and key programme updates from commanders and military project leaders, to develop key requirements and solutions for enhancing air mission planning and execution
Highlights for 2018 conference include:

• NEW FOR 2018 – Listen to air capability delivery and development insights from two major air forces – UK and USA
• Hear perspectives from the Royal Jordanian Air Force on air mission planning and support
• Discover technological upgrades and advancements for 5th generation aircraft and systems
• Learn how to respond to emerging global threats through maximising joint air capabilities
• Immerse yourself in mission support training and simulation

Snapshot of 2018 speakers

• Major General Youssef al-Hnaity, Air Force Commander, Royal Jordanian Air Force
• Air Commodore Lincoln Taylor, Air Capability Delivery, Royal Air Force
• Air Commodore Julian Ball, Air Capability Development, Royal Air Force
• Colonel Michael Rider, Commander, USAFE-AFAFRICA Warrior Preparation Centre, US Air Force
• Group Captain Niclas Lagerbäck, Head of Operational Team, Swedish Air Force Combat Simulation Centre, FLSC, Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)
• Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Strange, Commander, 13th Air Support Operations Squadron, US Air Force
• Lieutenant Colonel Christoffer Eriksen, Technical Executive Officer, Royal Norwegian Air Force

There is currently a £400 early bird registration discount for bookings made by 15th December visit for more details.

Air Mission Planning and Support
17th-18th April 2018
London, UK

For sponsorship and exhibition queries please contact Sadia Malick at . For delegate queries please contact Sebastian Bampton at For media queries please contact Natasha Boumediene at

About SMi Group:

Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

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Merck Foundation Conducts 3rd UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit in partnership with the Office of President, Mauritius

Dignitaries at the UNESCO-MARS 2016

UNESCO MARS brings together researchers from across Africa to discuss the generation, sharing and dissemination of research data.

NAIROBI, KENYA, November 23, 2017 / — • UNESCO MARS brings together researchers from across Africa to discuss the generation, sharing and dissemination of research data and to prepare for the road ahead in Africa’s development as an international hub for excellence in scientific innovation.
• During the Summit, the winners of 2017 MARS Best African Researchers Awards, and MARS Best African Women Awards will be announced as part of Merck Foundation long-term commitment towards empowering women and youth in STEM with a special focus on Scientific Research in Cancer and Vaccines Development.

As part of Merck Foundation STEM Program for Women and Youth, Merck Foundation plans to conduct the 3rd edition of their annual “UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit” on the 28th and 29th of November 2017 in partnership with Government of Mauritius under the patronage of the Head of State of The Republic of Mauritius, H.E. Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, UNESCO, African Union and African Governments

Speaking on Merck’s support for the UNESCO-MARS Prof. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of Executive Board and Family Board of E.Merck KG emphasizes: “We are keen to support young gifted researchers by passing on the knowledge and experience we have gathered over the 340 years of Merck history. Through our “Merck STEM Program,” we aim to advance capacity in young researchers and promote young gifted scientists, to teach them the cutting edge of research in our R&D hubs and laboratories.”

“The annual Summit aims to contribute to building research capacity in the African research community, with a special focus on “The Role of Scientific Research in responding to Cancer and Vaccines Development – two emerging challenges in Africa”. The Summit will also showcase innovative research taking place in projects, programs and initiatives across African universities and the wider African research community,” said Dr. Rasha Kelej, Merck Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer.

The organizing committee will present the “Best Young African Researcher Award” and the “Best African Woman Researcher Award” to recognize the outstanding contribution of African female scientists with an aim to promote women in research and advance their contribution to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

All abstracts will be peer-reviewed and 100 winners will be eligible for sponsorship. First three winners will be eligible for a further number of Research Awards and further Research Awards will be dedicated to the Best Five African Women Researchers.

Watch the video to meet last year winners of Merck Africa Research Summit Awards.

Watch the video of the highlights of the UNESCO MARS 2016 in Ethiopia

Find out more information:

UNESCO MARS Abstract Book 2016 –
UNESCO MARS Scientific Book 2017
UNESCO MARS White Paper (in English) 2017 –
UNESCO MARS White Paper (in French) 2017 –

Lizbeth Kariuki
LiNK PR Kenya
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Robotics is Future – QtPi Robotics Workshop at Divine Mercy School, Bengaluru

Robotics for All

Earlier adopters believed that education is vital for being progressive. However, education saw need of holistic development of children & robotics is answer!

Robotics for all”

— Santa

BENGALURU, KARNATAKA, INDIA, November 23, 2017 / — As education is a fundamental right of every child. QtPi Robotics believes that 'Robotics is for all'. Having that has a vision on 22 Nov 2017, QtPi team organised a day event for first generation children who have privilege to have free education at Divine Mercy School, Bengaluru. Children of standard 7th, 8th and 9th participated in a day event that witnessed building RC Car (Remote Control Car) using QtPi building blocks, electronic components like sensors, programming like drag & drop, designed an app to run the robot that was designed.

When children were quizzed to know if they could build one such robot, most of them weren't confident. This apprehension seem to evade as they were involved in designing the RC Car and curiosity is something took them forward to begin programming. In the end children presented their learnings to other groups. The event was witnessed by Fr. Gerard and teachers.

QtPi believe in 'Top-Down' approach in learning robotics that has 'hands-on' and is 'fun-filled'. The workshops are aimed for children 6-16 ideally, however its open for other age groups. Children are engaged allowing the creative output with unlimited possibilities (designs) using QtPi building blocks. QtPi believes in 'how to think and not what to think'. Because of this unlimited possibilities children go through a process of ideate, experiment, build project, test and presents their work. Through this process they are introduced to learning process – Design, Electronics, Software and Integration.

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Don’t wait for Thanksgiving to count your blessings.

Wisdom of a Life Well-Lived

Gary Springer & Ethel Levine

Don’t you wish you didn’t have to learn life’s lessons the hard way?

101-year old woman reminds us what is important in life.

Don’t you wish you didn’t have to learn life’s lessons the hard way?”

— Gary Springer


Wisdom of a Life Well-Lived
by Ethel Pearson Levine

A “must read” for seniors

Contact: Gary Springer
100 High Ridge Circle, San Marcos, TX 78666

Don’t you wish you didn’t have to learn life’s lessons the hard way?
Beloved school teacher and guidance counselor, Ethel Pearson Levine, lived to age 101.

Over a period of 30 years, she wrote monthly articles for the Sunrise Lakes community in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Her articles embrace universal subjects from marriage and divorce to relationships, aging, and death. She took on subjects that affect us all. Within each article, there’s a message, an affirmation, for living a meaningful life. This book is a collection of selected articles from that monthly news magazine, edited by her grandson, Gary Springer.

Available at:

“I just finished reading the book. I loved it and found it so inspiring. Your grandmother and my 2nd grade teacher was one very special lady.
A ‘must read’ for all seniors.”
-Sherry Koslov, former student

“Ethel Levine was a wonderful teacher. I loved her. She was very kind. I had a problem in 2nd grade. I became very nearsighted and couldn't see the board. She would let me come up to the front to copy my work. She tested my eyes and found out I needed glasses. It changed my life.”
-Judy Lerner Cohen, former student

Hardcover ISBN: 9780692754269
E-book: 9781483578118

Hardcover; $25.65 each, E-book; $9.99

Dr. Gary Springer
Springer Counseling
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Source: EIN Presswire Launches Fan-Driven Petition for NCAA Football Playoff. Attn: Big 10, SEC, ACC, PAC 12, and Big 12 Fans

Fans Demand NCAA Football Tournament – Sign the “December Madness”Petition seeks to unleash the “Million Fan Demand!” Petition in Direct Challenge to NCAA bureaucracy

The current playoff format with just four teams is far too narrow and much too subjective to produce a true champion. The fans demand more! We propose a mini-version of March Madness.”

— Patrick J Healy, CEO and Founder

CHEVY CHASE, MARYLAND, USA, November 23, 2017 / — For Immediate Release Launches Fan-Driven Petition for NCAA Football Playoff Tournament

Attention: Big 10, SEC, ACC, PAC 12, and Big 12 College Football Fans

Seeks to unleash the “Million Fan Demand!” Petition

Chevy Chase, MD November 21, 2017 – “For far too long the passionate desires of the fans have taken a back seat to the financial interests of the NCAA’s bowl format.” says Patrick Healy, CEO of “Through the power of social media, we seek to do the unthinkable – cause the entrenched establishment (the NCAA) to place the fans interests ahead of their own.”

In a series of emails and social media posts to the Top 25 NCAA Division I schools, has enlisted the support of the student bodies and alumni who have seen their long quest for the football equivalent of March Madness fall upon deaf ears. believes that they can gather one million electronic signatures and encourages students, alumni and other fans of the respective schools to click the following link to cast their vote for what they term “the Million Fan Demand!”.

In short, the proposed tournament format calls for a twelve-team tournament with the Top Four Ranked teams receiving a bye in week one. Over the course of the following three weekends, the teams will compete in a single elimination tournament that parallels basketball’s “March Madness”.

For those who are more than just NCAA Football Fans, please click to cast your vote for other controversial sports policy matters to include:

• a “Fans Bill of Rights”,
• an “Evaluation of Roger Goodell’s Performance as Commissioner” and
• the highly controversial “Kneel Gate”.


We are America’s first online democracy!

• Our Short Story

• Fans Bill of Rights

Patrick Healy, Founder and CEO
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Medical Doctor Learns Reiki

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Dr. Maria Danilychev, MD Board Certified Medical Doctor and Jikiden Reiki Shihan

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San Diego Reiki

Medical Doctor in San Diego, CA was so impressed with the effectiveness of Reiki that she learned it. Dr. Danilychev, MD now practices both medicine and Reiki.

Although currently published research on the effectiveness of Reiki is inadequate, I have over a decade of observational evidence, and have no doubt that Reiki works.”

— Dr. Maria Danilychev, MD

SAN DIEGO, CA, UNITED STATES , November 22, 2017 / — Even ten years ago, Reiki and Medicine would have been an unlikely combination, but this is changing with pioneers like Dr. Maria Danilychev, M.D., a medical doctor and a Reiki practitioner and teacher.

Reiki is a holistic healing art from Japan, which uses light touch over different areas of the person's body. It is gentle, yet it can be very effective on many levels. People, who have experienced Reiki, often call it "amazing!" The way Reiki works is often described as maximizing the natural self-healing potential through restoring the flow of 'Ki' (the life force energy). While perhaps an odd concept for some, it is also a familiar idea for many people.

Although there are many Reiki practitioners in San Diego, California, Dr. Maria Danilychev definitely stands out from the crowd, being the only medical doctor in the county who practices both medicine and Reiki. With Dr. Danilychev, you get to enjoy the best of both worlds. Having the knowledge of medical science and Reiki allows Dr. Danilychev to bridge the gap between Western medicine and holistic healing. Dr. Danilychev can completely understand your medical needs, while helping you on a mind-body-and-spirit level. Dr. Danilychev's unique ability of combining Western medicine knowledge and the holistic healing art of Reiki has given her popularity that goes beyond San Diego. People come from other states and even from other countries for Reiki sessions and Reiki training with Dr. Danilychev.

Dr. Danilychev, has an interesting background and extensive medical training. She received her medical degree from Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, and completed her Internal Medicine residency training at NYU Downtown Hospital in New York City. Following her residency training, Dr. Danilychev learned Geriatric Medicine at UCLA, and later completed several years of clinical and research fellowships in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice and the Institute for Palliative Medicine in San Diego, California. Dr. Danilychev is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and as a Hospice Medical Director. It is through her hospice work, that Dr. Danilychev was first introduced to Reiki.

"As most Western medicine physicians, I was skeptical at first," says Dr. Danilychev, referring to many complementary therapeutic modalities often used to help support patients at the end of life. "There is some research data that supports the use of acupuncture, for example, but research on the effectiveness of Reiki, Healing Touch, and many other complementary therapies, is simply inadequate. We [doctors] are trained to make evidence-based decisions, and when scientific data points to Reiki being 'neither helpful, nor harmful', we can certainly allow our patients to enjoy it, but with no expectation of any therapeutic benefit other than the placebo effect. It is only through years of observational experience of some of these holistic approaches, that one begins to wonder, whether there may be something to them. After about a decade of watching Reiki and other complementary therapeutic modalities in action, I became so curious, that I set my mind to learning one of them. That's how in 2013, I decided to learn Reiki," recalls Dr. Danilychev.

After extensive research into different styles of Reiki (and there are many), Dr. Danilychev discovered Jikiden Reiki, which is the most authentic form of this healing art, preserved in Japan in its original tradition. The practice of Reiki has become diluted and mixed with other concepts over time, and today, very few practitioners know the lost art of the original Reiki techniques, which are currently carefully maintained by the Jikiden Reiki Institute in Kyoto, Japan.

Dr. Danilychev shares that learning Reiki did not come easy to her at first. "Reiki is a very simple healing art, and it only takes a few days to learn, but I was constantly battling with my own skepticism," remembers Dr. Danilychev. "It is just so different from anything I've ever learned before, and at first, it was simply hard for me to believe that placing hands on various areas of someone's body could result in any 'healing'. Medically, it should be impossible. The reality, however, has proven me wrong. I've been practicing Jikiden Reiki for several years now, and although I do not have a medical explanation for how Reiki works, I often see significant improvements in a wide range of symptoms that go beyond the placebo effect, and which cannot be explained by anything other than the use of Reiki."

While being passionate about Reiki, Dr. Danilychev also emphasizes the importance Western medicine. "Reiki and other holistic approaches can be great, but this does not mean that we should skip Western medicine altogether. Ultimately, Western medicine is based on what has been proven to work, and it is constantly evolving, always based on scientifically proven facts. I strongly believe that we can easily combine Western medicine and alternative medicine approaches. Why should it be one or the other? Why can't it be both? Why can't we utilize what works, and use different modalities to help our patients feel their best, and help them get better whenever that's possible?" says Dr. Danilychev.

"Some people believe that Western medicine doctors are only after their money. Many people dislike the fact that Western medicine physicians are too busy and don't offer natural remedies. Others think that holistic practitioners are 'quacks' and would not even consider giving them a chance," states Dr. Danilychev, "but there must be a middle ground there somewhere. Most doctors have chosen their profession to help people, and believe that it is their primary duty. Many healers have a special gift, and they are also there to help. There may be a few 'bad apples' out there, both in the world of medicine and among the holistic practitioners, but that does not mean we have to turn away from either one or from both."

With doctor-pioneers like Dr. Maria Danilychev leading the way, we can learn to embrace Western and alternative medicine for whole person healing and well-being.

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