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Dr. Dana brings to his practice a Bachelors of Science in Nutritional Biochemistry and Clinical Nutrition from Rutgers University. As an undergraduate, Dr. Churchill was awarded a student position with a team of Respiratory Neo Natal Researchers specializing in Sudden Infant Crib Death at UMDNJ.
His academic pursuits were enhanced by continuing education at National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) where his passion for treating the root causes (of the whole body) while embracing natural treatments that “do no harm” continues to be his guiding credo. Advancements in regenerative applications and all natural prescriptions with attainable results have his patients lauding Dr. Dana, “as the gold standard in Natural and Advanced Medicine.”
Influenced by the Princeton Bio Center, founded by the esteemed Carl Pfeiffer MD Ph.D., a pioneer in orthomolecular medicine. A five year stint with world renowned homeopath, Will Taylor MD,, Dr. Dana also pursued advanced Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Curriculum with Roberta Foss Morgan DO, a leader in anti-aging and healthy longevity therapies. He broadened his education in Europe under Thierry Hertoghe, Belgium, MD one of the foremost authorities on Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.
A Renaissance man Dr. Churchill confirms his interest in healthy cuisine and indigenous gourmet resulted in a stint at the Culinary School of New York. He is a consultant and correspondent for a global news organization published in 30 countries and 21 languages: www.Theepochtimes.com He has formulated and brought to market food based nutraceuticals health and beauty products. He is currently scripting a follow-up series of podcasts to “Green Medicine Green Living”.
Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting: www.dafoh.org
His nonprofit, Emperors Circle www.emperorscircle.org is instrumental in reviving traditional Chinese Culture and Art.
Dr. Churchill’s Journey back to health, well-being, and becoming Bionic!
The anatomy of a healer’s cultivation journey.
My journey to health started a little while after another relationship ended. I had been in many relationships up to this point and they all seemed like a broken record. Basically, I was hollow inside and subconsciously I was trying to fill the void w/ someone else’s energy, not a great foundation for a solid romantic relationship. At the end of each relationship I would be very depressed and now I was forced to face myself and be alone with myself, a scary proposition at that time. Each time I would be humbled down to start looking at the issues that were stopping me from being the person I was wanted to be. Each time I would get very close to Spirit/Universal Energy, God… I cannot effectively describe this feeling with language, but I will say that it feels like a combination of compassion (for myself and others), safeness, and hope. This is the catalyst for change that I have come to embrace and look forward to now.
This segment of my life went on until I had a kind of epiphany when I turned 30. At 30 (don’t ask me why 30) I decided to start looking within to find out why I had been living such a hedonistic lifestyle up until now and what really made me tick.
I had always wanted to find a way to lower my high blood pressure (since 15 years old) and to stop taking 3 types of blood pressure medicine and try to be in optimum shape physically but now I wanted to look at the whole parcel, body, mind, and spirit. I started by joining a number of self-help groups and reading any spiritual books that others either gave me or suggested that I read. This was both an amazing time in my life and sometimes terrifying to truly face the me I had become. I had been in a delusion about myself for 30 years, I never felt like I was good enough or that I really fit in anywhere. I had zero self – esteem and went in and out of depression much of the time. I was about to embark on the most incredible journey I never imagined possible.
Now looking back at this stage of my life I did not consciously seek out the beautiful energy I felt pouring through my body when I heard a beautiful melody or was part of a very heartfelt sharing from a friend that I connected with, but none the less I was seeking out the source of this power. I knew the source of this energy was my ticket to living an amazing life and helping others to do the same! I subconsciously looked everywhere: self-help groups, churches, synagogues, temples, nature, books, music… I remember one time I was in the church and was confronted with a rather loathsome character defect that I had intended to change for a long time. I had been acting out on this attachment for a long time. It had finally taken its toll and now needed to come out once and for all. After the church service I saw a very special woman who had befriended me. I went to her to share some of my burden; it turned into me sobbing in her arms for close to one half hour. I poured out all the bad things in me, it just came out I could not stop it. I was really embarrassed at the time but felt a deep inner peace after it was over. I got hope from this and the door to being healthy and happy was now cracked open a bit. She was a true angel.
Another time I was hugged by a very large African American minister, he encircled my whole body with his very strong and caring arms. I do not know what happened, but I felt the most incredible energy all the way to my soul and started sobbing uncontrollably in front of a large congregation, their answer to this was that I was moved by the Holy Spirit. Whatever happened that night it leveled me out completely I felt peace throughout my whole body and mind. I wanted to be bathed in this light 24 hours a day. So, you see I had found solace in what I did not know but was determined to find the source of this energy.
On another note, I used to go to a hairdresser named Carole Anne; everyone said that she was a little crazy. I liked her because she was very peaceful and felt good to be around. One time we were talking about what will happen after we died and I said that it will be welcome so that I do not have to work so hard here on earth anymore, she said in a very matter-of-fact way, “Oh no you will have lots of work to do because you will sitting directly next to The Father, God Almighty and there will lots for you to do.” I said how do you know this, and she replied that the Angels had told her?
When I was 25, I had a friend who was a Christian Scientist, she worked in a hospital that healed people with God’s love (this is what she told me). She was another angel sent to me with the message you are worth it, and you can do anything you want to. I did not heed the message and she broke off the wedding one month before it was scheduled to happen.
After nine years of being on a very powerful spiritual journey; at church one day, I decided to look up at the ceiling during communion and ask God to make me the best person I could be, and to help me finally get rid of some attachments that were still clinging to me and barely manageable. I went home after church that day and my landlord pulled up behind me. He asked me what I was going to study in OR at the Naturopathic medical school and when I would be moving out, I said, “Naturopathy, Chinese medicine, homeopathy…” As I said the words Chinese, he almost shouted out the words Falun Gong. I did not know anything about it. He handed me a book and a video and told me he had been practicing for six months.
That day Jeffery Chen changed my life forever. Up to this point I had been able to manage my life but was still empty inside, I was still on three types of blood pressure medicine, many different herbs and a large assortment of nutraceuticals. My allopathic physician at that time wanted to add a hyperglycemic and lipid lowering drug to my already overly burdened regimen that was not working very well and costing me almost $500.00 a month, all this for the semblance of health. And I still felt hollow inside, did not have the power to persevere at anything, and had no self-esteem; it had all been pushed out of me during my younger days.
At this it was funny that over the past few years it seemed as if I was being introduced to many different Chinese people. At school I now had Chinese friends which I never had before. I became best friends with a restaurant owner’s son where I dined often and finally in 2003 married a Chinese woman.
I then started to truly practice Falun Gong (Falun Dafa). I read Master Lis book (Zhuan Falun) on a regular basis this book goes along with the practice. I found after a little while that this miraculous book answered many questions I had about life, health, healing and the universe at large. The first night after receiving the book I thought that I would go to the park the next day at 5:30 am and learn the mediation from the Chinese couple that were religious in their practice seven days a week. I went to bed but never made it.
That night I had a curious dream; it was an auditory dream that repeated over and over the words: Follow the Buddha way, Follow the Buddha way… I went to bed the next night and had the same dream but this time I made it to the practice site. The lovely older Chinese couple patiently taught me the Falun Gong exercises. I felt peace throughout my whole body for the first time in my life. I also had tremendous serenity and energy. After this I went every day and started to read Master Li’s book Zhuan Falun more and more. Every time I read it, I always learned something new, in my mind and in my heart. This heart learning allowed me to undo all the delusions I had about the world, myself, and others. I also noticed that I did not need to take anything to make myself feel a certain way anymore. All my health problems started to go away even my long-term chronic hypertension and I did not need glasses anymore! I forgot about them all together! It was truly a miracle. I have had many very powerful experiences since that first cold morning at 5:30 am. At Grover park in Princeton. One in particular happened at Hoyt Arboretum at Washington Park in Portland OR. I went there often when I needed to be away from all the noise and commotion of the city and medical school. On this particular day I was depressed and only knew that I needed to practice the Falun Gong exercises. I got to exercise number two, had my hands raised over my head and started to feel something different than usual. I felt some kind of energy stirring around my head and chest, then all the hairs on my body stood up, Tears started to pour down my face and felt like I had been lifted up off the ground, I felt like I was in the arms of the most compassionate loving God in the universe, It was a feeling of pure peace I cannot accurately describe this feeling; a kind of nothingness bliss. Then I heard these words which I will never forget, “I will help you always”. I vowed that day I would never stop practicing Falun Gong.
Since that time, I have traveled to many places in the world to peacefully appeal against the ongoing genocide of Falun Gong practitioners in China at the hands of the Chinese Communist Regime (CCR). I vowed to do whatever it took to stop this horrible persecution of such a loving and compassionate practice.
I have worked with many Senators and Congress people to stop the persecution inside and outside China. I have hosted a forums and help screening of many films over the years. I have chatted to Chinese people in china, telling them about these atrocities and have gone to many places and handed out flyers detailing the torture and suffering of Falun Gong practitioners in China. I am the West Coast Delegate and Board member of Doctors’ Against Forced Organ Harvesting www.dafoh.org an NGO of doctors working to stop the illegal organ harvesting of live Falun Gong members in China. To this day it is estimated that there have been 100,000 Falun Gong killed for their organs every year since 2001. This is the work that has changed me from fear and depression to strong compassion and integrity!
How has Falun Gong helped my life? I have learned to look within whenever there is a problem in my life. I now think of others first when doing anything. I have a sincere wish to genuinely help all people find their true selves as I have. All my relationships have been mended especially the one with my Mom. I have a beautiful Chinese wife who also practices Falun Gong. I now have an amazing grandson who is three years old! And my health is better than any other time in my life. The list goes on and on.
Just know one thing; as someone who was almost dead 30 years ago and had no friends because of his lifestyle, even family was tired of dealing with me and one who has had many “diagnoses” such as ADD, Dyslexia, Hypertension, Ventricular arrhythmias, Hyperlipidemia, Pre-diabetes, severe allergies and food sensitivities, depression/anxiety… anything is possible if you have enough faith, hope and perseverance.
Because of the mountains that I have been confronted with and have knocked down during the course of my life, I really want every one of my patients to be the very best they can be. I will not settle for mediocrity. I will push you to keep striving forward to understand all the pieces of your proverbial health puzzle, and if necessary, hold your hand and guide you forward step by step. It is not easy healing the traumas of life, but it is possible and incredibly rewarding and powerful to accomplish this task!
Sincerely, Dana Churchill, N.M.D.
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