Dr. Jen Riegle, ND and Jenny Harrow, MA of Integrative Healers Action Network (IHAN) are excited to announce that IHAN is the recipient of a grant from the American Red Cross to continue operations in 2019. The grant funding allows IHAN to continue to build our capacity to serve those displaced by natural disasters, as well as respond to disasters that may take place in 2019 in California.
The barrage of recent wildfires in Northern and Southern California wrought widespread environmental havoc, and also spurred major health challenges in communities ravaged by the blazes. Throughout the state, practitioners representing a wide range of disciplines are on the front lines, trying to restore health and balance.
The volunteer response to the wildfires in Sonoma County has a distinctly California flavor. Thousands of alternative-medicine practitioners like naturopaths, chiropractors — even aroma-therapists are donating treatment to anyone affected by the fires.
After weeks of back-breaking and exhausting work fighting the Northern California wildfires that erupted on Oct. 8, firefighters are being cared for in a different, unique way.