Allison Wolfstar-Williams is an Emergency Medical Technician and is currently getting her masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Always passionate about her Native culture and the healing arts, Allison has dedicated her life to continue learning about her Chiricahua Apache and Celtic ancestors. At an early age, she was taught by Native elders about healing people through ancient ceremonies. She started dancing at age 6 and has continued to expound the teachings she received from her family.
Allison has danced at the annual local and national Pow Wows and for the last two years has also volunteered at the Denver Indian Center teaching native dance and Pow Wow etiquette.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) states that "ceremonies play an important role in the overall wellbeing of traditional Native American people. They involve the patient, the family, and the community at large in the healing process. Ceremonial gatherings may last for days or weeks; the more people that are present, the greater the healing energy. Through their participation in songs, prayer, music, and dance, the family and community contribute healing energy to the patient."1
She travels frequently to various reservations to participate in native spiritual events and learn even more about native ceremony. She looks forward to continue teaching and promoting the old native methods of healing through dance. Both are part of the rich and fascinating indigenous culture of our country.
1Koithan, Mary, and Cynthia Farrell. “Indigenous Native American Healing Traditions.” The journal for nurse practitioners?: JNP 6.6 (2010): 477–478. PMC. Web. 4 July 2015, National Institutes of Health, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2913884/
Instructor at IBEM
Institute of BioEnergetic Medicine
7400 E Arapahoe Road, Suite 214
Centennial CO 80112
email: AWolfstar-Williams@ IBEMcollege.org
"I strive daily to un-Earth the hidden parts of my culture so that no parts of my culture are forgotten." ~ Allison Wolfstar-Williams