I’m Harrison Graves, M.D.

Alternative Physician, Author & Educator

Be Happy & Pain-Free

Alternative Treatments for Anxiety, Insomnia, and Chronic Pain

Alternative Medicine

What is alternative medicine and which alt medical therapies work the best?

Wellness Courses

Holistic wellness courses — guiding you to a healthier you.

I’m Harrison Graves, M.D.

Wellness Physician, Author & Teacher

Alternative Medicine

Alternative Treatments for Anxiety, Insomnia, and Chronic Pain

Alternative Medicine

What is alternative medicine and which alt medical therapies work the best?

Wellness Courses

Holistic wellness courses — guiding you to a healthier you.

Helping You Naturally

Pain Relief Without Pills

I hope you enjoy my new book about natural and alternative pain relief — beyond the prescription pad. It gives you the bottom line on which alternative medical therapies work the best, from mindfulness to natural herbs like medical cannabis and CBD. These alternative methods have helped many patients reduce or eliminate their need for prescription pills.

Alternative Medicine

Alternative medicine is growing in popularity every day due to the overuse and prescription of harmful drugs, but how do you know if Alternative Medicine is right for you?

According to Web M.D., about 40% of adults in the United States say they use some form of alternative medicine.

What is Alternative Medicine?

Alternative Medicine refers to therapies outside of mainstream Western medicine — including acupuncture, herbal medicine, yoga, mindfulness, meditation, yoga and Ayurveda, the healing branch of yogic science.

Alternative means “instead of,” while complementary medicine means in addition to — in addition to methods used in Western therapies.

What products and methods are used in Alternative Medicine?

Natural dietary supplements for optimal health include Triphala for GI tract health, ashwagandha for its ginseng-like effect and CBD (cannabidiol) oil, for reducing pain and inflammation. Patients with  GI disorders like IBS and Crohn’s Disease especially benefit. Yogic practices like conscious breathing (pranayama) and guided meditations promote deep rest and relaxation.

What are CBD Products?

CBD (can-na-ba-di-ol) products are medicinal products extracted from the hemp plant. They include salves for arthritis as well as liquids and capsules that can reduce chronic pain and inflammation. Many people use CBD for better sleep. CBD taken orally can be especially helpful for the abdominal cramps of Crohn’s disease and IBS. A CBD product called Epidiolex was recently approved by the FDA for treatment of seizures in children.

Is CBD Oil Legal?

The short answer is yes, CBD is legal if it comes from the right source. One such source is Joy Organics.

CBD products sourced from legal hemp are legal in all 50 U.S. states when sold as a dietary supplement, as long as they contain no more than 0.3% THC.

Joy products are THC free.

Where can I buy CBD Products?

Be sure you obtain your CBD products from a trusted source for pharmaceutical grade purity and accuracy of dosing.

I recommend CBD products from Joy Organics.

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About Me

Born near Athens, Georgia, Dr. Graves attended the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia before moving to Minneapolis for internship and residency in Emergency Medicine. His accolades include medical director, EMS, associate professor of Emergency Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill, and election to Fellow status (FACEP) in the American College of Emergency Physicians.

An avid world traveler, Dr. G has hiked the Himalayas, done missionary work in Honduras, staffed the clinic on St. John (U.S. Virgin Islands) and sailed the high seas as a Holland America Line physician.

In 2001, Dr. Graves left the ER behind to pursue a new interests: Yoga and Ayurveda, the healing branch of yogic science, studying for two years at the Wisdom Fire School of Yoga in Berkeley, California and completing a year-long Yoga of Sound internship with master sound yogi, Russill Paul (Anirud Jaidev) of Chennai, author of The Yoga of Sound. Years in the ER taught him that many illnesses, especially those that are anxiety and stress-related, can be best treated with Ayurveda, lifestyle changes and Yoga.

In 2010, he began teaching Mantra Yoga, presenting Yoga of Sound workshops at yoga studios and wellness centers along the East Coast.

In 2014, he published The Mystical Chakra Mantras: How to Balance Your Own Chakras with Mantra Yoga, the world’s first interactive eBook on mantra yoga, with links to YouTube where readers may experience the mantras.

In 2015, he began to write alternative medical blogs, taught Mantra Meditation at the McLean Meditation Institute, and published Mantra Meditation: An Alternative Treatment for Anxiety and Depression. In 2018 came Mindfulness Made Easy, an online course, and a book written in response to the opioid crisis in America: Alternative Pain Relief: A Pill-Free Tool Kit.

Dr. Graves currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina where he writes alternative medical blogs and teaches the Yoga of Sound,  the yoga of music and mantra.


“Dr. Graves has produced a comprehensive guide bringing the reader up from the perils of pills for stress and anxiety, through to the magic of mantra meditation to restore balance.”


“I love this book! It is easy to read, informative and includes links in each chapter to delve deeper into the subject. If you are curious about alternative pain therapies or looking for better pain relief solutions, this book is for you!”


“Great book on holistic pain relief — full of useful tips for those trying to reduce or eliminate pain pills.  I especially liked the links to the guided meditations.”


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Mindfulness Made Easy

Mindfulness means paying attention, on purpose and without judgment, to whatever arises in the present moment.

Healing Mantras

Sanskrit mantras, starting with OM, are sound formulas, packed with energy and intention, that have a profound effect on the body-mind.

Finding Happiness Again

Break free of the emotional pain that is preventing you from finding love, something you may not have thought possible.

Mantra Yoga Workshops

Workshops 2019

Soul Connection Sunday

Hosts: Harrison Graves MD  and

Caroline Van Nort, MA, LPCA, NCC

Caroline Van Nort

Caroline Van Nort

Coming October 13, 2019: 

Healing Mantras for Anxiety

Come join us Sunday October 13,  2019, 10 am – 12 noon, as we connect with our Soul Selves, our true selves, our happy selves.

How?  Through music, chant, and mandala art.

Chant OM and other mantras from the Yoga of Sound tradition — mantras for healing, stress reduction and higher consciousness. Go within, and discover your Soul Self, with Caroline and the expressive arts.

Boone Professional Center, Boone, NC

10 am -12 Noon.

RSVP:  expressiveheartarts.com

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