Dr. Rav Ivker
Holistic Family Physician And Health Educator
Welcome to the DR RAV website. Hi, I’m Dr. Rav. For nearly my entire 5-decade career as a holistic family physician and health educator, I’ve been envisioning a more rejuvenating, compassionate, and healing health care system. I’m thrilled to share this vision with you and to guide you in utilizing the most effective tools and self-care practices for relieving your pain, healing your dis-ease, living the life of your dreams, and feeling fully alive!
Relieve your pain and heal your life.
My personal experience with a severe case of shingles, combined with the thousands of similar success stories I’ve seen from working with more than 7500 chronic pain patients using medical marijuana to relieve their suffering, inspired me to write Cannabis for Chronic Pain.
In the book I guide the reader in the appropriate use of this remarkable medicine for treating twenty of the most common chronic pain conditions – both physical and emotional pain.
“Cannabis for chronic pain presents a long-awaited, rational discussion of the potential of cannabis as a therapeutic tool…”
DAVID PERLMUTTER, MD
Breathe a sigh of relief.
Chronic sinusitis is the world’s most common respiratory condition, making life miserable for millions of sinus sufferers. Since 1988 with the publication of the first of four editions of the bestselling Sinus Survival, I have been continually committed to the process of improving the quality and effectiveness of the holistic Sinus Survival Treatment Program.
It has truly been a privilege and a pleasure working with several thousand of the most challenging sinus patients and helping them to relieve their sinus dis-ease and heal their lives.
“Thank you for the book. I now feel empowered about managing this seemingly uncontrollable aspect of my health.”
RONELLE S., SAN FRANCISCO, CA
For the first 15 years as a family doctor I saw myself as a fixer-of-broken- parts as well as a health educator. But after curing chronic sinusitis in 1987 I realized that I and everyone else have much to learn about creating a state of optimal well-being. Today, holistic (body-mind-spirit) health education is the focus of my practice, this website, and my life. I call it Fully Alive Medicine.