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When we think about taking care of our health, we always think about our bodies. We try to eat healthily, exercise correctly, and get enough rest. These are all essential steps for better health, but we will not see complete results if we don't give our minds a rest as...

My name is Ivan Figueroa-Otero. I am a retired pediatric surgeon currently licensed and practicing Chinese Medicine and acupuncture. I am also the author of a book series about The School of Life. I want to give you a taste of what my books are all about because I want...

Big Bang - the repressed emotion of love (Yin) that explodes into the Big Bang of love (Yang) because of the need to share the accumulated wisdom of the previous "multiverse."

Our Universe, in its repressed state, is a massive dream state yearning to wake up and share t...

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Welcome to the guilt-buster site! This blog presents my personal views about spirituality and our never-ending search for the answers to three very important questions: Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we heading? These are the questions that started my quest, and they should guide others to formulate and find their unique answers. One thing for certain - guilt only pushes us back. In order to move forward in our journey to return to our origins, we are going to bring that barrier down, together.

Iván Figueroa-Otero M.D. FACS, FAAMA


After graduating from the School of Medicine of the University of PR, Dr. Figueroa-Otero trains as General Surgeon at the University Hospital of the UPR, integrating a one-year fellowship in the study of cancer, and one in experimental research and clinic. Post-graduate studies in Pediatric Surgery at Miami Children’s Hospital and the Hospital of San Juan Municipal Hospital followed.

Looking for non-surgical or less invasive options for pediatric conditions, Dr. Figueroa-Otero explores Eastern philosophies that emphasize a holistic concept. He was one of the first physicians to become certified in medical acupuncture in Puerto Rico, training in traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture with professors from the University of Seville. Eventually, he was certified in medical acupuncture nationwide.​


Currently engaged in his private practice, Dr. Figueroa-Otero continues in his role as an educator, trying to achieve full integration of traditional Chinese acupuncture courses in the curriculum of medical schools, allowing the physicians to be certified both locally and nationally, and to establish clinical research protocols on the use of acupuncture in known conditions compared to the methodology established by modern medicine. Another immediate priority is to incorporate meditation techniques and their role in preventive and therapeutic medicine.

Dr. Figueroa-Otero is the author of the award-winning School of Life trilogy- Spirituality 101: For the Dropouts of The School of Life, Spirituality 1.2: For the Disconnected from The School of Life, and Spirituality 103: The Forgiveness Code.

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