WELCOME TO LESSONS: SCHOOL OF LIFE
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.