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Announcing New Stategic Alliances

Posted By Administration, Friday, February 1, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Irvine, Calif -- The American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), a leading provider of integrative medicine, today announced a strategic alliance with Natural Standard and Doctor's Data, Inc and the unveiling of a new member benefit for ACAM members.

The new ACAM-DDI-Natural Standard member portal will allow ACAM members to have access to some of the most robust research tools in the alternative medicine arena.

"We are thrilled to be able to provide this new member benefit at no cost to our ACAM members," stated Michael Boutot, Executive Director for ACAM. He continues, "ACAM is thrilled about this joint venture relationship with both Natural Standard and Doctor's Data, Inc. and is looking forward to a long lasting relationship with both organizations."

About Natural Standard:

Natural Standard is an international multidisciplinary collaboration that includes contributors from more than 100 eminent academic institutions. Research teams systematically gather scientific data and expert opinions to develop comprehensive monographs that are designed to facilitate clinical decision making. For each therapy, the available scientific evidence of effectiveness is evaluated using the Natural Standard Evidence-Based Validated Grading Rationale™. All monographs undergo blinded peer review prior to inclusion in Natural Standard databases. Scott Wolter, national director for Natural Standard stated "It has been a pleasure working with ACAM and DDI. We are excited that we are able to provide our resource to ACAM members." Wolter continues, "ACAM members will now have access to the most comprehensive database of high-quality, evidence-based systematic reviews on dietary supplements and CAM therapies. Our database is a clinical decision support tool that is designed to advise clinicians and researchers on the safety and efficacy of herbs, supplements, vitamins, diets, nutrition, exercise, and complementary practices and modalities." For more information about Natural Standard visit www.naturalstandard.com.

About Doctor's Data, Inc.:

Doctor's Data, Inc., (DDI) an independent clinical laboratory with over 40 years' experience, provides specialty laboratory testing and services for healthcare practitioners worldwide. DDI's tests are utilized in the assessment, detection, prevention, and treatment of heavy metal burden, nutritional deficiencies, gastrointestinal function, cardiovascular risk, metabolic abnormalities, and diseases of environmental origin.Darrell Hickok, President and CEO of DDI states "we are very pleased to continue our ongoing support of ACAM and its members. This educational tool can provide relevant and rapid information for physicians as needed.” For more information about DDI visitwww.doctorsdata.com.

About The American College for Advancement in Medicine:

The American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating physicians and other health care professionals on the safe and effective application of integrative medicine. ACAM's healthcare model focuses on prevention of illness and a strive for total wellness. ACAM is the voice of integrative medicine; our goals are to improve physician skills, knowledge and diagnostic procedures as they relate to integrative medicine; to support integrative medicine research; and to provide education on current standard of care as well as additional approaches to patient care. ACAM enables members of the public to connect with physicians who take an integrative approach to patient care and empowers individuals with information about integrative medicine treatment options.Celebrating now more than 40 years of service, ACAM represents nearly 700 medical professionals in 28 countries. ACAM is the largest and oldest organization of its kind in the world dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of the integrative medicine industry.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.acam.org.

Contact:
American College for Advancement in Medicine
8001 Irvine Center Drive; Suite 825
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: (949) 309-3520
E-mail: info@acam.org
Web: www.acam.org

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Fighting Colds and Flu Naturally

Posted By Anette Mnabhi, DO, Friday, January 25, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

How many viruses does it take to get sick?

JUST 3!

Simple steps you can take to help your body!

These foundation steps are critical to building and restoring your immune function. Nothing can replace the basics. No pill can take the place of what the body needs to build and repair itself.

The Foundation

Water, Water, Water

  • Humidify the air at home and work!
  • Stay Well Hydrated! Drink 8-10 glasses daily!
  • Handwashing–wash those germs away!

SLEEP

  • 7-8 hours average
  • 9-10 for people with chronic health concerns

AVOID SUGAR

  • Sugar paralyzes your white blood cells

REGULAR EXERCISE

  • Strengthens your immune system

A Positive Attitude

  • "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine”
  • Positive attitude boosts your immune function

Foods & Nutrients To Boost Immune Function

  • Zinc
    • Beans, Nuts (such as pumpkin seeds)
  • Vitamin C
    • Citrus Fruits, Kiwi, Strawberries, Red and Green Peppers, Tomatoes, Cantaloupe
  • Garlic and Onions
    • Antibacterial
    • Antiviral
    • Increase the activity of NK cells and T-helper cells
  • Fresh Oregano and Thyme
  • Fresh Ginger
    • Honey Ginger Tea
  • Vitamin D3
  • North American Gingseng
  • Probiotics

This is a great little recipe to try when you feel something coming on. If it is too strong you can always dilute more and drink more. Take as you would an antibiotic, ate least twice daily and better if 3-4 times a day.

RUSSIAN PENICILLEN

16 ounces pineapple juice

8-10 garlic cloves (a small bulb of garlic)

Blend well and drink as needed.

Here is a nice little recipe for your own essential oil hand sanitizer. Gentle on the hands, but effective.

Home Made Hand Sanitizer Recipe

4oz glass spray bottle

Sterile water

1 Tsp aloe vera gel

5 drops each of these essential oils:

Cinnamon, clove, rosemary, eucalyptus

10 drops of lemon or wild orange essential oil.

Shake gently and use 2-3 sprays on hands as needed.

For natural decongestant effect crush these fresh herbs and put into a bowl of hot steaming water, cover your head with a towel, and enjoy the soothing natural decongestant effects.

Decongestant Herbs:

Eucalyptus, Thyme, Rosemary, Peppermint

Staying well is a challenge when the cold and flu is raging all around you, but keeping your immune system healthy by getting the basics in, like sleep, good nutrition, and staying well hydrated goes a long way to staying fit and healthy.

Be well!

Dr. Anette

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How to Make Your Business Card Work Harder for You

Posted By Wendy Bauerschmidt, Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A business card may be a small piece of real estate - but if used well, it can have a huge impact on your business. Unfortunately, many doctors’ business cards are formal and nondescript. That is a shame because your business card can be one of your least expensive and most effective marketing tools.

You can spend a ton of money on design and printing. There are also online design and print options that are quite reasonable. Either way, the look & feel of your card should fit with the overall image that you want for your practice. It is also helpful if there is consistency with the look of your website and other marketing materials.

Some marketers suggest including your photo. Statistics show that a business card with a photo is retained more than one that doesn’t include one. Other strategies include vertical rather than horizontal orientation, curved edges and other designs so that the card catches attention and is memorable. Memorable is good. For an Integrative Physician, a business card that is memorable because it powerfully connects with your ideal patients is even better.

Why Do Patients Come to See You?

One of the best ways to use your business card to engage with potential patients is to include one carefully crafted line encapsulating the benefits that a patient, preferably your ideal patient, receives by working with you.

You may think that patients come to see you because you uncover and resolve the root cause of their symptoms. That is only part of the reason. The real reason that they come to see you is for what gets to happen for them as a result. Appeal directly to this desire and your business card will stand out from the pack. Try this exercise to help you get to the core reason that patients come to see you:

I help ___________, so that they can ___________________________.

In the first blank fill in who you work with – you looked at this in the last post. Is it children, athletes, over-40 men and women, menopausal women?

In the second part, describe how their life is changed by working with you.

Once you have your main benefit or benefits, include it in a prominent place on your card. The back side of the card is often unused real estate that can be used for this purpose.

Please share your ideas & experiences with business cards that you have found effective or that work for you.

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A Simple Marketing Tip that is Hard for Some Doctors

Posted By Wendy Bauerschmidt, Monday, October 1, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

"Honey, do you have any of my business cards?” My husband Mike asked at a recent dinner party we attended. As I have many times before, I pulled out the card holder with his cards that I always carry in my purse and handed him a few.

I have learned to always have some of my husband’s business cards in my purse, stash some in the glove compartment of his car, my car and in a drawer of the console next to our front door so that we (translation – I) can grab some on the way out the door.

A common tool, if not badge of identity, for the corporate professional, it was hard for me to understand why it is not second nature for my husband to carry his business card. I have observed this phenomenon is true of many physicians I have met, regardless of their specialty.

My husband explains that as an ER doctor cards weren’t necessary – people were literally dying to see him. Other specialists are accustomed to getting all the referrals they need from insurance provider lists. An integrative medicine practice is different. Since patients often pay out of pocket, you have to convince them to invest their hard earned cash. A well designed business card can be the first step in the process of getting a prospective patient to know, like and trust you.

In the next post we will talk about how to design your business cards that will have patients hungry to see you – without appearing cheesy or salesy.

In the meantime, please share tips on how you remember to carry your business cards or where you stash them so that you always have them readily available.

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You're Invited to ACAM Member's Grand Opening

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Join ACAM Member Sushma Bahl, MD at the Grand Opening of American Integrated Medicine and Aesthetics Center | September 27, 2012 | 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Please RSVP by September 27 to sb@drsbahlimw.com

(4:30pm Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - San Gabriel Valley Chamber of Commerce)

Dr. Sushma Bahl will help you repair your health by restoring balance between different body systems. Her cutting edge Functional Medicine approach is to treat disease from the root cause by natural therapies. Dr. Bahl specializes in Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine and is certified in assessment and management of Fibromyalgia by FACSUF.

Dr. Bahl is also certified in facial aesthetics, Botox, fillers, acne treatment and laser treatment. Her expertise in aesthetics helps her patients achieve excellent results.

www.drsbahlimw.com

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Interview with Hormone Speaker Ty Vincent, MD

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
ACAM: You’ve lived in Alaska your whole life, and now you practice there, have you seen a growing trend toward complementary, alternative and integrative medicine?

Dr. Vincent: I’ve been practicing medicine here in Wasilla, Alaska since 2005 and in that amount of time I have seen an increase. We’ve had a naturopath move into town and we have two acupuncturists that currently work out of my clinic. There are also practitioners that do energy medicine, colon hydrotherapy, body wraps and other things that could be considered on the health and wellness continuum. We also probably have more chiropractors than we do primary care physicians in the area. So, I’d say although this region tends to be pretty politically conservative it is surprisingly embracing of integrative medicine.

ACAM: Your bio says that even before you went to medical school you had an interest in complementary and alternative medicine, did that prompt you to go to medical school?

Dr. Vincent: No, but it also did not discourage me. Whereas, if I knew then what I know now I unfortunately probably would have been discouraged to go to MD medical school. I was kind of naive before going in, not knowing that original thought was discouraged and that alternative medicine was completely shunned and not embraced. Since I had the interest before I got into medical school I was able to maintain that perspective and keep an open mind and learn everything truly good that conventional medicine had to offer me, so that I could then add to that later on and I could learn more in addition to it. I certainly do not discard what I learned in conventional medical training in my current practice.

ACAM: Where did you get additional training in integrative medicine from?

Dr. Vincent: During the last year of my family medicine residency in Anchorage I had the opportunity to train in acupuncture through the Helms Medical Institute. Learning acupuncture opened up my mind and my world to the concepts of Chinese Medicine and how the diagnostics are completely different and yet it works extremely well. It was my first exposure to an integrative or alternative medicine technique.

The same organization offered a training course in Chinese herbal medicine. When I finished the acupuncture course I took the Chinese herbal medicine curriculum and I learned how to use patent herbal formulas to help people with various things and then combined that with acupuncture.

I also decided to learn about nutrition which had always made sense to me as being one of the most important things. In my search online for nutrition books I found the Institute for Functional Medicine’s (IFM) nutritional textbook for clinicians. I read it and got really excited because it talked about things in the way that I thought they should be discussed in terms of how the body actually works and what it takes to make the body work right. Then I found that they had a textbook of functional medicine and I got that book and read almost the entire thing in about a month. I started going to IFM conferences and through that network I discovered the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, ACAM and the Autism Research Foundation. So, I started attending lots of different conferences with these different groups. Then I found a hormone training conference which interested me because I learned through some other exposure that hormones seem to be important. I did a more formal hormone therapy training through the International Hormone Society in the beginning of 2007 and then started doing a lot of hormone therapy, which is now the subject of the course that I helped set up at ACAM.

I’ve gathered education and material from all kinds of different organizations and lots of conferences, reading journals, researching things online and there really isn’t a comprehensive place to learn everything at this point, which people ask me all the time. Medical students and residents ask me, ‘Where can you go to learn integrative medicine,’ and there isn’t one single place. My hope would be that ACAM could become that single place, where we could offer workshops and ongoing longitudinal educational experiences and the things that give you everything you really need to know to be a very functional integrative medical practitioner. I think that ACAM does the best job out there so far.


ACAM: Is your practice mainly hormones patients?

Dr. Vincent: No, I’m a family practitioner by board training. I used to deliver babies, perform colonoscopies and a very broad spectrum of family medicine. Now that my practice is sort of specialized, I see people who have chronic medical complaints that other doctors haven’t been able to figure out and a lot of times hormones are involved. I also deal a lot with autoimmune disease and immune system problems, gastrointestinal problems, and other sort of functional disorders. I see all kinds of chronic illness, but in the majority of chronic illness problems people come in with including fatigue syndromes and other things I see hormones as playing a role.

ACAM: Do you see the interest in HRT growing by both patients and practitioners?

Dr. Vincent: I do. Hormones are in the mainstream media, in mainstream reading and people are talking about the subject, especially women. Now women in our society feel much more empowered, they feel like they have a voice and that they can come in and get their needs met better than they used to. A lot of the patients I see come in wanting hormonal things, specifically women, and they have already read books and done research. So, it’s definitely something that’s increasing in public awareness. I think the approach integrative medicine should take is to appeal to the consumer. It is a consumer industry, but it’s still up to the physician or practitioner to know what is safe in terms of hormone therapy, know how to answer questions correctly and know how to steer therapy decisions. It’s important to try to accomplish the goals and the needs that the patient comes in with, which are often different than what I think the patient ought to do. So, we have to figure out where we can agree.

ACAM: Since Summer Camp last year, how has the Hormones program changed?

Dr. Vincent: At Summer Camp in Fort Lauderale it was a one man show where I was tasked with trying to put together a comprehensive hormone curriculum workshop in one day. I did brief overview lectures on every major hormonal topic in a 7 hour lecture period.

Then for the San Diego conference, which was this past May, there was a team of us that put the workshop together. We chose speakers from outside of ACAM and we had two days of workshop to put together, so we could really address things in greater depth and detail and with a variety of speakers. At the conclusion, we had panel discussions with the multiple speakers and it was certainly a very different format that I think was much better for everybody. It’s nice to get different opinions, views and fields of medicine where everybody has their own take on things.

The course we’re planning for November in Las Vegas is going to be a similar format. There will be a number of speakers and we’re going to try and cover material in a more basic format. In San Diego we weren’t really sure what the audience was looking for persay and we weren’t sure what level they were coming in at, so we put together a workshop that we thought covered material that was important. Some of the feedback from attendees suggested that we should probably make it a little more basic for people that are coming in with no previous hormone training whatsoever. We decided that was a good idea, so down the road we’re going to try to do a basic workshop one time and then the second offering of the year will be a more advanced workshop on the same types of topics. So, this November will be our first time doing what we consider the more basic workshop.

We really want people to come who have preexisting knowledge on hormone therapy and we want people with no knowledge of hormone therapy. I think there is something in it for everyone who attends. We also really want feedback to tell us how to better teach the course as time goes by because this is a really important aspect of medicine that is involved with the majority of my patient care experiences. It’s one of the most powerful tools we have in integrative medicine so I think it’s an important thing to continue to fine tune for our attendees.

ACAM: If someone took the Hormones course in San Diego, what is something new they can expect in Las Vegas?

Dr. Vincent: This time I’m doing the thyroid lecture, we don’t have an outside person giving it. In San Diego there was some very obvious disagreement between myself and the speaker we had for the thyroid talk. I’m also giving the lectures on women’s hormone replacement and Matthew Cavaiola is giving the men’s hormone lecture instead of me. Basically we have some different speakers giving different talks this time. We are also taking a more basic approach. We’re going to step back and take a little more of a basic, concise and clear approach to understanding hormone replacement. Hopefully it will be more clear and it will be more user friendly and it will leave plenty of time for question and answer and we’re going to try and have things be a little more case based as we do each presentation also. There are a few changes we’ve made and they’re all based on attendee feedback from San Diego.

ACAM: What is one thing you want attendees to take away from your lectures?

Dr. Vincent: That the issue is extremely complex and it requires them to think on their feet. There isn’t one way to do it, there is no protocol for hormone replacement. You have no idea what’s going to happen to any given individual when you give them a hormone no matter what their laboratory data shows or what their symptoms were. Every time you give someone hormone therapy you have to pay really close attention and follow them clinically based on their response. There’s no ‘cookbook’ way to do it. So, the way I teach this material is from a conceptual basis and that it’s complete chaos which is disconcerting for some people but that’s really too bad because that’s just the way it is. People really want to have clear cut answers and a protocol and an algorithm and that has to go out the window when you start doing hormone replacement therapy. I have a lot to say about what can happen when you start doing hormone therapy, but it’s certainly not the gospel and everybody has to go forth and gain experience and do their own learning on their own beyond that.

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ACAM Welcomes New President and CEO Neal Speight, MD

Posted By Liz Pullman, Thursday, January 12, 2012
Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014

Irvine, Calif -- The American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) is pleased to welcome new President and CEO Neal Speight, MD.

Neal Spieght, MD will serve as the organization’s leader from 2012 to 2014. He follows in the footsteps of Eleanor Hynote, MD who has lead ACAM for the last two years.

"Dr. Speight has been a longtime member of ACAM and we are pleased to see him step into this new leadership role," said Rachel Weaver, Director of Education and Operations for ACAM.

Dr. Speight has been a member of ACAM for 14 years and has served on ACAM’s Board of Directors since 2000. His practice is in Matthews, North Carolina where he applies nutritional and environmental approaches in the treatment of his patients. Among the patients he sees are people suffering from fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, depression, neurodegenerative diseases, hormone imbalances and lyme disease.

Dr. Speight did his undergraduate work in chemistry at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He attended medical school at East Carolina School of Medicine and completed his residency at University of South Carolina-Columbia. He is board certified in Family Medicine and has additional training in metal toxicology and integrative medicine. He is a member of the American Board of Family Medicine. Additionally, for five years he served as an assistant professor at Capitol University of Integrative Medicine in Washington, DC.

About ACAM: The American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) is a not-for-profit Organization dedicated to educating physicians and other health care professionals on the safe and effective application of integrative medicine. ACAM's healthcare model focuses on prevention of illness and a strive for total wellness. ACAM is the voice of integrative medicine; our goals are to improve physician skills, knowledge and diagnostic procedures as they relate to integrative medicine; to support integrative medicine research; and to provide education on current standard of care as well as additional approaches to patient care.

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5 Questions to Ask a Potential Practice Website Vendor

Posted By Drew McGray, Monday, August 1, 2011
Updated: Tuesday, February 4, 2014

As healthcare continues to be transformed by technology; refreshing or completely re-architecting your practice's website might be on your radar. Unless you have an in-house marketing team, you will probably be outsourcing your website design and production to a third party. How do you know who is going to deliver the most return on your investment? Here are five question to ask any potential vendor.

1.) Have you done this before?A provider that has experience in producing web properties for small business is probably a good fit. However, you want to be sure you are not their "guinea pig" and that they have experience in crafting websites that mesh well with your practice.

2.) What tools will be included for my patients? You want your website to be able to meet several objectives in order to make it relevant to your patient base. These objectives are:

  • Communicate information about your services offered and who you are.
  • Secure your practice's contact information, generate driving directions and provide hours of operation.
  • Allow people to contact your front office easily via web form.

Optionally you can give patients the ability to:

  • Book appointments online
  • Confirm appointments online
  • Cancel appointments online
  • Order supplements from your website

There are numerous companies that provide these optional tools that will transform your website from an information-only page to an interactive website.

3.) I have a change. How do I go about making edits? You don't want to have to call your web designer to make edits to your site and you want the ability to update information instantly. For this reason, its important you select a provider who can implement a Content Management System as opposed to simply building you practice a website. A CMS allows you to edit various parts of your website without having to know any code or programming language. It's basically as simple as editing a Word document and pushing "publish." In the case of CMS, simple is best. Ask your perspective web designer to demo a few systems for you.

4.) Can you work with my budget? A lot pricing in the website production industry is arbitrary. I recommend you be upfront with your website budget and have the provider quote products and services in that budget. Reject any supplementary marketing services they may offer (SEO / SEM) and focus on building a great web property.

5.) What sort of user engagement can I expect from the site?If your potential provider even flinches at this question, drop them. A good website developer knows that the focus of any website is on the visitor. They should answer this question with lots of good information related to engagement, conversion and functionality. If they do, they are probably worthy of further consideration.

Providers to consider:

Questions? Want us to help you? Our member-services team will be glad to provide you with a referral or review a proposal. Send to membership@acam.org

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Myasthenia Gravis Treated with ONDAMED's Biofeedback Device

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014

Study done by William P. Work, MD

Patient: J.P., a 60 year old female, born on May 26, 1950, had 17 treatments as of March 26, 2010. 

Diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis (MG) after initial testing in her 40s for Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Symptoms included:

  • Muscle weakness over whole body increasing with use
  • Drooping eyelid on right side
  • Sagging face on right side
  • Lack of facial expression on right side
  • Weakness of the hand muscles
  • Extreme tiredness in daytime
  • Sleep disturbance at night
  • Equilibrium/Balance problems

J.P. experienced severe muscle weakness, drooping of right eyelid, sagging of right side of face and urgency incontinence. She didn't sleep well at night, but was sleepy during the day requiring frequent naps lasting more than one hour at a time. She was lethargic and had problems with balance, falling frequently.

ONDAMED treatments were started on January 18, 2010 at Ultimate Living Medical Clinic in Fresno, California. She received three treatments before I began seeing her on February 3, 2010. By her fifth treatment with ONDAMED, she started resting better. By March, she reported sleeping six hours a night undisturbed. The muscle tone of her face has greatly improved. (See comparison pictures.)


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On March 10, I used the Program 160 on Janice. Immediately following the treatment, I gave her the treated bottle of water as usual only I forgot to open it for her. I usually opened the bottles because she had no hand strength to do so herself. J.P. took the bottle and without thinking, she opened the bottle. On a whim, she tried to walk one foot in front of the other, like a drunk-test, and was amazed she could do so for a few steps without stumbling or losing her balance.

On March 15, I began a 10-treatment protocol for her to address her main complaint - MG. J.P. started feeling more energetic and had to hold herself back from overdoing it. By the sixth treatment of the protocol, she reported not napping during the day at all, able to walk the drunk-test for seven steps without falling or losing her balance, and she had a bright, cheery attitude.

By treatment eight, she was sleeping six hours a night, undisturbed with no daytime napping. Her balance had improved to where she could walk the drunk-test for 20 feet without faltering and J.P. could stand on her tiptoes.

 


Treatment nine, March 26, 2010, J.P. complained of muscle soreness in her right arm and shoulder, and in her buttocks. The day before she played catch with her kids, something that she hasn't done for years. Her soreness came from running after the ball and pitching balls back - all without falling.

Treatment ten, March 29, 2010. J.P. said she thinks all the extra activity has caught up with her. She was feeling like she needed a nap today. She was having some trouble with motor function of her legs. I finished the first round of specialized treatments for her. Next treatment will be on Wednesday this week.

We started a second intense protocol session with J.P., altering the treatment programs to just four programs each day. The programs used were 47, 48, 160 and 170 alternating to 47, 112, 160, 100 every other day.

Treatment one, March 30, 2010. Motor function returned to her legs after last week's treatment.

Treatment two, March 31, 2010. She slept soundly the night before; said she didn't even hear her husband snoring nor his morning alarm. That is not usual for her.

Treatment five, April 5, 2010. J.P. reported sleeping very well, 1 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Treatment seven, April 8, 2010. J.P. said she was having some breathing/asthma issues the night before so I added programs 102 and 113. She was able to take deep breaths after the treatment.

Treatment eight, April 9, 2010. I added program 113 to the scheduled protocol for today.

Treatment ten, April 13, 2010. This is the last treatment in second course of MG protocol.

Patient left for vacation the week of April 19, 2010.

May 3, 2010. J.P. took a week-long vacation in Laughlin, Nevada. I saw her for treatment Monday, May 3. She had a good time on vacation, not experiencing any setback with the MG. She said it took her two days to recuperate, but that was characterized by sleep and in bed for two days. The third day, she said she was full of energy and ready for almost anything.

Her treatment was over a week after she returned. She had a treatment Friday, April 15, before she left for vacation on the week of April 19. J.P. went 15 days until her next treatment without any perceived loss of the previously attained results. Treatments are resuming at the frequency of three times weekly.

Current programs used are 47, 52, 113, and 160.

June 9, 2010 - The patient recently had a bad case of asthmatic bronchitis. She has asthma and deals with chronic bronchitis frequently. She related that she ended up in the hospital this last time. The doctors were concerned that the condition was heart related. After diagnostic procedure, it was determined she has COPD and a slightly enlarged heart. She was previously diagnosed by her cardiologist with arrhythmia that requires medication.

She went to see her cardiologist June 8 because of the enlarged heart finding. He determined the slight enlargement was due to her severe coughing spells. He was impressed though with his findings concerning the arrhythmia. Apparently, the condition is improving to where the medication needs adjusting. He is now aware of the use of Ondamed on the patient and accepts that it is affecting the condition of her heart. 

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For more information please visit: www.ondamed.net, or contact us at: 1-845-534-0456, email: support@ondamed.net.

 

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