May 16, 2020
"Acupuncture is a healthcare modality. 4 year program of graduate school, similar to Chiropractic and Physical Therapy. It’s also recognized as a medical procedure by most insurance companies, including the VA, which is run by the government."
"Essential services" - how people are being under-served when it comes to their health...


Another week passes, and here we are again!

I hope you are doing well.

This morning colleague Allison Millar, BS, MS, LAc

...joins me to discuss what determines which services are "essential?"

As a licensed acupuncturist, her patients have been left in the dust.

Forced to close since early April, the "loose date" for being allowed to reopen is June 1....

...but there is no guarantee.

Among those she has been unable to treat during this time:

My patients are suffering:

  • I have patients with chronic pain that acupuncture is the only thing that helps. 
  • I treat a patient with Trigeminal Neuralgia every 2 weeks- and he has no symptoms as long as we do this.  He’s been in excruciating pain for over a month, now. Western Medicine could not help him with it for 10+ years. 
  • I treat a teenage boy for debilitating anxiety. It has been awful for him to not have his treatments 
  • I treat not one, but two woman who have recently reversed their diagnoses of cancer while undergoing treatment with me- and we need to continue their progress otherwise, the cancer may come back. 
  • I have a patient who has red burning flaky lips- she is a nurse at a hospital and western medicine couldn’t help her- after 3 sessions, it completely went away, She had been coming once every 2 weeks so we could treat the underlying condition of it, until I had to close. Of course, it came back, and she’s suffering. She needs her treatment! 
  • Another patient- neuropathy of the feet- intense pain and numbness. Based on how long he had it and his other health conditions, I estimated he would need 8-10 sessions. At 6 treatments in, we started making immense progress and he was thrilled! Then, I had to close. 

Allison will be talking with us regarding the situation here in New Hampshire and what we can do to help influence things for the better.

FACE MASKS and why FOR YOUR HEALTH - you need to NOT wear them!

One of my favorite health resources is Russell Blaylock, MD. When I was in college one of his books Excitotoxins - the Taste that Kills - was part of my coursework. He is brilliant and a foremost authority.

I'll be going through his recently published article - Among the risks:

fainting, dizziness, etc.
lowering of immune system response to infection - including Covid
worsening of lung diseases
increase in cancer growth and spread
rebreathing viruses leading to a higher concentration, the key factor in complicated cases


new evidence suggest that in some cases this rebreathing can facilitate movement of the virus into the brain via the olfactory nerves in the nasal passages
Face Masks Pose Serious Risks to the Healthy -
Dr. Russell Blaylock , author of  The Blaylock Wellness Report  newsletter, is a nationally recognized board-certified neurosurgeon, health practitioner, author, and lecturer. He attended the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed his internship and neurological residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. For 26 years, practiced neurosurgery in addition to having a nutritional practice. He recently retired from his neurosurgical duties to devote his full attention to nutritional research. Dr. Blaylock has authored four books, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life, Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients, and his most recent work, Cellular and Molecular Biology of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
More on Masks...
"There's no reason to be walking around with a mask,"  infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci told 60 Minutes.  While masks may block some droplets, Fauci said, they do not provide the level of protection people think they do. Wearing a mask may also have unintended consequences: People who wear masks tend to touch their face more often to adjust them, which can spread germs from their hands."
"Though health officials have warned Americans to prepare for the spread of the novel coronavirus in the U.S., people shouldn’t wear face masks to prevent the spread of the infectious illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. surgeon general."
Tune in again TONIGHT... !
Tonight at 8PM we would be honored if you could join us online for a livestream performance of two warm-hearted and virtuosic pieces by Tchaikovsky & Mendelssohn.
"We are now 2 months into our series of regular livestreams and we want to thank each of you for your loyal support and encouragement during this time. We have a few more weeks of livestreams planned before the end of our scheduled season on June 6. There is plenty more stunning music to explore from the comfort of your own homes and details of what we have coming up are below:"
Covid Corner - Thank you, Big Brother!
While I was putting together this newsletter, I received a notification by Facebook that their Fact Checkers had found inaccurate information in the above article and have labeled it as so on my Facebook page. I'm sure Facebook's Fact Checkers' capabilities pale in comparison to Dr. Blaylock's, (which is why they are fact checkers and not neurosurgeons and authors).

In addition, Dr. David Brownstein, whose work I have highlighted and referenced also, was just this week ordered by the FTC to not publish any information regarding nutritional therapies to help with COVID.
Dear CHM Patients-

I want to let you know that we have been ordered by the FTC to stop making any statements about our treatment protocols of Vitamins A, C and D as well as nutritional IV’s, iodine, ozone and nebulization to support the immune system with respect to Coronavirus Diseases 2019 (COVID-19).

According to this letter:

“It is unlawful under the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C Sec. 41 et seq. to advertise that a product or service can prevent, treat, or cure human disease unless you possess competent and reliable scientific evidence, including, when appropriate, well-controlled human clinical studies, substantiating that the claims are true at the time they are made. For COVID-19, no such study is currently known to exist for the products or services identified above. Thus, any Coronavirus-related prevention or treatment claims regarding such products or services are not supported by competent and reliable scientific evidence. You must immediately cease making all such claims.”
What this means is that I will not be able to blog, post, tweet, email, etc. for awhile.
I want you to know that CHM is NOT closing. I am still here and so are my colleagues. It is my honor to be your doctor.
To All Our Health! ~DrB
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