ilumina Healing Sanctuary
7520 East Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
602.957.2602




In This Issue:
Some Clinic News to Share
As summer approaches and schedules fill, we wanted to share with you some plans for the next couple of months. Our fearless leader, Dana Price, DOM, L.Ac., FABORM, will be taking some much earned time off. She will be out of the office May 15 through the 30, June 16 through the 27, and July 15 through the 23. We are well prepared with some very helpful coverage during those times so that treatment plans can be maintained.  Ann Rea L.Ac.  and Jennifer Rockrich L.Ac. will be taking established patient appointments. Both have excellent training and experience and have been chosen and trusted by Dana to take exceptional care of her patients.

Feel free to review Ann and Jennifer's bios on our website.   

It is our goal to make the schedule as seamless as can be and to have as many opportunities for appointments as possible.
Give the Gift of Wellness and Relaxation for Mother's Day

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Don't forget! Mother's Day is on May 11th. We offer Gift Certificates for any service or amount to give the perfect gift tailored to everyone's needs. Give us a call or stop in today so we can help make gift giving easier.

Is It Gluten Sensitivity or Celiac?

For the past 25 years I have treated patients who present with a varied list of complaints that may include: IBS, gas, abdominal bloating, diarrhea, constipation, headaches, migraines, difficulty loosing weight, painful periods, frequent miscarriages, fatigue, heartburn, anemia, poor memory, and dizziness. Now, when I see a combination of any of these symptoms and/or the patient has a first degree relative diagnosed with Celiac, I consider the possibility that it may be Celiac Disease.

"Signs of celiac disease vary widely, and sometimes there are none at all," says Jane Anderson. For more information, visit this very informative article for a comprehensive list of possible symptoms of celiac disease.

"Celiac Disease screening should focus on kids with IBS." A recent study, published online by The Journal of the American Medical Association, reports that "Findings suggest that children with irritable bowel syndrome were four times more likely to have celiac disease than general pediatric population."
Patient Testimonials
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Have you had a great experience at ilumina? We would love to hear from you! 
 
We are looking for testimonials for our website to give the community an idea of what ilumina has to offer. You can share your thoughts on any treatments you have received with any practitioner.
 
You can remain anonymous or simply leave your initials and location. We would sincerely appreciate any feedback you can offer. 
 
Please email responses to: office@iluminahealing.com
ilumina Welcomes a New Practitioner
Jennifer Rockrich is the newest addition to the highly educated and professional acupuncturists at ilumina. Her primary role is an on call acupuncturist in the rotation to attend pre- and post-transfer services at the Reproductive Endocrinology clinics in the Valley. She also fills in at the clinic for Dana and Catherine while they are out of the office. Jennifer creates a healing and relaxing environment for her patients while providing excellent acupuncture and Chinese medical care.

"Acupuncture is my passion. I've spent the last 15 years watching it restore health and change lives. In 2013, I was drawn to reinvent my acupuncture practice by pursuing a degree in nursing with the desire to better learn the language of western medicine and bridge the gap between the two worlds. I look forward to focusing my practice on women's health and expanding my repertoire of treatment options to provide truly holistic care."

Jennifer received a Bachelor's degree from Northern Arizona University in 1995 and a Master's degree in Acupuncture from Bastyr University in 1999. She has been nationally certified by the NCCAOM and licensed in Arizona since 1999. In the fall of 2014 Jennifer will complete her Associate's Degree in Nursing and receive her R.N. Jennifer plans to continue on to a Master's program in Nurse Midwifery and Doctorate in Nursing Practice in January of 2015.

    Staying Hydrated During the Summer Months  

Living in the hot and dry desert climate is tough on the body and it is easy to become dehydrated. So how much water and fluids should we be drinking in a day? Studies have produced varying recommendations and your water needs depend on many factors including the climate, how active you are, and your health status including pregnancy.

Water is your body's principal chemical component and makes up about 60 percent of your body weight. Every system in your body depends on water. For example, water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues. Lack of water can lead to dehydration, a condition that occurs when you don't have enough water in your body to carry out normal functions. Even mild dehydration can drain your energy and make you tired.

The Institute of Medicine determined that an adequate intake (AI) for men is roughly 3 liters (about 13 cups) of total beverages a day. The AI for women is 2.2 liters (about 9 cups) of total beverages a day but that is for someone living in a temperate climate not doing outdoor activity in the heat. So for us Phoenicians, these guidelines should be the minimum.
Using Massage to Improve Your Health
Therapeutic massage has been used for centuries to improve overall health, reduce stress and relieve muscle tension. Massage during pregnancy can also do the same.

Research is proving that prenatal massage is an important part of prenatal care. Studies indicate that massage performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pain, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health.

 

Prenatal massage can be received at any point during the first, second or third trimesters. It is important to seek a trained, experienced Massage Therapist that is aware of the sensitive pressure points that can stimulate pelvic muscles, including the uterus.

 

We have many different options to accommodate our prenatal clients wishing to receive prenatal massage at ilumina. Audrey will make sure you are comfortable throughout the entire massage and address your specific needs throughout your pregnancy.

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massage when you refer a friend

To thank all patients who tell their friends and family about the health benefits of massage and acupuncture, we would like to reward them with a complimentary 30 minute massage. After your friend completes their first appointment, we will mail you a gift certificate to thank you! Call 602-957-2602 for more details.
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