ilumina Healing Sanctuary
7520 East Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

In This Issue:

  Heart Health to Beat the Statistic

     A surprising health statistic from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute shows heart disease to be the number one killer for women in the U.S. One in four women die from the disease.  
   At ilumina, we treat many of the factors that put women at risk for developing  heart disease. Stress, depression, anxiety, hypertension, insomnia, high cholesterol, and weight issues are all considered to be contributory factors and are effectively treated with acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Let us help you foster your heart health. It is not just a problem for men and it is never too early to take care of your heart.
     Catherine Travis treats all stages of health and well-being in men and women. Drawing upon 25 years of experience, she understands each patient's concerns and medical histories. Treatment plans are designed individually and explained to allow the patient to be an actively involved in the process of finding optimal balance and health.
Heart Healthy Recipe
A recipe we love for heart health is Salmon With Bok Choy and Apple Slaw by Charlyne Mattox of Real Simple Magazine. Research shows strong evidence that Omega-3s EPA and DHA are very important in a balanced diet and can help lower triglycerides and blood pressure.

Serves: 4 

Hands-On Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes



* 1 teaspoon olive oil

* 1 1/4 pounds skinless salmon filet, cut into 4 pieces

* kosher salt and black pepper

* 1/2 head bok choy, thinly sliced (about 6 cups)

* 1 red apple, cut into bite-size pieces

* 4 scallions, thinly sliced

1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice



1. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Season the salmon with � teaspoon each salt and pepper and cook until opaque throughout, 3 to 4 minutes per side.


2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, toss the bok choy, apple, and scallions with the yogurt, lemon juice, � teaspoon salt, and � teaspoon pepper. Serve with the salmon.

ilumina Business Hours
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Please note that while these are our standard office hours, on occasion we may not be open during these times. Please give us a call before stopping by. Our practitioners see clients by appointment only. 

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Chinese Medicine and High Blood Pressure


     High blood pressure, or hypertension, affects 76.4 million in the United States. If left untreated, it can cause damage to the heart and coronary arteries, stroke, kidney disease, vision loss, erectile dysfunction, memory loss, fluid in the lungs, angina, and peripheral artery disease.  Risks associated with hypertension include:  age, heredity, gender (male), overweight or obesity, smoking, high cholesterol, diabetes, and physical inactivity. 

     Both Chinese and Allopathic medicine agree that lifestyle changes are very important. Dietary changes including the reduction of sodium, getting regular physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight, managing stress, avoiding tobacco smoke, and limiting intake of alcohol are recommended.  In addition, Chinese medicine also recommends avoiding MSG, baking soda, meat, fat, aged foods, diet soft drinks, preservatives, sugar substitutes, meat tenderizers, spicy foods, and soy sauce. Over the counter medications that contain ibuprofen should also be avoided. 

     There are nine different subcategories of hypertension in Chinese medicine and each are treated uniquely utilizing acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Included in these subcategories are the common overstressed type with red face, anger and insomnia; a pattern that is specific to perimenopausal hypertension in women; one associated with the hardening and inflammation of arteries; and another associated with the elderly. 

     Depending on the stage and presentation of hypertension Chinese medicine can be used alone or in conjunction with Allopathic medicine for treatment. Catherine Travis treats many forms of hypertension with success and Dana Price specializes in hypertension during pregnancy.

ilumina at Fertility Treatment Center 
For a few weeks now, Dr. Dana Price has been offering her supportive acupuncture treatments to the Fertility Treatment Center in Scottsdale as the relationship between her and Dr. Behera has grown.  


We are offering a special rate of $85 for follow-up treatment at this new location on Wednesday afternoons. You do not need to be a patient of FTC to be treated there.

Their office is located in the Pima Medical Pavilion at 8415 N. Pima Road Suite 290, Scottsdale, AZ 85258.  All scheduling and billing will be completed through ilumina. Please call us at 602-957-2602 to schedule or change appointments.
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Scheduling Freedom

Would it be beneficial for you to be able to schedule, change, or cancel your appointments 24 hours a day 7 days a week? We are busy with our new system, MindBody, so we can offer that service for you soon.  


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