May 2018, Issue 84
The Monthly Jewel
 "The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it." - John Ruskin
Leaky Gut, Leaky Brain

Kalpana (Rose) M. Kumar, M.D.
One of the most frequent and common patient questions continues to be, "What can I do to lose weight?" As a people, we've been frantically following every new diet craze, eating more processed foods, birthing more eating disorders and we are more obese than ever. Dr. Kumar discusses lifestyle choices that cause weight issues, but more importantly result in inflammatory conditions that compromise the gut and  lead to diseases such as leaky gut.  When the gut biome is compromised, brain function is compromised with surprising results...Read more

shared by 
Maryanne Riege, CHHC


"It's a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together!" - Tammy Winkelman

This month we are very pleased to welcome Tammy Winkelman, LMT, RN to our family of complementary practitioners. She has a rich background in healthcare as a Registered Nurse, but her passion is Massage Therapy. Tammy began her interest in bodywork as a nurse case manager in hospice and in-home- care settings; this led her to pursue training as a licensed massage therapist. She loves what she does and always speaks of her profession with enthusiasm and warmth.Prior to joining Ommani her previous clinical massage experience was in a chiropractic office and spa treating acute and chronic conditions. Tammy is also trained as a Reiki II practitioner and uses (when a client is interested) Reiki techniques as the perfect complement to her massage practice. She is dedicated and committed to her client's health and wellbeing.She views a client's massage care as part of their journey to health. She specializes in offering individualized massage sessions to fit each client's unique needs. Your initial session with Tammy will include a review of your health status and a discussion of goals you hope to attain with massage therapy. She knows sometimes that goal will simply be to spend an hour de-stressing under the skilled hands of a relaxing massage. Tammy uses many modalities to meet her clients' needs, including Swedish, cupping, trigger point, neuromuscular, deep tissue, Reiki, hot towels, hot stones, and essential oils.

She holds a license through the State of Wisconsin for Massage Therapy, and is certified by the
Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals.

Don't delay in scheduling your massage with Tammy. Call our office at 262.695.5311 to do so. She has office hours on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and some Saturdays.

Acupuncture - Frequently Asked Questions

Aimee Brown, LAc, MSOM

 Are you curious about acupuncture, but "afraid of needles" or "afraid it will hurt?" Join the club, you're among the group of most people who haven't realized the broad range of acupuncture healthcare benefits. Did you know acupuncture needles are very different from needles used in other medical care /lab applications? They are solid, like a fine wire or hair; nothing to fear.  Read on for an overview of common questions asked by first-time acupuncture patients. 
The Language of Symptoms

David Johnson, Certified Classical Homeopath

Do you think of symptoms as "bad" and their disappearance as "good?"  Medical research in the 1970s-1980s has demonstrated uncomfortable symptoms aren't bad, but are our body's attempt to restore balance. David Johnson describes how the homeopath looks at our "expert" experience of our own specific symptoms as a key to determining the remedy. Read more
To all the wonderful Moms in our Ommani family who strive to do their best every day. 
Workshops and Classes:

"Let's Be Real"...How to Live an Authentic Life - 
with Mary Brill, LCSW
Approved and highly recommended by 
Drs. Rose Kumar, MD and Boris Matthews, PhD, LCSW  
A workshop beginning September 7, 2018

You get to a point where the old life no longer works. 

This group offers you an opportunity to open your heart, enliven your body, engage your
mind, and deepen @ soul level. The possibilities are limitless when group energy
collides with intent. It takes courage to express your dreams, desires, and what you
yearn for. It involves accepting support to bring your aspirations into form. It requires clearing obstacles that get in your way.

Dates: 9/7/18- 11/16/18
Day: 6 alternate Friday's
Time: 10:30AM-12:30PM
Fee: $95/session - total fee of $570 must be paid before September 7th
Register via email  -

Mary Brill, LCSW is an experienced psychotherapist who uses her skills in problem
solving and mentoring to help people develop their inner resources. She has lead national and international seminars and tours focused on personal growth, dreams, feminine wisdom and spirituality. She is known for her unique ability to tame the inner critic and foster self-acceptance.  

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