November 2016, Issue 66
The Monthly Jewel
You will ultimately have to let go of all your self-images 
to be free.  Christopher Wallis

Feminine Principal: A Political Wake Up Call

Kalpana (Rose) M. Kumar, M.D.
The current election climate is revealing many hidden questions our culture needs to confront.  Dr. Kumar writes about a vital dynamic of concern -- Feminine and Masculine principle.  She speaks of the cultural disharmony between these principles and the resultant diseases of our body/mind/spirit. The election highlights this unprecedented crossroad upon which we stand.  Our fear keeps us stuck - can we view the political nominees as mirrors of our own personal/collective shadow and step into the light to heal? Read more...

Cumin - an antioxidant powerhouse and this month's featured ingredient.



Novel Supplements for Treating Hypertension

Genevie L. Kocourek, M.D.

 Dr. Kocourek discusses a list of non-pharmaceutical supplements that might help lower your blood pressure.  Given that 1 in 3 U.S. adults have high blood pressure, chances are you and/or a family member suffer from this disease which puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke.  Will a simple, inexpensive supplement help change your medication protocol? Read more...


Struggling to Sleep?

Aimee Brown L.Ac, MSOM

Lack of sleep or imperfect sleep can lead to many health problems. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture have remedies for sleep issues that have been in use for thousands of years.  Take a look at these attached articles which describe and explain the forms of  insomnia (you're sure to find your own sleep issues addressed) and the benefits of using TCM as a treatment therapy. Then call our office and schedule an appointment with Aimee Brown, LAc, MSOM.  Read more...

Massage + Cupping = Detox

Leslie Jaeschke, LMT

Did you that massage actually detoxes the body? Any type of massage works to help eliminate toxins from the muscles, tissues, organs, and circulatory system. Cupping massage helps enhance these effects. Leslie explains it all here.  Read more...

Benefits of Yoga 

Shelley Carpenter, PT, RMT, RYT

Yoga as medicine is a concept not many people consider.  Shelley has put together some information from Dr. Timothy McCall, board certified physician specializing in internal medicine and author of the book, Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing, that reveals at last 75 medical conditions benefitted by yoga practice.   
Read more...



What It Takes to Grow Up

Boris Matthews, PhD

Do you have a "shadow" or a dark side? Should your "thought bubble" be censored?  What often comes up as "shadow" reveals something authentic about us, a truth we may not want to own. The task of growing up into psychologically responsible maturity is not an easy path, but is certainly one worth exploring.   Read more...
The First Thanksgiving Menu

Maryanne Riege
Certified Nutrition Health Coach

The Pilgrims were eating non-GMO, organic, locally grown, probably gluten-free foods with unrefined sugar sweeteners. If you were asked to eat that way now would you consider it a big sacrifice?  Maryanne tells about the first Thanksgiving and shows us how simple it is to adjust our foods to fit the healthy lifestyle we seek while keeping the real theme of the holiday in focus...thankfulness.   Read more...




Happy Thanksgiving 

to you and your family

from all of us at 

The Ommani Center
for Integrative Medicine


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