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Ask the Chiropractor

Tuesday, March 18, Noon to 1 p.m. with Andrew Bang, DC

Chiropractic physicians are established members of the mainstream medical team. They treat problems involving the muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, cartilage and nervous system. Chiropractic physicians can perform soft tissue therapies, prescribe corrective exercises, and safely manipulate the spine or joints to help you avoid surgery and medication. Take this opportunity to get your questions answered as our expert discusses how to choose a chiropractor, what to expect from your visit, and chiropractic treatment for pain.

Benefits of Plant Based Diets

Friday, April 4, Noon to 1 p.m. with Mladen Golubic, MD, PhD

A poor diet can lead to numerous chronic diseases including obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular disease. Most people know eating healthy is important, but in this “supersize” world it can be difficult to find a nutritious diet that is sustainable. Join us as our expert discusses the benefits of a plant based diets such as the ones prescribed by Caldwell Esselstyn, MD and Dean Ornish, MD and what you need to do to stick with them.

Natural Products: Western herbs, Traditional Chinese Herbs, supplements, vitamins, and minerals

Wednesday, March 26, Noon to 1 p.m. with Christine Spiroch, PA-C, PhD, Jamie Starkey, LAc, and Galina Roofner, LAc

According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), the interest in and use of natural products have grown considerably in the past few decades. A 2007 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), which included a comprehensive survey on the use of complementary health approaches by Americans revealed that 17.7 percent of American adults had used a non-vitamin/non-mineral natural product in the past year. Join our experts in the discussion of these natural products.

Weight Loss: An Integrative Medicine Approach

Tuesday, April 8, Noon to 1 p.m. with Lyla Blake-Gumms, MD

Controlling your weight can be a struggle in today’s society. Managing your hunger while trying to keep off or loose the pounds is especially difficult on restrictive diets that can lead to binge eating from fear of deprivation. Integrative Medicine approaches weight loss differently by using holistic psychotherapy techniques such as hypnotherapy, mindfulness, relaxation and yoga. These techniques empower you to manage both your hunger and your weight by addressing body, mind and spirit. This can help you to adopt a brand new relationship with food.

Environmental Toxins

Tuesday, June 3, Noon to 1 p.m. with Melissa Young, MD

Environmental toxins are all around us. From the food we eat and water we drink to the products to the energy we consume. Toxins have been found in beauty products, household cleaners, carpets, furniture, mattresses, and even house dust. Being surrounded by chemicals on a daily basis can have some harmful effects on your health. Take this opportunity to join us as our expert discusses different environmental toxins, their effect on the body and how to avoid them.

What You Should Know about Chinese Herbal Therapy

Wednesday, June 25, Noon to 1 p.m. with Jamie Starkey, LAc and Galina Roofner, LAc

Chinese herbal medicine is a major part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It has been used for centuries in China, where herbs are considered fundamental therapy for many acute and chronic conditions. Like acupuncture, Chinese herbs can address unhealthy body patterns that manifest in a variety of symptoms and complaints. Chinese herbal therapy aims to help you regain balance in your body and to strengthen your body’s resistance to disease. Join us as our experts discuss this therapy, what conditions it can treat, and what to expect during Chinese Herbal Therapy sessions.

Answers on Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Wednesday, October 22, Noon to 1 p.m. with Jamie Starkey, LAc

For more than 3,500 years, acupuncture has been providing relief to people around the world. Originally developed and practiced in China, this soothing therapy is today embraced by all patients who seek to alleviate symptoms caused by ailments that range from arthritis to migraines to the aftereffects of chemotherapy. It has even been proven effective in helping people stop smoking! Take this opportunity to join us as our acupuncture expert discusses the treatment, what to expect and its benefits.

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