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Holistic medicine in San Diego is a way to heal the whole body from the symptoms that you may be experiencing from illnesses, ailments, or injuries. A holistic practitioner will use different treatments to heal the mind, body, and spirit. They feel that the body functions as a whole. With any symptoms that you may be experiencing, they will also consider your diet, your environment at home and work, mental health, hereditary issues and other issues that may be part of your symptoms.

Basically, there are a few methods that these practitioners will use depending on your ailment or illness. A medical doctor will concentrate on what kind of illness or disease that a person has. A holistic practitioner is more interested in the persons background history. They will want to know your medical background, eating habits, daily lifestyle, how you look at life, if you are happy or depressed and other related information about you as a whole. As you can see, the body and mind play a big part in the well being of an individual. These specialists like to see their patients regularly no matter if they are sick or not. Holistic medicine is meant to help your body be healthy as a whole so that it can ward off ailments or diseases.

There are a few therapies that are used to treat the mind, body and soul. Acupuncture has been around for many, many years. It is a Chinese based treatment to help reduce pain throughout the body by inserting needles into the skin. Dont worry; it is not a painful treatment. It helps energy flow throughout your body. Some professionals will use electrical stimulation in order to alleviate pain from your body. Sometimes they will just use the stimulation alone or combine it with the needles depending on the individual. Other therapies may include Chinese herbal medicine, accupressure, and massage therapy. So, if you have any ailments such as back pain, headaches, migraines, high blood pressure, allergies or other related illnesses, the therapists will asked about your background history and lifestyle as well as questions about your ailment. Once they have made an evaluation, they may just use one type of treatment or combine a couple of these methods in order to get good results.

In order to find these types of places that practice these techniques, you may want to look through your phone book, get recommendations from friends or family, or search the Internet. Some facilities will offer a free consultation to give you information about the different methods and suggestions for your illness, ailment or injury. Once you have started a treatment program, you will definitely appreciate holistic medicine in San Diego.

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The Selected Topics in Internal Medicine (STIM) conference held January 25-29, 2016, covers some of the most common problems encountered in clinical practice with focus on clinical pearls and practice updates.

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Presenters:
Diane Birnbaumer, M.D.
Mel Herbert, M.D.
Jerome Hoffman, M.D.
W. Richard Bukata, M.D.

Using primarily the Emergency Medical Abstracts database of nearly 15,000 abstracts, and focusing on the literature primarily of the last five years, 36 presentations, each of 30-minute duration, are presented along with four 90-minute faculty panels. The topics chosen to be addressed are determined by faculty input and feedback from prior registrants. Using largely a question/answer format, the focus of the course is the new, the controversial and the provocative. The course faculty synthesize the literature and combine it with their clinical experience to provide participants with specific recommendations regarding diagnosis and therapy related to emergency care.

Yoga Therapy is working on yoga as a medicine. The practice of yoga is a multi fold path with many limbs or tools. A yoga therapy should include: meditation, breathing exercises, poses, focus, moral and ethical observation, chanting, etc. These all methods have their own unique and great medicinal capacity to encourage the body. Some methods are there to make you stress less others increase breathing capacity, calm the mind, boost the immunity system of our body, promote weight-loss, balance the blood sugar, and even reduce nervousness. 

In yoga therapy there are many misconceptions. Most of the asana and Pranayam techniques are classified as if they are for particular physical or mental problems. For example, Matsyendrasan is beneficial for a diabetic patient or Savasana is good for controlling high blood pressure problem. However, many patients suffer from multiple problems. If the person is overweight and can’t even sit on the ground, how you are going to teach him Matsyendrasan?

Any one posture or Pranayam cannot cure any particular physical, mental problem!

As a matter of fact, only asana or Pranayam is not going to help if it is done in a mechanical form. There are other factors, which are playing an important role in all this process. The Yoga trainer must and should tell about the technology and philosophy of this science while providing the training to their patients. Plus the traditional poses are not appropriate to the needs of the man of this age where our life style is completely different from those of the old days! It is very important to teach more simplified versions as Yoga is non-specific when it comes to effective and positive results, especially if other factors are not incorporated, for example, diet, routine, positive attitude, openness to accept the changes and learning new healthy habits etc.

These other factors are:

 Alertness:  It is not important that the pose should be perfect in order to get its benefits but more important is the awareness of the body and attitude.

Notion: The scientific concept of the pose and Pranayam must be explained and should be very clear before its practice.

Obligation: There has to be a commitment from both the sides, one is the therapist and other is the practitioner.  

Commitment: Quite often people are taking up Yoga as an experiment. So it should be done with proper dedication.

Hope and faith: Just as a patient trusts his doctor or any other health practitioner, in the same way there has to be a faith & trust in whatever the patient is practicing during Yoga therapeutic sessions.

Approach: Frequently, people who believe in other faiths or religions are not ready for certain yoga practices when it comes to the philosophy and devotional practices for meditation. The attitude is that ‘I want to learn yoga but I don’t want to learn the philosophy; I’m here to learn only poses and breathing.’ In other words, ‘I want to learn dancing but without getting moving from my place!’ This attitude is very much wrong for the yoga practice.

In yoga therapy there are many misconceptions. Most of the asana and Pranayam techniques are classified as if they are for particular physical or mental problems. For example, Matsyendrasan is beneficial for a diabetic patient or Savasana is good for controlling high blood pressure problem. However, many patients suffer from multiple problems. If the person is overweight and can’t even sit on the ground, how you are going to teach him Matsyendrasan?
Any one posture or Pranayam cannot cure any particular physical, mental problem!

 

 Hassie Ahumada is interested in yoga.  By profession she is a yoga trainer in a yoga retreats. She is teaching yoga from last 4 years. And her knowledge about yoga is very nice. She loves Seva Yoga in which people from their foundation help needy people. She is also good in Yoga Therapy.  If you have any queries related to yoga you may ask her. She will give you good suggestions about Yoga Workshop & answer your questions in proper manner.

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Recent articles in the press on the cost effectiveness of drugs and different medical procedures have refocused the discussion on what I am going to call guinea pig medicine. The general feeling is that none of the health care initiatives repeat NONE deal with this issue. They are too afraid of the political fallout. It was after all former Governor Lamm from Colorado who suggested that maybe the elderly have a duty to demand less health care and he was tarred and feathered. Now President Obama is telling us that maybe his grandmother shouldn’t have had a hip operation paid for by Medicare at age 85. Let the tarring begin.

In theory, yes we need to cut costs and care in the last year of life. But here is the reality: you or your child/parent/spouse displays all the signs of a life ending disease or accident, would you request that all be done to try to save that life? Remember this is your family we are talking about.

I know the issue is difficult because those who believe in doing everything haven’t really thought it through. My mother has it in writing do not intubate (DNI) and do not resuscitate (DNR). My father believes in doing everything. But he doesn’t want to feel pain. He also believes and has actually practiced putting horses and dogs to sleep when they get to a certain stage. My mother has made my sister her executor because she doesn’t believe her husband/my father will do what she wants. I believe like my mother for me and for her. The question is who will my father trust to do what he thinks he wants. I don’t think he even knows what he really wants.

Of course for those that clearly state: DNI and DNR things are much simpler. DNR is when the body stops breathing. DNI is when the body stops eating. What concerns me is that in this country the default is to do everything. If nothing else we need to change the default to DNI and DNR. Then if someone really believes to the contrary they can figure out a way to pay for it and add it to their will.

Now suppose that we are talking about a long expensive treatment process like Obama’s grandmother or as is common with cancer or Alzheimer’s, or say someone has heart problems that require lots of medical expenses over years. When do we cut expenses and say, as a society, you are too old or too sick to get additional treatment unless you pay for it yourself?

Clayton M. Christensen in his book “The Innovator’s Prescription” has identified two kinds of medicine on the one extreme precision medicine and on the other extreme intuitive medicine. I had struggled to somehow separate these two. Precision medicine is of course medicine where we as a society know what is wrong and what is needed to solve the problem for examples you need antibiotics for an ear infection. Intuitive medicine is where we as a society don’t know what is going on and a doctor is really experimenting trying to in some which way or form “intuit” what the solution is. This is what happens with various cancers and AIDS: doctors are constantly erring, re-diagnosing actually simply experimenting.

The deliverance of a treatment that does not have a known outcome is by definition an experiment. A participant in that experiment can be called a guinea pig. Understanding this, I realize that I do not believe in being a guinea pig. Effectively practicing as the above author euphemistically termed intuitive medicine is making me the patient a guinea pig. As a society we do not condone much less support Hitler’s World War II medical experiments on Jews. As a society now that we know the true nature of the US government 1932-1972 Tuskegee syphilis experiment we don’t support that either.

What is going on today is no different just not as centralized, a lot bigger and more profitable. When people finally realize that they are being charged exorbitant amounts of money for participating in medical experiments where they are effectively guinea pigs they will all of a sudden stop clamoring to receive the treatments involved. I, for one, have no desire to be a guinea pig for money or for free.

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