Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thanks, Readers for 100,000 Page Views

Bloggers enjoy writing, at least I do, and readers.  Thanks to the many Dr Synonymous readers for 100,000 page views.  It tells me that there are readers of the blog and reassures me that I should keep writing.

Family Medicine is my main message.  I love Family Medicine and doing what Family Doctors do.  I'm passionate about the importance of my specialty for the health of individuals, families and communities (and the nation).  I still believe we have a lot to offer during and after the transformation of health care.  I'll write more about it.

Patients are even more interesting, and more important, than Family Medicine.  Their stories are meaningful and compelling.  Their lives are sometimes misaligned with their values, goals and dreams.  I enjoy validating their worth and helping with the "realignment".  I try to write about our shared humanity and the process of care.

Thanks again to Mike Sevilla, MD aka, Dr Anonymous (The "King" of social media in Family Medicine) for leading the way.

More later.  Thanks, Readers.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Chicken Pox, Vioxx and Goldilocks: Avoiding Avoidable Health Care

Where is health care headed?  Where has it been?  What can we do about it?

Think about Chicken pox.  Everyone gets them.  No big deal.  But wait.  There's an immunization now, given to one year old and every ten years thereafter (a booster).  Barely anyone gets the chicken pox these days. If someone wants their child to get exposure to someone with the chicken pox so the child can get the infection and by pass the immunization and boosters, it's almost impossible.

Think about Vioxx.  Great pain killer.  But wait.  A large number of users had a heart attack or stroke when they took Vioxx.  Many died.  There was a huge settlement from the manufacturer to patients or their families for damages.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a well known fairy tale.                                                                          

What do chicken pox, Vioxx and Goldilocks have in common?

What do you think?

More later.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Holistic Strategies for Health 2014

Holistic Strategies for Health, Enhance Your Brain and Heart Through Wholeness

Facilitator:  A. Patrick Jonas, MD

Find holistic strategies from the four major NIH categories of Complementary Practices for yourself that enhance your health.  Improve your sense of wellbeing by better understanding how your brain and heart are involved in wholeness. Review:
Mind-Body Strategies
Neutriceutical Therapies
Body Therapies and
Energy Therapies.
Find four of these that fit your style and need.
We'll have fun as we discuss these strategies and help you personalize while sharing with other attendees. We'll use a very interactive learning style in this session.  You already know a lot. 
Review of our holistic journeys

            Wholeness promotes holistic thinking- and human/spiritual connection
            From 60 trillion cells, each w/100,000 chemical reactions per minute
            1 billion + new cells daily, 1 of which is a malignant mutation
            How is it held together? How do we help/ harm ourselves?

Overview of NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
    (Practices not “Medicine”)

            Complete Systems of care such as Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, etc

            Mind Body Therapies/ Practices
            Neutriceutical Therapies
            Body Therapies
            Energy Therapies

Aspects of Wholeness:   The Bible
Molecules of Emotion  by Candace B. Pert, PhD. Every thought/ feeling affects our white blood cells/ immune system immediately.  T Cells and Natural Killer Cells.

 Vibrational Medicine for the Twenty First Century by Richard Gerber, MD.
The Biology of Transcendence and The Death of Religion and the Rebirth of Spirit by Joseph Chilton Pearce, PhD.

Wheels of Light by Rosalyn Bruyere; Hands of Light by Barbara Ann Brennan
Changing with NLP by Lewis Walker;  Time Line Therapy by James & Woodsmall

The Body Electric Robert Becker, MD & Gary Selden; Healing is Voltage by Jerry Tennant, MD “Coherence” balancing the autonomic nervous system Life Extension Foundation- Top Twelve Supplements Recommended Sound Atunement Therapy

Examples and Exercises:
            Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP); Hypnosis
            The “5-5-5”.   The vegetable/ herb garden.  The health food store.
            Massage; Chiropractic; Rolfing
  Quick Coherence Technique; Breathing; Relaxation
            Singing Bowls; Drumming; Didgeridoo, Music Therapy, etc.
            Touch; Exercise Ball
            Reiki; Reflexology; Holistic Chair Massage; Dry Needling; Acupuncture
            Prayer; Meditation

General Health and Wholeness