I usually take a picture of my patient's tongue during their first appointment and go through a little ‘Chinese Medicine 101,’ so they can understand what I'm doing. http://theorientalmedicinepractice.blogspot.com.es/As I explain what their tongue reveals, I invariably have patients say, ‘Wow, funny you should say that because I've always had a problem with (fill in the blank), and my doctor said there was nothing wrong.’ So it’s not just about one condition, but about how different body systems work together? “I often tell people who ask me how acupuncture works that in many ways I'm like Con Ed. Your body—and the nervous, lymphatic, endocrine, digestive, and circulatory systems contained therein—is this fascinating self-contained electrochemical network, and I'm like Con Ed who can flip a switch in Brooklyn and make the lights come on in Manhattan. In other words, the points I choose for a treatment are based on patterns of relationships between organ systems that are producing the symptom or symptoms with which a patient presents, so while you may have painful periods or migraines, I may need to treat your digestive function if the spleen and stomach meridians are out of balance with your other organ systems.” What makes an acupuncturist "good" or effective—that is, if there are certain standards, what makes one better or more effective than the next? “Whoo; that's a great question. Well, of course, there's training. You want to choose a practitioner who is licensed—as opposed to certified—to ensure you're getting someone with a complete education. There are a number of practitioners out there doing "dry needling," a term coined for practitioners licensed in other fields to insert needles into their patients without going through the full Chinese Medicine education and the clinical hours required by a competitive program. Certification can require less than 300 hours. Licensing requires up to 2,000 for most programs in this country. There are other factors like attention to detail, integrity, willingness to listen and learn and partner with the patient, a desire to continue expanding one's knowledge base, ethics. Then there's the chemistry part. Do you feel comfortable when you speak to your practitioner? Do you enjoy your time with her/him? Do you feel like you can trust your practitioner? How long does a treatment/session last and what is the cost? “The first treatment is 90 minutes long, as there is a generous conversation that takes place in addition to the actual treatment, so I can get your full medical history. Successive treatments are generally one hour.
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With each society or team being given a month each, the remaining five slots are taken up by Medics Netball, Pool and Snooker, Tennis, RAG members and Roots Community Gardening. Shot by up and coming Bristol snapper Bryan Wong , the calendar will cost £7 pre-sale, with 2 for the price of £12. Once they have arrived they will cost £8 each or 2 for £14. The SU are selling them online here and in their shop on the ground floor of the Richmond Building. Raising and Giving the people what they want Tree-mendous visuals from Roots Community Gardening All profits from the naked calendar will be donated to Bristol RAG’s three partner charities, Trauma Recovery Centre, Jacari Bristol and Meningitis Now, alongside supporting the ongoing work of Bristol RAG. These charities were chosen by a poll Bristol students as RAG's designated charities for 2017/18. The Trauma Recovery Centre facilitates the creative and purposeful recovery of young people facing trauma and crises in Bristol. Jacari Bristol tackles educational inequality by matching student volunteers with disadvantaged children who speak English as their second language. Meningitis Now supports those with meningitis and raises awareness to help students identify its symptoms.
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