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September Newsletter

 

September is upon us and with it the promise of the cooler temperatures of Autumn. Art at PIHMAThis is a time of of year of changing seasons and life transitions.  September is also Pain Awareness Month.  In this edition of our newsletter you will find exciting news of our 2011 Graduates, a special feature on a Chinese herb that assists with resolving pain, special deals in our clinic for the month, and more information about some of the exciting events and special guests we have in the coming months.

 

  Enjoy the quick read and keep in touch.

 

 

Clinic Specials

 

New Patient  

Referral Program 

 

 National Pain Awareness Month Special

$25 treatments for pain relief of any kind

 

 Friday Night Special

$25 treatments after 5pm on Fridays  

(excludes initial visit) 

 

Early Bird Special

$25 treatments before 9am Daily  

(excludes initial visit) 

 

 

Limit one special per patient.  

Not valid with other discounts. 

 

 

Fall Community Movement Class Schedule

(Aug. 1st - Dec. 18th) 

Try a movement class

  

Qi Gong

Mondays 5-6pm

with Dan Bedgood

 

Tai Chi

Wednesdays 12-1pm

with Kevin Kolasa

 

Tai Chi Gung Fu

Wednesdays 6-7pm

with Jack Mathews

 

Acu-Yoga

Fridays 12-1pm

with Kat Myers  

 

Click here for prices, class descriptions and instructor bios.  

   

 

On the Horizon

 

October 21st

(5pm-8pm) 

National AOM Day

Celebration at PIHMA  

 

October 22nd & 23rd

(9am-5pm)

Lonny Jarrett CEU  

at PIHMA  

 

November 15th through December 1st

Dr. Shi & Dr. Bian at PIHMA 

 


SAVE THE DATE

 

AOM DAYJoin us at PIHMA on Friday, October 21st from 5-8pm for our National Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Day Celebration! We'll have free mini acupuncture treatments, light snacks and beverages, herbal concoctions, gua sha and cupping demonstrations  artists, musicians, and guest speakers for your enjoyment.  You won't want to miss this extraordinary evening!   

 

 
Herb of the Month

Yan Ho Suan - 2

Yan Hu Suo - Corydalis Rhizome

"The Pain Reliever"

    

Yan hu suo, also known as corydalis, primary use

is pain relief. Entering the Heart, Liver, Lung, and Stomach channels with bitter and warm qualities, it invigorates blood and promotes the movement of Qi to alleviate pain.Yan hu suo has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and muscle-relaxant effects. It can relieve pain in all parts of the body including chest, epigastric, abdominal and gynecological pain. Yan hu suo also treats pain in the arms and legs and helps reduce masses such as benign tumors.

 

To see if Yan Hu Suo is right for you, call PIHMA clinic today at (602) 274-1885 for an Herbal Consultation. Because everyone is different, raw herbs are only sold after consultation with an herbal intern to create the appropriate formula for you. 

 

 

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Please join us as we congratulate our 2011 graduating class!  We are so proud of their accomplishments and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors!

 

Congratulations  

2011 PIHMA Graduates!

2011 Graduation

Our 2011 graduates: 

Master of Science in Oriental Medicine

Tanisha Ali

Barbara Dorf

Natascha Hebell-Fernando - Highest Academic Honors Award Recipient 

Amy Ho

Annie Porter - Kathy Salisbury Award: Herbal Excellence Award 

Janis Schreiber

Annette Solly

Zachary Steinhouer

Tracey Walker

Master of Science in Acupuncture

Sara Asadoorian-Vagianos

Whitney Boyd-Fessler

James Degiuli

Michelle Etheridge

Stephen Getz - Highest Academic Honors Award 

Brittany Mallory-Onken

Patricia Manes - Service to PIHMA Award 

Brian Morphew

Jeanne Passin

Kimberly Ritter 

Suzana Rizvanolli  

Become a student today!

Contact Admissions at (602) 274-1885

 

Five Element Seminar at PIHMA

 

Five Element Constitutional Diagnosis: 

Integral & Evolutionary Perspectives on Chinese Medicine

15 CEU's available  

 

Presented by International Author: 

Lonny S. Jarrett, M.Ac., M.S., FNAAOM

 

When:  October 22nd & 23rdFive Element Logo

9:00am to 5:00pm 

Where:  PIHMA College & Clinic

301 E. Bethany Home Rd.

Ste. A-230

Phoenix, AZ 85012

Cost:  $295  

$250 Early-bird (by 9/23)

$200 Student/Faculty   

 

PIHMA is very excited to announce that we will be hosting a seminar with internationally renowned author Lonny Jarrett.  The author of many books, including Nourishing Destiny, Mr. Jarrett is recognized as one of the foremost experts in Five Element theory and will be discussing Five Element Constitutional Diagnosis and Integral and Evolutionary Perspectives on Chinese Medicine. 

 

Join us on this exploration of Five Element theory from one of the fields foremost experts.

 

Click here for more information & to register.

 

 

September is National Pain Awareness Month 

 

Chinese practitioners believe that pain and illness is caused by imbalances in the human body. The Chinese concept of good health occurs when eergy (called qi) flows through the body in certain patterns (meridians or energy-carrying channels) bringing total balance. When the flow of Qi is stagnant or blocked, pain and illness occur.   


Acupuncture is the part of an ancient healing method of inserting fine needles into particular points (acu-points) to regulate flow of qi (vital energy) along pathways known as meridians. This method was developed in China 3000 years ago.  Acupuncturist identifies the affected meridian and uses disposable thin stainless steel needles to correct the imbalance(s) in the human body by restoring qi flow to normal.

 

Acupuncture is commonly used to reduce pain. The scientific base for pain relieve is that acupuncture decreases pain by increasing the release of the large amount of the chemicals that block pain, called endorphins, which are the body's natural pain killers. WebMd (2007) describes the process as, "The stimulated by the acupuncture needle muscle sends a message to the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord), causing the release of endorphins (morphine-like chemicals produced in our own bodies during times of pain or stress). Endorphins block the message of pain from being delivered to the brain."

 

The research performed by Simon Strauss MBBS, Dip. Acupuncture shows the following results:

Symptom

Number of Participants

Greatly Helped

Helped

Back Pain

136

56.5%

30.5%

Headache

100

63%

22%

Anxiety

94

67%

22%

Neck & Arm Pain

72

73.5%

14%

Knee Pain

66

54.5%

32%

Sciatica Pain

58

56%

30%

Neck Pain

56

59.5%

26.5%

Hip Pain

53

48%

36%

Sinus/hay fever

50

64.5%

18.5%

Shoulder Pain

45

60%

26%

Vertigo

42

67%

10%

Elbow Pain

38

81%

16%

Ankle Pain

35

43%

46.5%

Asthma

23

62.5%

23%

Edema

22

55%

45%

Angina

15

40%

46%

Trigeminal N.

11

90%

10%

Zoster

10

77%

22%

 

According to the 2007 National Health Interview Survey, which included a comprehensive survey of complementary alternative medicine (CAM) use by Americans, 1.4 percent of respondents (an estimated 3.1 million Americans) said they had used acupuncture in the past year. A special analysis of acupuncture data from an earlier NHIS found that pain or musculoskeletal complaints accounted for 7 of the top 10 conditions for which people use acupuncture. Back pain was the most common, followed by joint pain, neck pain, severe headache/migraine, and recurring pain (NCCAM Publication No. D435, 2009). 

 

Acupuncture is generally recognized as safe if done by a competent, certified acupuncture practitioner. PIHMA students receive Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine upon graduation. By the time they enter PIHMA clinic they've completed major courses teaching them appropriate techniques and specifics of the human body. Students are supervised by Licensed Acupuncturists.  

 

Everyone responds to acupuncture differently. If you have pain please visit our school for your individual comprehensive assessment of your condition. During the month of September our pain relief acupuncture treatments are only $25. Acupuncture is the time-tested, safe, natural and effective method to deal with pain.  Contact our clinic today at (602) 274-1885 to schedule your treatment. 

 

 

Doctors Shi and Bian Return to PIHMA

 

Dr Shi Xue Min - Photo

Last November PIHMA was honored to host two of the world's top doctors of Acupuncture, Dr. Shi Xue Min and and Dr. Bian Jin Ling.  Dr. Shi and his associate of 38 years, Dr. Bian, provided two amazing seminars, treated patients in the PIHMA clinic, and had a profound effect on many of our patients, students, and practitioners.  This year both we are pleased to welcome both of these masters of acupuncture back to PIHMA. 

 

We are incredibly honored to host these two amazing Doctors as they perform grand rounds in the PIHMA Clinic, treat patients, and teach in a lecture series provided by Dr. Bian.

 

Following is the schedule: 

November 15 - Dr. Bian - 9am-12pm PIHMA Clinic; 2-5pm Lecture
November 16 - Dr. Shi - 9am-12pm PIHMA Clinic
November 17 - Dr. Bian - 9am-12pm PIHMA Clinic; 2-5pm Lecture
November 22  - Dr. Bian - 9am-12pm PIHMA Clinic; 2-5pm Lecture
November 23 - Dr. Shi - 9am-12pm PIHMA Clinic

November 29 - Dr. Bian - 9am-12pm PIHMA Clinic; 2-5pm Lecture
November 30 - Dr. Shi - 9am-12pm PIHMA Clinic
December 1 - Dr. Bian - 9am-12pm PIHMA Clinic; 2-5pm Lecture

 

Appointments for treatment will fill up fast.  Call the PIHMA Clinic to schedule an appointment.Students and Alumni contact Jonathan (email: jlindsey@pihma.edu) to reserve your space on grand rounds or in the lecture series.

Chinese men playing chess

 

 

"To know the road ahead, ask those coming back." 

 

- Chinese Proverb

 

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