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Why Are We Depressed?
Lyme Disease from a Chinese Medicine Perspective
Flow With the Seasons & With Life
Education at Ommani
Ommani at Good Harvest Market Autumn Events
Homeopathy Presentation
Creating Success on Our Own Terms
Group Yoga Classes

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Issue 40, September 2014

Why Are We Depressed?

Kalpana (Rose) M. Kumar, M.D.

* An 80 year old woman who just lost her husband to cancer 

* A 55 year old man who just lost his job 

* A 22 year old who just broke up with his girlfriend 

* A 70 year old woman whose dog just died 

* A 42 year old in the midst of a divorce 

* A 51 year old man 2 weeks after his heart attack 

* A 45 year old woman whose hormones are out of balance 

In all of these examples, grief or depression would be a normal and healthy result of these losses. Would any of these examples fit the criteria of mental illness, requiring medication, or would their grief and sadness be seen as a normal response to what they had just experienced? 


A few days after 9/11/2001, many patients came to see me when they realized they did not feel the emotions others did upon witnessing the devastation surrounding the Twin Towers. They felt numb from being medicated with anti-depressants previously prescribed by their physicians for circumstantial grief and depression that surfaced years ago after experiencing similar life events as those described in the list above. Although the situation that catalyzed their feelings had long passed, they had not received any support or help to process their emotions at that time, nor was it suggested that they wean off their anti-depressants. Their response to the 9/11 devastation made them realize they had unknowingly been emotionally numb for years due to the anti-depressants they were still taking. 

Lyme Disease from a Chinese Medicine Perspective

Aimee Brown, Lac, MSOM

Having encountered several clients lately who suffer the debilitating effects of Lyme Disease, I was prompted to do some research to supplement my knowledge from a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective. We have all heard of the disease, how to attempt to prevent the tick bites, but 

beyond that - what else do we know? 

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Flow With the Seasons & With Life

Shelley Carpenter, PT, RYT, Reiki Master

Do you find that you feel anxious or unsettled with changes-such as weather changes, seasonal changes, life changes? Change is something we can't escape. However, we do not have to feel like victims when changes occur, but can learn to experience change with grace. It's one thing to tell ourselves that everything is fine, and it's another to feel that way, deep within our souls. 

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Education@Ommani 2014


Monday, September 15,  6-7PM - David Johnson, CCH presents "Easy to Use Homeopathic Remedies for the Cold and Flu Season"  

This talk will highlight various remedies that can be used by anyone in place of traditional cold/flu prescriptions. The remedies are easy to buy, simple to administer, effective, and have no side-effects. Learn how to take the challenge out of this upcoming cold and flu season.  Free.


Thursday, October 23,  6-7PM - Shelley Carpenter, PT, RYT, Reiki Master presents "What is Life Energy & How Does it Affect My Health?"

Learn about the body's energy system and the specific emotional and physical problems that often result from blocked energy.  Learn practical ways to restore healthy energy flow and vitality through breathing techniques, energy meditation, and yoga poses that correspond to each of the chakras.  You will leave equipped with written information to guide these self-healing practices.   Free.


Review the full monthly schedule for 2014-15 year talks. You do not need to be a patient to attend; bring your friends and family members.  Most talks are free, but we request preregistration.  Call now (262.695.5311) to register in advance for each/all the talks you wish to attend.   Space is limited - don't delay.

Ommani at Good Harvest Market Autumn Events


Wednesday, September 10, 6:00-7:30PM - Dr. Rose Kumar will talk about midlife changes that affect our body, mind, and spirit and how to both welcome and address these changes before a health crisis manifests.  If you can't attend this talk, Dr. Kumar will be offering it again at The Ommani Center on Wednesday, November 19 (See Education@Ommani for details).

Saturday, September 13,  10:30AM-3:30PM - Sue Cirillo, Licensed Massage Therapist, will be among 15+ different healthcare professionals educating attendees about their services.  Sue will be talking about the health benefits of massage therapy and providing basic massage for stress and tension reduction throughout the day.  Stop by her table, enjoy a free massage, and receive a $10 off coupon for future massage services at The Ommani Center. See details at  Good Harvest Market Health Fair.

Homeopathy Presentation


We are pleased to announce that our own David Johnson, Certified Classical Homeopath, was invited to the UW Health Arboretum Clinic, Department of Family Medicine in Madison, WI on August 28, 2014, and presented an afternoon of information to the post-graduate Fellows who are training in Integrative Medicine. David described his experience as a wonderful opportunity to work with the fellows who've completed their residencies and now as fully qualified MD's have a strong desire for and appreciation of Integrative Medicine. During the four hour presentation Dave discussed the history of homeopathy in the U.S., the parallels between homeopathy and conventional medicine, and demonstrated a complete homeopathic intake session with one of the fellows. Dave says, "Homeopathic remedies don't suppress symptoms, but rather evoke the body's natural healing capacities. Derived from the plant, mineral and animal kingdoms, remedies are regulated by the FDA and are safe, inexpensive and do not interact with prescription medicines. By supporting the person's own healing potential, homeopathic remedies assist in a safe and natural return to health."  The collaborative work he just completed with the medical Fellows last month is helping to build bridges with conventional medical practitioners, to bring out the strengths of both systems as needed for the benefit of patients.

Creating Success on Our Own Terms

Stephanie Delmore, MA, LPC

The kids are back to school now and many mothers are taking a breath and perhaps able to focus a little more time and energy on themselves. If there's a change you wish to make and you are looking for some accountability, consider psychotherapy. You and the therapist can evaluate what is and is not working for you, establish your goals, create a plan to achieve them, and help you stay focused along the way. This article from Psychology Today,  Real Women, Creating Success in Work & Life, On Our Own Terms, by Megan Dalla-Camina is a great read and includes six important questions to consider when you are looking to make a change.


To schedule an appointment with Stephanie, call 262-695-5311. Follow Stephanie on Facebook as she posts various resources and articles on the topics of psychology, spirituality, personal growth and healthy living.

Group Yoga Classes

Ongoing Group Beginner/Intermediate Yoga classes are always offered on Tuesdays 9-10 AM and 6-7 PM. Contact Shelley Carpenter to register at 414.217.4185 or email her at  [email protected].  $44/4 week session or $13/class to drop-in.



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