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In This Issue
The Personal Toll of Corporate Medicine
Upcoming Holiday Closures
Kumar in the Media
Homeopathy Testimonials
Top 5 Reasons for Massage Therapy During the Holidays
Getting to Know Jung
5 Causes of Sugar/Food Cravings
Nutrition Consulting - Holiday Specials
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Issue 54, November 2015

The Personal Toll of Corporate Medicine
Kalpana (Rose) M. Kumar, M.D.
I am a board certified internist. I am Stanford trained and have been in practice for nearly 25 years. I have a very busy practice. I love my patients. To help, heal, and love them is a daily gift. I want to help them make sense of their suffering, awaken and empower them, and help them gain health. I have also been a lifelong seeker. I seek to gain consciousness every day, with every life experience. I also seek to stay current with medical and scientific progress. I love science. I love Medicine. This is what I was born to do.
I have been in private practice for nearly 17 years. I worked in corporate health care straight out of residency, nearly 25 years ago. It didn't fare well for me. I struggled inside, conflicted by the dissonance between the true mission of medicine and that of corporate medicine. The corporate mission saw patients as commodities for money, and physicians as work horses. The boards of these systems used profit alone as the measure of the physician's success. I saw my colleagues losing contact with what was real. When the hospital told me I did not hospitalize enough patients to meet their projections, I left corporate medicine and never looked back. My vision of medicine conflicted with theirs. 

Upcoming Holiday Closures

Here is The Ommani Holiday schedule.  Please be sure to plan for your prescription and supplement refills at least a week in advance of the closure.
  • Thanksgiving Holiday - Noon 11/25 through 11/29/15
  • Christmas Holiday - 12/24-12/27/15
  • New Year Holiday - Noon 12/31/15-01/03/16

Kumar in the Media

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Dr. Kumar has gathered quite a following through the Huffington Post and KevinMD websites.  Take a look at these links to view her most recent postings and comments: Kevin MD and Huffington Post. 

Homeopathy Testimonials
David Johnson, CCH

Over the past twenty years I've seen that the most common source of referrals for homeopathic care comes from a client's friends, family, and acquaintances who have had their health problems resolved with the support of homeopathy. The range of problems that can be helped is very broad, often including issues for which there is no solid medical diagnosis.
In the UK, homeopathy is better known and more frequently utilized than in the US, and is part of the National Health Service (their national health benefit plan - it provides healthcare to all permanent residents of the United Kingdom and is free at the point of use and paid for from general taxation).  I thought Ommani patients would appreciate the following UK site, Homeopathy Heals Me, which includes many testimonials conveying the efficacy of homeopathic remedies in addressing serious and long-standing problems (as well as short term illnesses and injuries!).  By reading these testimonials you'll become aware of the far reaching benefit and the myriad of situations where homeopathy is regularly used.
Nov, 2015 - To schedule an appointment with David Johnson, CCH call our office at 262.695.5311.  Dave is willing to speak with you free of charge to discuss how homeopathy can support you in your search to maintain or acquire health and wellness.
Top 5 Reasons for Massage Therapy During the Holiday Season
Leslie Jaeschke, Licensed Massage Therapist
The holidays and winter weather are quickly approaching and so is the dramatic increase in stress, illness, and injury. You will soon be far too busy with holiday planning, shopping, cooking, entertaining family and friends, and enjoying or enduring our Wisconsin winter. So how can Massage Therapy help you during this joyous and chaotic time?

Here are the Top 5 Reasons:
  1. Stress Reduction: This is without a doubt the most stressful time of year for the average person. An endless shopping list, crowded stores, financial burdens, relatives visiting, cooking for large groups and traveling... Yikes! Massage Therapy is a scientifically proven means of reducing stress. Seriously, take 60 or 90 minutes in November, December, and January and allow yourself this quality "me time" and let a massage therapist release your stress-fighting hormones. 

Getting to Know Jung 
Boris Matthews
In September of this year I gave a short talk in Chicago in the context of a three-person "Getting to Know Jung" presentation. My focus was to introduce two fundamental concepts that are no-brainers once you think about them, but which we often ignore to our detriment.

The one concept is adaptation: we all have to find a way to live where we are in life, as well as find a way to live with what we are. The second concept has two parts: (1)We have to be able to perceive what's going on around us and in us, as well as what all that may imply; and (2)We have to be able to make choices, decisions, and judgments about what we perceive. Taken together, accurate perception and appropriate judgment are the foundation of optimal adaptation.

I invite you to take a look at this video, as well as the contributions of my colleagues. Thanks for watching.
Boris Matthews, PhD, LCSW practices Analytical Psychology (a.k.a. Jungian Analysis) at the Ommani Center for Integrative Medicine in Pewaukee, WI. He is a teaching and supervising faculty member of the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago, IL. He has been in practice for more than twenty-three years. To schedule an appointment, contact him at 608.217.5184. Learn more at  

Five Causes of Sugar/Food Cravings & Holiday Choices
Sarah Phillip, Certified Holistic Nutritionist
Too often, we
see cravings as habits - or little more than evidence of no willpower. Either way, we deem them as "naughty" or "bad behavior". They can actually be messages from our bodies warning us of deficiencies or imbalances that are both physical and emotional at the root. While there are more cravings than one can count, here are 5 major causes of sugar and food cravings that we experience in everyday life.
The first of these deficiencies is water. It can be hard to find the time to fit in a glass of water between the coffee, cocktails, and eggnog that creep their way into the Holidays. Our schedules may become so heavy with parties, errands, etc., that we may be unconscious of the fact that we're drinking more coffee than usual. Not to mention, a warm latte is very enticing in 30 degree winter weather. This is all a perfect storm for dehydration. When we are dehydrated, we are more likely to crave sweets and salty foods. 

Nutrition Consulting - Holiday Specials
Sarah Philipp, Certified Holistic Nutritionist 
It's all fun and games until your pants don't fit...
Don't wait until after the holidays to feel your best! Come in, and let's get you to your health goals with the right nutrition and yummy food. 



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