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In This Issue
Omanni Celebrates 15th Anniversary
No More Excuses: Redefining Self-Care as a Core Value
The Edge Where Change Happens
Acupuncture for Pain Relief
Spiraling Toward Deeper Levels of Joy and Creativity
How to Cook Quinoa
Dr. Kumar to Speak February 14th
Prescription Refills
Upcoming Events
Inclement Weather
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~Joseph Campbell

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Issue 57, February 2016

Omanni Celebrates 15th Anniversary
We wish to extend our thanks and appreciation to all our patients and friends for their faithful support during these past 15 years.  It is an honor to serve and we are grateful for the opportunity to do so.

No More Excuses: Redefining Self-Care as a Core Value
Kalpana (Rose) M. Kumar, M.D.

During the winter it is not uncommon to hear patient's tell me it is too cold to exercise. They promise me when the weather improves they will exercise to restore their health. Upon the arrival of spring and summer, their excuse is 'busyness,' stress or hot weather. Their excuses contribute to their ill health. When it comes to healthy or clean eating, many patients tell me their reason for not eating clean is their children's refusal to eat the foods that foster health. They justify their unhealthy choices and lack of self-care with excuses. We are ultimately responsible for our and our children's well-being. Our healthy or unhealthy choices imprint and mentor our children in how they will live and play a critical role in their future health and/or illness. 

The Edge Where Change Happens
Boris Matthews, PhD, LCSW
Change happens in a narrow zone between chaos and rigid structure. In psychotherapy and analysis, the good therapist or analyst unsettles us enough to move us out of our stuck places (the inflexible status quo), but doesn't plunge us into intolerable confusion (structure-less chaos). When we are able to stay long enough in that uncomfortable, disorganized emotional zone between inflexible form and panicked anarchy, some better way of dealing with our problems begins to emerge. 

Acupuncture for Pain Relief
Aimee Brown, Lac
Most people have heard how acupuncture can be extremely helpful for all types of pain whether it is joint, muscle, or both. In Chinese Medicine, we say that moving the QI (energy) and blood results in pain relief. But, have you ever wondered just how it works from a Western medical standpoint? Read the linked article, Acupuncture Pain Killing Mystery Revealed, on the explanation of the reactions that take place in the body to help diminish or eliminate pain from the body. 

Be Kind to Yourself
Shelley Carpenter, PT, RYT, Reiki Master

I often start our yoga classes by setting the intention to "be kind to ourselves". I feel that we need this reminder, not only in our yoga practice, but in our lives.

In our society, we tend to take an all-or-nothing approach. We often feel that something is not worthwhile unless we're pushing beyond our limits, "going for the gold", often resulting in harm to ourselves and others. Fatigue, burnout, illness, pain, strained relationships, and discontent are often the signs that we haven't been kind to ourselves.

In yoga philosophy, the concept of Ahimsa (non-violence) is an important ethical and behavioral guide. Practicing ahimsa helps to create a harmonious relationship between our inner and outer worlds. 

How to Cook Quinoa
Sarah Philipp, CNH
Hey There! I know many of you are quinoa experts, but for our friends that are new to gluten free/whole foods/whole grains/etc. cooking it can be a terrifying adventure. For those of you in the terrified group (this is somewhat dedicated to one of my very favorite clients who was brave enough to go it alone without this guide - you know who you are), I hope you will find this brief tutorial helpful.

Quinoa, after all, is a wonderful grain to keep in your pantry. It is a great source of protein complete with all of the essential amino acids (building blocks for the most crucial of events in our bodies). Quinoa provides us with many of the essential trace minerals (important for our bodies to function well on a daily basis), as well as fiber and antioxidants. 

Dr. Kumar to Speak February 14th
Dr. Kumar will be speaking at the Sunday Forum sponsored by the First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee on Sunday, February 14 at 10AM.   The talk is titled: Why is Integrative Medicine the New Healthcare Model?   

Click here to learn more about the event.
Prescription Refills
In January, for the protection of our patients & accuracy of their medical records, we implemented a new protocol for prescription refills.

Please do not call our office to request a prescription refill.  Call your pharmacy and ask the pharmacy to send the prescription refill request to us electronically or via fax (our fax number is 262.695.9744).  Doing so will result in more efficient/timely handling of your prescription refill request. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
Upcoming Events at Ommani

Thursday, March 24 - 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Discover Benefits of Essential Oils
Thursday, April 14 - 6:30 to 8:00 PM
They couldn't sell it if it wasn't safe, right?
  • 1938... the year the last federal law was passed to regulate the ingredients used in personal care products.
  • 11...the number of chemicals restricted from use in cosmetics in the United States. The European Union has banned close to 1,400.
  • 10, the number of ingredients used in the cosmetics industry, though an estimated 90% of those do not have safety data.
  • We deserve better. At Beautycounter, we're doing something about it.
  • See attached flyer for RSVP information about this free event.

Inclement Weather

It's that time of year when we begin to consider choices in the event of inclement weather.  The Ommani Center will close when weather threatens the travel safety of our patients and staff.  We announce those closings on our website and on our voice mail system.  The most immediate way to learn about any closing is to visit the Storm Team 4 television station, website, or mobile app.  See the attached flyer for download information.  We will contact all patients to reschedule appointments that have to be canceled because of the Center's closing due to bad weather.



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