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Detoxification as an Essential Part of Maintaining Health
Finding Peace with EMDR
Acupuncture for Pain Relief
Where Do Dreams Come From - And Why
Where Do Dreams Come From - And Why
Dr. Kumar Speaking
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Issue 59, April 2016

Asking Deeper Questions 
Kalpana (Rose) M. Kumar, M.D.
Traditionally, medical histories are taken from patients to arrive at a diagnosis and manage the associated symptoms.  In this article, Dr. Kumar challenges these "mechanical" methods of routine, reductionistic office visits and encourages doctors and patients to have the desire, curiosity, and longing to connect and truly learn about the deeper issues that drive illness.  Read this stimulating article that uses methods to uncover causality and offers solutions for true healing, not merely symptom management.  A patient's symptoms make much more sense when seen through a larger and deeper context that validates and transforms.

A Book Review by Stephanie Delmore, MA, LPC

Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood
, by Lisa Damour 
This book is an important read for parents with pre-teen and teenage daughters! The author is an experienced researcher and a practicing clinician.  She has much to say about the new challenges (social media) teenage girls face, that differ dramatically from what their mother's dealt with. And for women who are going through their own mid-life issues as their daughters transition into adulthood, the situation can create a dynamic where mothers project their own anxieties onto their daughters. Stephanie says: "This book may provide a valuable tool for mothers to figure out what in this process is her daughter's own developmental work, and where she (mother) can act as mentor and guide." 
Acupuncture & Respiratory Disease 
Aimee Brown, LAc, MSOM
Did you know that acupuncture is a good treatment choice for diseases affecting the lungs and respiration?  It can help a minor respiratory, viral cold/cough, or a case of asthma, bronchitis, and something as serious and chronic as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD ).  If you or anyone you know suffers from any of these types of respiratory conditions you must read on. 

Companions for the Journey 
Boris Matthews, PhD
In this brief essay, Boris discusses a couple books that make wonderful companions to aid and orient us on our "journey to self."  These books can remind us what a meaningful life is. The two authors, Carl G Jung and Robert Johnson, are spokespersons for the ancient viewpoint that what is manifest in the world begins in the "inner" world.  This is the first of three essays Dr. Matthews will be writing over the next few months. Don't miss them!

Start Spring Off Right - Eat Asparagus! 
Sarah Philipp, Certified Holistic Nutritionist 
Spring is so much more hopeful than the 1st of January, so why not make (or renew) your New Year's Resolutions now?  What should your Spring resolutions be?  Sarah suggests you keep it simple. Try a different vegetable, ensuring variety in your diet. With variety comes better health.  Asparagus is one of the first Spring vegetables harvested in Southeastern Wisconsin - so she's provided a recipe that makes asparagus prep quick, easy, and end results yummy. Take a look.

Dr. Kumar to Speak - May 4th  
Ladies Night Out at Freedom Physical Therapy 
Dr. Kumar will present: How to Nourish Your Changing Body & Reclaim Health.  All interested people are invited to attend this presentation, 6:30-7:30PM on Wednesday, May 4th at Freedom Physical Therapy on Capitol Dr. in Brookfield.  It's a free, fun-filled event offering a raffle, shopping with a variety of local vendors, and tasty refreshments.  RSVP at 262.790.9800. See here for more details.
Upcoming Events at Ommani

**Don't forget the Free Beautycounter event this Thursday, April 14 - 6:30-8:30PM.  Be sure to RSVP at [email protected]

Thursday, April 14, 6:30-8:30PM
Beauty Counter
Wouldn't you like to know?  Unfortunately, many of us don't know exactly what we are putting on or bodies....or our children's bodies....every single day. And with our outdated cosmetic laws, companies can legally put harmful or potentially harmful ingredients in their products and they don't have to tell you! Because of this, Beautycounter has the strictest Ingredient Selection Process that truly sets them apart. This is a FREE event. Click here for details and for registration information.
My Chart
MyChart use, available in the electronic medical record, can be a wonderful techno-feature that makes simple communications with your doctor possible - it is not a substitute for proper medical evaluation, management, or care.  Follow these tips when using MyChart...



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