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May 2008 Issue
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Welcome to Health E-News

Stacy Lucier, EditorThe summer is almost over, and though I am sad to see it go, the start of a new season reminds me that it is time to set new goals and to renew old ones. As I strive for improved quality of life, health and fitness are always an integral part of my personal goals. In this issue, I am pleased to share information with you on current and upcoming programs and treatments at our clinic, a great recipe, and health tips that can help you become as healthy as you can be in the months ahead.

In health,
Stacy Lucier, Editor


Clinic Highlights

Self Care

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Got Pain? Find Relief at Bastyr

Whether you suffer from occasional or chronic pain, the integrated pain management program at Bastyr Center could provide you with relief. The program, a collaboration between naturopathic medicine and acupuncture, is designed to help provide you with relief from pain. As a patient, you will attend both physical medicine and acupuncture appointments to treat your pain. A team of acupuncturists and NDs will work with you to evaluate your condition and together you will create a treatment plan. Integrated pain management shifts are available from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays. Learn more about pain management and schedule your appointment today.

Biofeedback Returns to Bastyr

Stressed out? Can't sleep? Constant migraines? You may be one of many people who could benefit from the biofeedback counseling program returning this September to Bastyr Center for Natural Health. During biofeedback counseling sessions, bodily signals are monitored, helping patients recognize and gain control over physiological reactions that are usually considered unconscious or automatic. Biofeedback has traditionally been helpful with addictions, anxiety, asthma, ADHD, insomnia, chronic pain, depression, fatigue, headaches, high blood pressure, hyperactivity, irritable bowel syndrome and many other health concerns. Learn more about biofeedback counseling and its benefits.

Bastyr Offers Free and Low-cost Women's Health Screenings

Bastyr Center for Natural Health is pleased to continue its participation in the federally and locally funded program, the Washington Breast and Cervical Health Program (WBCHP). Serving women ages 40-64 with little or no insurance and whose income is less than 250 percent of the federal poverty level, the program provides pap and mammogram screenings, along with prompt access to follow-up care. To find out if you qualify for the program and to schedule an appointment, contact Jennifer Powell at 206.834.4109. Learn more about this valuable program.

Find Relief with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

While you may be familiar with acupuncture, did you know that it can be combined with Chinese herbal medicine for an even more effective treatment for many conditions? When used together, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can help change unhealthy balances and patterns in the body, resulting in decreased allergy symptoms, increased energy, improved digestion, improved sleep and/or a more regulated menstrual cycle. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs are particularly effective with chronic problems and have been found effective in alleviating pain. Bastyr Center practitioners often use a combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbs to improve your health and well-being. Learn more about the benefits of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine and schedule your appointment today.

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Child Eating

Boost Your Kids' Grades with Good Food
A healthy diet can help ensure your child has the best opportunity to learn during the new school year. A new study found that a high-quality diet is linked to a higher level of academic performance in school children.
Read more about this study and find out how a quality diet can increase your child's brainpower

Top Habits of Fit People
With the summer winding down, are you looking for ways to maintain your health and fitness throughout the rest of the year? Learn what common habits help many people to keep in shape and feel great.

Honey — A Hidden Skin Healer
With the warmer weather, you may find yourself outdoors more, hiking, doing yard work and coming in contact with various disease-causing bacteria. A recent study shows that honey is a quick and easy household healer, effective in killing or reducing many types of bacteria on the skin. Read more about honey's healing power.

Enjoy the Sunshine with These Easy to Make Apricot Thumbprint Cookies
What goes better with the last days of summer than a glass of iced tea and a naturally sweetened cookie? Not much, and that is why we recommend you try these apricot thumbprint cookies. They are easy to make and the apricots can be substituted with various fruits to fit your taste. Get this delicious recipe today.





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