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Chattanooga Group

Sunday, February 20, 2011, 2 to 4 pm
Moving Qi: Your Energy and Your Boundaries
Dr. Zibin Guo

Qi Gong is the Mandarin Chinese term used to describe various systems of physical and mental training for health, martial arts and self-enlightenment. Tai Ji Quan is a dynamic form of Qi Gong to move your Qi energy and your boundaries that synthesizes the essence of Chinese healing arts with the principles of Chinese Martial Arts.  The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recognizes Tai Ji as a valid form of Complementary Medicine.  

Tai Ji practice contributes significantly to improved mental and physical well being for people of all ages with varied physical conditions including physical and mobility impairment, depression, fibromyalgia, lower-limb injuries, cardiopulmonary disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, stroke, etc.

Dr. Zibin Guo is professor of medical anthropology at UTC, a Tai Ji Master Teacher, lifelong student of various Tai Ji forms, founder of the Chattanooga Tai Ji Community, developer of China’s Wheelchair Tai Ji program, and co-developer of the Adaptive Tai Ji program for mobility impaired patients at Siskin Hospital.

Dr. Guo will outline the background and development of Qi Gong and Tai Ji, demonstrate the forms and explain the function of each in maintaining balanced good health.  Attendees are invited to participate in seated and standing forms of Tai Ji during the program.  This is a priceless opportunity to learn the essentials of Qi and Tai Ji from Chattanooga’s premier master teachers.

Miller-Mott Technical College, 6020 Shallowford Rd, Suite 100, (at Hwy 153) Chattanooga TN 37421.

Knoxville / Loudon / Monroe Groups
Knoxville Community Group

Monday, February 7, 2011  7 pm
Feng Shui
Nancy Canestaro, D Arch

In the new year would you like to pursue better health, harmony, and prosperity? Come learn how to apply the Eight Mansion system (one of three Classical traditions) of Feng Shui in your home. This system gives you remedies and enhancements for each of the eight sectors (representing compass orientations) in a building. Bring a rough sketch of the floor plan of your home (where your bedroom is located), and also the compass direction out from the front of the building. A drawing will be held for a Feng Shui book donated by Nancy Canestaro.

PARKWEST MEDICAL CENTER: 9330 Parkwest Blvd. off of Cedar Bluff in West Knoxville:
From I-40-Eastbound: Exit 378-Cedar Bluff. Left on N. Cedar Bluff Rd. At the 2nd traffic light, turn left onto Parkwest Blvd
From I-40-Westbound: Exit 378B-Cedar Bluff. At the traffic light, turn left onto Executive Park Drive. At the next traffic light go straight. You will be on Parkwest Blvd.
From Parkwest Blvd. Staying in the left lane, turn left into the parking lot of 9330 Parkwest Blvd.-Physician's Plaza. Enter thru the double sliding-glass doors located in the corner to the right of the Tower and follow our signs. 

Monday, March 2,2011 7 pm
Guided Imagery for Relaxation Skills and More
Esther Johnson, RN, BSN, PHN, CHPN

Guided imagery is used for a variety of conditions from pain management and anxiety to receiving chemo. Esther teaches "Healthy Living Skills" that incorporate yoga, breath work, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, acupressure, Comfort Touch, creative expression, music and art. Come and learn many self-care skills and hear of healing stories that will "comfort your heart". Esther is a member of the American Holistic Nurse Association, the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association and Imagery International.  Drawings will be held for 2 relaxation CDs donated by Esther Johnson

PARKWEST MEDICAL CENTER: 9330 Parkwest Blvd. off of Cedar Bluff in West Knoxville:

Loudon/Monroe Community Group

Wednesday, February 23, 2011  7 p.m.
Creative Medicinal Approaches for Common Ailments
Joe Nowell, PharmaD, FACVP,FACA

Learn the secrets The Fresh Pharmacy & East Tennessee Discount Drugs use to treat patients. The staff taps into their talents to produce some of the most unusual and sophisticated remedies available today as they creatively solve common disease states and bring relief and healing to patients. Dr Joe Nowell is an independent clinical compounding pharmacist who works directly with practitioners from all over the United States. Having worked in the Knoxville area for over 15 years as a pharmacist, and pharmacy owner providing healthcare to thousands of patients, he helps patients of all ages for wellness consults, testing recommendations, natural supplements, hormone evaluation and treatment, and many other things patients may need.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 7 p.m.
Energy Share:
Explore & Experience a Variety of Energy Modalities
Mary Ann Collins, Sandy Abbott, Julia Sauder,
Charles West, J-Adam Smith and more.

Any CHEO member who is certified in an energy modality and who would like to be among the presenters for this meeting should contact Diane Minch as soon as possible at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 423 884 6031. We will have several presenters representing a variety of energy modalities.  All modalities will be very briefly described and then those in attendance will be able to experience a mini session with one or more of the practitioners.

Directions to Rarity Bay: 150 Rarity Bay Parkway, Vonore, 37885 
From I-75: Exit # 72, which is Hwy 72 (towards and through Loudon) for 13 miles. Turn Left into Rarity Bay.
From Hwy 411: Go West on Hwy 72 for 2.5 miles. Make a Right turn at the Rarity Bay Entrance.
From Rarity Bay Entrance: Proceed approximately one block. The Community Activity Center is the 2nd building on the right.


Chattanooga Community Outreach Opportunities
Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 10am – 6pm
Eco Expo at Chattanooga Convention Center

We will have a booth at EcoExpo to promote CHEO and our members.  All practitioner members are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to showcase your products and services to the community.  Mark your Calendars and reserve your 2-hour time slot to greet the public at the CHEO booth & allow time afterward to network with local business and service providers at the Expo.  This event is sponsored and promoted by Brewer Media Group.

Contact: Lynne at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 706-891-6868.


Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 10am – 6pm
HealthWise Conference & Health Fair
Heritage House in East Brainerd
Speakers, Demonstrations, Mini-Classes, Exhibitors, Vendors & Volunteers.

Sign up early – 16 speaker times, 8 demonstration times, 30 exhibit spaces.  Deadline for all reservations, payments and publicity information is by June 1.  Brewer Media Group is a media sponsor for HealthWise.  Event publicity will begin in July and continue thru September 10th.  

Contact: Lynne at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 706-891-6868.

There are even more ways for you to make the most of your CHEO membership in 2011. We have great opportunities to network & form alliances with holistic health-minded people while promoting complementary and integrative health education in our community. 

We invite you join in our many Volunteer opportunities including: Booth staff & Greeters at Expos, all Health Fair committees, Hospitality for Monthly Programs, Publicity, Distribution, Speakers, Membership, and many others.

2011 will be a GREAT CHEO Year!  Volunteer to be a member of the team that makes it all happen! Together we do make a difference!



Shrink Rap – Healing Is As Healing Does
Dr. Rick Pimental-Habib, Ph.D
February 2, 2011

Recently I attended my first drumming circle.  It was hosted by CHEO (Complementary Health Education Organization) and it was quite an enlightening experience.  I’d always wondered about drumming:  How it actually happens, who participates, what’s the point, does it always take place around a bonfire in a remote field when pagans aren’t using it, does a full moon factor in, and what about earplugs? Like most things in life, once you experience something it becomes demystified and sometimes, as in this case, quite wonderful.

Not everyone used drums (I used a noisy can of beans, then some clacky things on a rope.)  But I found the drumming (and noise-making) to be both exciting and meditative, and I imagine each of the 20 or 30 folks participating had their own highly personal experience.  It was “led” (meaning, “started”; but there are no rules, structure or guidance, other than to “go with it”) by a handful of drummers who are experienced, learned folks, and within moments after the creative cacophony began, my eyes closed and I could feel waves of sensation wash over me and was definitely drawn into—and was part of—the ever-changing pulse. And it was fun!  Afterward I felt calm, centered, and connected with all the others in the circle, even though I don’t think I exchanged a single word during the course of the ritual.

The possibilities of healing and wellness can take limitless forms, and can enter and enrich your life from directions you may never have considered, if you’re open to it.  I wasn’t depressed when I entered the drumming circle, but afterward I noticed my mood was considerably elevated.  Now that I’ve had this experience, I think if I were depressed, one thing I might try is drumming on something—a pot, an upside-down bucket, a can of pennies—and just see what happens.  If it keeps me from having to oversleep or devour an entire cheesecake, into the Big Bag O’ Tools it goes!

Read more “Shrink Rap” in the February 2011 edition at

Dr. Rick Pimental-Habib, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist, minister, and educator, in private practice in Chattanooga, and the author of “Empowering the Tribe” and “The Power of a Partner.”  Visit his web site at


February 2011 CHEO Spotlight

Interview with Pam Schrader, LMT, Pam’s Healing Hands

Pam SchraderHow did you become interested in natural health and Massage therapy?  My interest in natural health began in the 1970’s.  My mother was very health conscious and we learned reflexology while I was in high school.  Much later a massage therapist friend had a terrible headache and I offered to work on her if she would tell me what to do.  Afterward, headache gone, she said that I had “good hands” and that I should go to school for massage therapy.  I took her advice and became a licensed massage therapist in 2003.  Two years later, I moved to Chattanooga.

I love living and working in this beautiful city with its diverse and friendly people. I enjoy walking and Chattanooga is a wonderful place for doing that.

I am interested in continuing to learn and find answers to why humans function as we do, and how functionality can be improved.  I use the phrase Skilled Hands, Compassionate Heart, Remarkable Results because it applies to me and to my work ethic.

What are you most proud of?  I am most proud of striving to live a life of integrity, correcting mistakes and imitating the Creator in showing love and compassion, never giving up, having a positive approach to life and sharing hope with those I meet.

What would you like to see for CHEO and natural health in the future?  I would like to see CHEO continue to grow into a resource that people in the Chattanooga area turn to, confident they will learn innovative useful information and find top-notch practitioners in various fields.CHEO’s programs are a practical way for people to learn about local practices that can improve their health and quality of life.  We are all living this beautiful gift of Life and our responsibility is to be at our best health and functioning.

In my opinion, in 10 years holistic health care will be considered the first choice of action in non-life threatening situations.

What Services do you offer?  I have trained in NeuroMuscular Technique, Craniosacral Myofascial Release, Lymph Drainage with Lymph Star Pro, Reflexology, Pain Release Technique, SLM(an Australian technique), Myokinesthetic System, MyoSkelatal Alignment Technique(MAT),  NeuroFascial Release(NFR), and I’m Chattanooga's only Primal Reflex Release Technique Practitioner (PRR).  I also enjoy experimenting and making all natural plant based lotions.

My offices are quiet, calm areas where I focus on the individual, drawing on my training to find what will work for each person's unique situation to make quick and lasting improvements.  Stephen Davidson, DO, developer of NFR often told me, "find what is not normal and make it normal". I strive to implement that profound piece of advice in every treatment. 

Visit  for more information.  Offices located at The Wellness Pharmacy, 7504 Jarnigan Road, Chattanooga TN 37421 and at Pam’s Healing Hands, 701 Cherokee Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37405.  Cell: 423-505-7694



CHEO of Chattanooga 2011 & 2012 Directory
Chattanooga Last Call !!!

February 20th 2011 Deadline for your $60 2-year Chattanooga membership for your
listing to be included in the Chattanooga 2011-2012 Print Directory.

Remember to Claim Your 2011 Tax Deductions for
CHEO Professional Memberships & Display Advertising!!! 

Display Ads: Once again we are offering excellent discount rates for members Display Ads in the Print & Web directories. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to present your message to your target market in the Greater Chattanooga or Knoxville Communities.  As a bonus you receive a Free Web Ad for 2 years with your Display Ad purchase! (a $55.00 value)

Everyone that Advertised in our 2008-2009 Chattanooga Directory, please contact us for your Special Bonus.

For further information or to request your Membership form & Directory Ad rate schedule contact:

Chattanooga: Lynne Higgins (706) 891-6868   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thank you for supporting complementary health education & natural wellness!

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Member Notes

New Book by Lynne Forrest

“Guiding Principles for Life Beyond Victim Consciousness”
Order at:

Mountain Harmony Wellness: Energy Awareness Circle - Madisonville
Sunday, February 6th . at 4 pm  No Charge
Sunday, February 20th at 4 pm 
No Charge

The Circle is a discussion group for anyone interested in metaphysical thought and philosophy and holistic practices.  Discussion begins at 4:00 and is followed by an energy share for those who want to.  Participants generally bring a light snack to share.  Held at Mountain Harmony Wellness, 194 Carson Rd. outside of Madisonville. 

Directions at, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call  423-442-4201 for Lauren or Dale Smithandrews.  Everyone is welcome.  Please do not Mapquest or use GPS.  They take you down a dead end road.

Rhama: The Center For Healing Welcomes New Practioners!

Bob Eklund, M.D. - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Bob practiced emergency medicine for 15 years and was emergency department director for the last 4 years. Daily meditation practice helped him remain calm and centered even in peak mayhem. Bob offers an 8-week meditation course. Bob is also certified in homeopathic medicine & feels this practice serves his principles as a physician much better than ER medicine.  Homeopathy is safe and effective, and it treats the whole person. Bob offers individual consultations in homeopathic medicine.

Debbie Lusk BA, LMT, NMT, CFT, CTA- This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Debbie’s practice includes Orthopedic/Sports Massage, Injury Recovery, Neuromuscular Massage Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage Therapy and Pain Management. She is a Sport & Neuromuscular Massage Therapist, Certified Fitness Trainer, and Certified Chiropractic Assistant, working with clients using body, mind, spirit connection helping them to facilitate optimal health and vitality. Now accepting new clients for therapeutic massage.


Australian Bush Flower Essences practitioner since 1997, providing individual consulting and custom-made flower essences. Arlene has mastered the art of blending essences and individualizing her recommendations to her client's needs, addressing a wide array of issues as they work to bring thoughts and emotions into balance.  See Check out Arlene's February Specials at!

Visit to view their Profiles & Photo’s

Special Note: Equipment Available

Gem Galaxy Low Level Laser $2,500.00
Lymphstar Pro Lymphatic Therapy $2,000

Contact: Faynette Harris 423-322-1295

Be sure to Check-Out our members Classes & Workshops listed under the Events Tab on our New Website for both Knoxville & Chattanooga!

New Class Series

A Daily Practice

Beginning January 26 & continuing every Wednesday, from 8:30 - 9:30

Learn proper alignment and develop a stronger connection with Source every week. Come and experience a Daily Practice with Lynne Forrest.

Tuition: $25 per class,  8 class package $160 (save $30) can be used anytime within 6-months from date of purchase.

Another Way Center, 1502 Bailey Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404
Contact: 423-698-0814, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Visit , Events to view more Classes & Workshops !!!

Continuing Classes & Meetings

Tai Ji Community
Continuing classes for Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced Students

Tai Ji Community founder Dr. Zibin Guo and a group of certified instructors teach the roster of 19 classes at various locations in Chattanooga, Hixson and Cleveland Tennessee.  Instructors include: Steve Long, Earl Morgan, Tim Russell, Dr. John Johnson, Karen Wilson, David Prestridge, Tag George and Dale Brown.  Please visit the website for instructor biographies and class schedules at
The Tai Ji Experience with Chris Campbell

Sunday mornings 9:30am
The Open Circle at Renaissance Park, Chattanooga, TN
Free class, everyone welcome
Contact: 423-821-8947 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Schedule of other continuing classes:
Women Against Verbal Violence (WAVV)

First Saturday of every month, 5 – 7pm. 
The Oasis Institute 4928 Homberg Drive, Knoxville, 37919
Contact: 865.748.6885,  
Kirtan Chanting with Nada (the band & chanters) at Clear Spring Yoga

Last Saturday of each month, 7 – 8:30pm.  ***Check for February date change***
Clear Spring Yoga, 17 North Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37405 (behind 1st. TN. Bank)
Donations are gifted to a different community service organization each month.
Contact: Sue Reynolds or Stephanie Rider 423-266-3539.   


CHEO MEMBERS may sign-in to submit their Events, Classes, Workshops, Holistic Health Tips and Member notes.  Members may also upload their own photo for the web directories while signed in.

Email announcements can be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to list members classes & workshops in our on-line Calendar of Holistic Health Events.


CHEO Disclaimer:

The Complementary Health Education Organization, CHEO, is a non-profit educational organization whose purpose is offering education about alternative, natural and complementary health modalities. CHEO provides member information as a public service so readers can easily access information about local healthcare providers and services. CHEO makes no representations or warranties about the accuracy or suitability of any information contained therein.  Information provided via the CHEO website, newsletter and meetings does not constitute medical advice or treatment and is not intended to replace the patient/physician relationship or a physician's professional judgment. CHEO expressly disclaims all liability for any and all treatment, diagnosis, decisions and actions taken or not taken as result of the information provided. Information presented here is for educational purposes only.