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CHEO MONTHLY PROGRAMS
Sunday, February 20, 2011, 2 to 4 pm
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
Monday, February 7, 2011 7 pm
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:
Monday, March 2,2011 7 pm
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.
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.
Directions to Rarity Bay: 150 Rarity Bay Parkway, Vonore, 37885
Chattanooga Community Outreach Opportunities
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.
Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 10am – 6pm
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.
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
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 www.ChattanoogaPulse.com
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 www.DrRPH.com
February 2011 CHEO Spotlight
Interview with Pam Schrader, LMT, Pam’s Healing Hands
How 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 www.pamshealinghands.com 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
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