Time for T'ai Ji
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Christopher Campbell has twenty-five years of study & practice in T'ai Ji and the related Chinese arts of philosophy, calligraphy, and poetry. A full-time T'ai Ji teacher in Chattanooga, he is also the T'ai Ji Training Program Coordinator & a teacher for seminars in Gold Beach, Oregon, for Master Chungliang Al Huang and the Living Tao Foundation, livingtao.org. It has been his study with Master Chungliang Al Huang that has opened his T'ài Jí practice to go beyond a set of old, slow moves, into a vibrant qì-filled dance of life!
CHEO Treasurer 2007-2009; 2012-2013
Yoga Instructor; Master Gardener;
Arbonne International Independent Consultant
Please tell us about yourself in 75 words or less:
I began my yoga journey in 1976. Having taught yoga since 1992, I have the experience and knowledge to gently guide your body to a healthier state. You will be able to do the things you love to do with more energy, better posture, and less discomfort. With a regular practice, you will feel better emotionally and physically. No matter what your age or state of health, yoga encourages you to feel good about yourself. I believe that yoga has something to offer everyone, and I offer group and private classes.
How did you get started in your work?
Betty Ray, my mentor, saw the spark in me and showed me how to teach with love. Sharing what I know and continuing to study has enabled me to touch the lives of many people - both directly and indirectly. Yoga has a rippling effect that spreads goodness to everyone in its path.
Charles West, TFH, LMT
Bodywork for pain & stress relief since 1994
What brought you to alternative health and the field you're involved with?
Like others, I found conventional medicine inadequate/incomplete treatment for an injury, so I tried massage, which was helpful. Eventually, I found Touch for Health Kinesiology for additional effective techniques. An intensive acupressure course I took in 2006 improved my understanding and use of acupressure, which has been a key part of my practice all along. Generally, my intent is to facilitate balance - mind & body (I like bodymind), muscles, and meridians.
Do you feel what you provide is holistic health care, alternative health care, complementary health care services -- or do you care what it's labeled?
Lately I'm using the phrase "integrative bodywork," which is holistic, alternative, and complementary -- but use the phrase which makes sense to you.
Please tell us about yourself in 75 words or less.
I am Ed Jones, and I live in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with my wonderful wife, Donna. We have been married for 33 years. Our daughter, Cady, was recently married to Kyle Welch of Naples, Florida. She lives in Chattanooga and works at Nutrition World. I have owned Nutrition World, located at 6201 Lee Highway, since 1979.
What led you into this business and opening up your own place?
I have been an avid believer in the philosophy of natural healing and the ability of the body to heal itself since I was very young. I cant explain what made me believe in nutrition at the early age of 10, but I do remember being mesmerized by a Shaklee salesman who came to my dad's house to explain the benefits of vitamins.
Suzanna May Alexander
Wildwood, GA 30757
As of June, 2012, CHEO is 10 years old, and this month we have the first 5 presidents of CHEO speaking at our meeting on July 15. We are also featuring Suzanna Alexander, the first president and one of the two co-founders of CHEO, in our Spotlight.
Co-founder of CHEO, B.S. Physical Therapy, 46 years clinical experience, as well as extensive training in Myofascial Release, Somatoemotional Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Therapeutic Touch, Healing Touch, Reiki, Interactive Guided Imagery, and numerous cross-cultural healing techniques.
H. Terri Brower, R.N., Ph.D. Education, Professor Emeritus of Auburn University School of Nursing and University of Miami School of Nursing
Signal Mountain, TN 37377
Phone: 423-886-0717; cell 850-377-5379
Dr. Terri Brower has extensive training and experience both in the traditional medical field and in complementary health. She had a national reputation as an expert witness, Nurse Gerontologist, Professor in the School of Nursing, and Associate Professor at the School of Medicine while at the University of Miami. In 1985, she became Dean of the Auburn University School of Nursing. Since retiring, she has worked with a number of alternative healing modalities.
Dr. John Standridge, MD, FAAFP, FASAM
Personal Medicine LLC/Personal Wellness (Owner & Founder)
2115 Stein Drive
Chattanooga TN 37421
Dr. John Standridge has divided his 34-year medical career between academic medicine and private practice. He's a clinical professor in family medicine and internal medicine at UTC College of Medicine, and he's medical director of the Alexian Health Care Center and CADAS. Board-certified in family medicine, addiction medicine, geriatrics, and hypertension, he is qualified as a Specialist in Clinical Hypertension, and he maintains his own private practice at Personal Medicine LLC. He is renowned for research ion Alzheimer’s disease, and he's the author of 4 books and 40+ medical publications.
Jeannie Harrison IPC
doTerra Essential Oils & Wellness Products
Independent Product Consultant
Chattanooga TN 37405
What brought you to Alternative Health and the field/product you’re involved with? My father was a "naturalist" but in his day there really wasn’t a name for it. He taught me a love of nature and that plants are our greatest resource for abundant living. After several years of using herbal remedies, I discovered a new type of essential oil that can be used to promote wellness in the body aromatically, topically, and now internally. This discovery has sparked a new passion, as essential oils have changed my life and the lives of my family and friends. My desire is to share this gift with others.
What services do you offer? I teach free classes on reinventing healthcare by using certified pure therapeutic-grade essential oils and supplements infused with essential oils. The purpose of the class is to educate and empower people to take control of their healthcare needs as well as their families in ways they’ve never thought possible.
Dr. Tomas E. Stangel D.C., DACNB, FACFN
Dr. Stangel is a Functional/Chiropractic Neurologist, specializing in the evaluation and treatment of the complete nervous system. He treats a variety of health problems including Vertigo, Pain, Headaches, Balance problems, ADHD, Dyslexia and Autism.
What is the one thing you would most like us to know about yourself? That I have an absolute passion for Functional Neurology and applying those skills to try and correct my patients’ problems. In order to stoke the fires of that passion I receive anywhere from 200-275 hours of Continuing Education each year.
Usui & Karuna Reiki Master, Coach and Intuitive
Intrinsic Works, LLC
P.O. Box 804
Signal Mountain TN 37377
What brought you to Alternative Health and the field/product you're involved with? Since my teen years, I have been interested in holistic health practices and using nutrition as the best way to avoid needing medical attention and feeling good.
Where are you from? How long have you been in the Greater Chattanooga area? I moved to Chattanooga from central Illinois four years ago and love it here. It felt like home the first day I arrived for a visit in 2007 and still feels that way.
If you had three wishes, what would they be in order of importance? 1. I wish that each of us would love our own self completely just as we are this moment. 2. I wish that each of us would appreciate how the diversity of others sparks creative ideas in ourselves. 3. I wish that we always remember that each of us does the best we can at every moment, no matter what that might look like.