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Medical empowerment offered by integrative medicine doctor

An integrative medicine physician speaks on CAM therapies for pain management.

Emu is more than a good word for scrabble:

Author, pain specialist and integrative medicine advocate William 'Bill- Code, MD will be one of the guest speakers at the Emu Oil Seminar for Medical Professionals on July 7th. Code is considered a leading Canadian authority on emu oil. He is scheduled to present 'Emu Oil Use in Medical Care, Research and the Emu Industry in Canada- at 4:00 PM. The seminar is being held in conjunction with the 17th Annual American Emu Association (AEA) National Convention, held this year at the Holiday Inn Downtown at the Park in Missoula, MT.

Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1996, Code was forced to retire from his busy practice in Anesthesia and Pain Management. Although advised that rest was the best therapy, he preferred a more proactive approach and was determined to find other solutions to stop his progressive deterioration. With the help of his wife, Denise, a Registered Dietitian with a Master of Science in Nutrition, he explored everything they could find in the medical journals and then began to research integrative medicine. The results changed Code's outlook and his life. His recovery journey is outlined in three books published in 2000, 2005 and 2007. Dr. Code's recent book "Winning the Pain Game" outlines a roadmap to reducing chronic pain through nutritional choices.

To learn more about Bill Code's journey and the complementary therapies and nutrition he uses and recommends for others, please visit his website, Empowering Medical Understanding at

The American Emu Association is a non-profit trade association representing the emu industry. The emu industry is an alternative agricultural industry, dominated by the small farmer, who is devoted to humane and environmentally positive practices that will produce beneficial products for society. For more information about the American Emu Association (AEA) or the emu industry visit or call 541-332-0675.

Health care Empowerment: There are many ways to play the "u" without a "q" ("you" and "cue," as in the British for waiting line).


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