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Radcliffe offering massage therapy

Radcliffe is offering massage therapy.

Radcliffe offering CAM:

The session is an opportunity for those who are interested in a career in massage therapy to learn the requirements for earning a certificate or associate degree, as well as explore career opportunities in this rapidly growing healthcare field.

Participants will have the opportunity to meet instructors in the program, as well as current students, and tour the facility. The orientation is open to the public, however, it is mandatory for any student who plans to enroll in the program for the fall 2010 semester, which begins Sept. 1.

The Radcliff Center is at 1751 Radcliff, just south of Ford. For more information, call (734) 462-4746 or send an e-mail to massage@schoolcraft.edu. A Massage Therapy Information and Application Packet also can be downloaded from the Schoolcraft website at www.schoolcraft.edu/pdfs/admissions/mas.pdf. To learn more about Massage Therapy and other Limited/Restricted Enrollment programs at Schoolcraft go to www.schoolcraft.edu/programs/limited.asp.

Massage therapy is one of the fastest growing specialties in healthcare and is recognized as a valuable preventive health option as well as being a beneficial treatment modality following injuries and illness. Students at Schoolcraft College can earn either a certificate or associate degree in massage therapy. Massage therapists may be employed in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, managed care centers, rehabilitation and sports medicine clinics, and group and private practices.

Those who complete the certificate program, which typically takes about one year to earn the 34.5 credit hours, are ready for the National Certification Exam (NCE) and the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam for licensure.

Those who complete the massage therapy associate degree program have the broad background and ability to work with diverse populations that both allied and complementary health care systems now require.

 

Wellness Forum:

Integrative medicine practitioner Margaret Bailey presents "The Role of Complementary Therapies for Chronic Conditions" for the free "Working on Wellness" forum at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, in the second-floor conference room, Olympic Medical Services Building, 840 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

Bailey recently graduated from the University of Washington's master's program as a rural adult nurse practitioner and simultaneously completed the university's graduate program in complementary and alternative medicine.

She is certified La'au Lapa'au, an indigenous botanical medicine of Hawaii, and completed a certificate program on traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture. She also holds certificates as a CancerGuide(r) in adult critical care nursing and rehabilitation nursing. She owned and operated ElderSpa in Hawaii.

She and her husband now live in Sequim.

The forum is part of a monthly program of the Dungeness Valley Health and Wellness Clinic, open at 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays to uninsured and underinsured community members.

Last year, the clinic received the Washington State Hospital Association's Community Health Leadership Award.

Volunteers or donors are encouraged to reach the clinic at 582-0218.

CAM job offered:

Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School seeks to employ an Associate Research Fellow to conduct rigorous scientific research into efficacy and safety of herbal medicine. Candidates should have a degree (preferably a higher degree) in a natural science or applied science and experience in scientific research.

You will be educated at degree level and have a knowledge and experience of Complementary Medicine and the relevant research issues.  A PhD in a relevant subject or evidence of PhD level research would be advantageous.

For an informal discussion please contact Professor Edzard Ernst on 01392 430802 or email Edzard.Ernst@pms.ac.uk although applications should be made in accordance with the details shown below.

For an application pack please email jobs@pms.ac.uk or request via the job vacancies section of the PMS website www.pms.ac.uk or telephone 01752 764467 quoting reference no:  E0949/PMS

Complementary Medicine Approach For Relief of Tinnitus

National U.S. Government Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine defines complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as "diverse medical and health systems, practices, and generally not considered part of conventional medicine." How does this actually affect tinnitus? There is no cure for tinnitus available in conventional medicine to date, but there are some conventional ways to alleviate tinnitus symptoms.

Vitamin supplements such as B vitamins are popular treatments for tinnitus. Vitamin B increases your metabolic rate, which increases your body's energy output. This helps keep your nervous system, eyes, skin, liver function, and muscles healthy. If you don't have enough vitamin B in your body, you may start having fatigue, anemia, appetite loss, skin problems, and eye and hearing problems. There have been studies done that show vitamin B supplements help decrease tinnitus for people that are lacking this vitamin in their body.

Folic acid is another vitamin supplement that helps alleviate tinnitus symptoms. Folic acid appears to have a stabilizing effect on the central nervous system which helps alleviate tinnitus. This was reported by Dr. Michael Seidman of the Henry Ford Center in Michigan, in his published work.

Mineral supplements are another conventional treatment for tinnitus. A zinc supplement of 50 mg a day helped reduce tinnitus in 82% of people that were affected by this condition. This was reported in a study that was done by Dr. Nedim Arda, and his colleague from the Dept. of Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Neck Surgery at the Hospital Research and Education Numun Ankara.

A magnesium supplement taken at a daily dose of 167 mg decreases the risk of severe hearing loss in people that were exposed to constant loud noises. This was reported in a study by Dr. Attias from Israel. Mineral supplements selenium, manganese, and have also been shown to provide relief from tinnitus too.

Herbal supplements have also been shown to alleviate tinnitus in many people.

Gingko Biloba is a herbal supplement that is providing tinnitus relief in many people. Gingko Biloba has been used many years, and has shown many encouraging results. Many of these studies show ginkgo biloba is effective in helping tinnitus and cerebral insufficiency. In tinnitus cases, a study by Hobbs demonstrated this herbs success, as 35% of tinnitus patients reported their tinnitus disappeared. A study of 350 tinnitus patients with hearing problems that were caused by age progression, 82% of these showed a significant hearing increase. 167 of these patients were checked again 5 years later, and it was shown that 60% of these patients had kept their hearing improvement. These results of gingko biloba will depend on the dose and quality of the herbal supplement. 120-240 mg twice a day is the recommended amount needed to help tinnitus. Other natural herbal supplements that have shown to help tinnitus are Mullein, Black Cohosh, and Cornus.

There are other treatments that meet the CAM definition also. There is Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT), which consists of two parts. The 2 parts are sound and counseling therapy. Sound therapy is the use of a device that puts out low volume white noise to "mask" tinnitus. Counseling helps the patient understand the different aspects of tinnitus, both the psychological and physiological parts. If you are having trouble finding any tinnitus relief, it is time to try some of these optional treatments.

Learn more on how to stop your tinnitus permanently with tinnitus home remedies and other available treatments for tinnitus, visit Tinnitus Tip.

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