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  1. Welcome to Complementary and Alternative Medicine review. By Tom Siler

  2. April 30th Day 1Objectives:* What is CAM?*History of CAM*US health care systems implementation of CAM*Provide local CAM practitioners information * Introduce Yoga and how it can benefit both children and adults*Review Q/A

  3. What is Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)? • CAM is complementary medicine used together with standard medical care. • It can be an alternative to traditional medicines. • Talk with your health care provider about CAM for you and your child.

  4. Types of CAM • Whole medical systemsAncient healing systems Homeopathy Naturopathy • Mind-body medicinemeditation, Prayer Music Relaxation Yoga • Traditional Indian and Chinese medicine • Massage, acupuncture, herbal remedies, exercise and lifestyle counseling and music.

  5. Types of CAM • Biologically based practicesdietary supplements and herbal remedies. • Manipulative and body-based practiceschiropractic and osteopathic manipulation and massage. • Energy medicineqi gong, therapeutic touch, reiki and magnet therapy • Pet Therapy

  6. Ancient Practices Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) originated in ancient China and has evolved over thousands of years. TCM practitioners use herbal medicines and various mind and body practices, such as acupuncture and tai chi, to treat or prevent health problems. Ayurvedic medicine (also called Ayurveda) is one of the world’s oldest medical systems. It originated in India more than 3,000 years ago and remains one of the country’s traditional health care systems.

  7. CAM Gaining steam in the US • A healthy lifestyle can promote wellness and prevent illness and disease, allowing people to enjoy a long, high-quality life. To achieve this goal, many people use various approaches, including (CAM). • CAM systems have characteristics commonly found in mainstream health care, such as a focus on good nutrition and preventive practices.

  8. Local CAM practitioners and how to choose. http://www.synergymedicalcenter.com/ located in Chesapeake. • Try these tips when selecting a CAM provider from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM): • Talk with your doctor. • Contact a local hospital or medical school. • Check the national association. • Call your local health department. • Ask questions. http://holisticwellnessva.com/about-us/about-me/ located in Norfolk, VA A health coach who guides you into more effective communications with your body.

  9. Intro to Yoga Yoga is a practice that started in India, and is now very popular in the United States and around the world. Yoga is about exploring and learning in a fun, safe and playful way. Yoga and kids are a perfect match. Here is what children (and adults!) can learn from yoga: Yoga teaches us about our bodies. Yoga teaches us how to breathe better. Yoga teaches us how to use our energy more effectively. Yoga teaches us how to quiet the mind. Yoga teaches us about balance.Yoga teaches us to be the “boss” of our bodies.Yoga teaches us about taking care of ourselves.

  10. Questions and Answers!

  11. May 1st Day 2 • Objectives • Introduce types of Yoga • Partake in a 20 min beginner Yoga session • Discuss pet therapy • How music plays an important role in everyone's health

  12. Types of Yoga practiced and poses • Ashtanga Yoga • Bikram Yoga • Hatha Yoga • Iyengar Yoga • Kripalu Yoga • Kundalini Yoga • Power Yoga • Sivananda Yoga • Viniyoga • http://fit.webmd.com/teen/move/slideshow/slideshow-yoga-for-energy

  13. Time to take part in a Yoga session with our local Yoga “NOOK” instructors

  14. Animal-assisted therapy? • Animal-assisted therapy can significantly reduce pain, anxiety, depression and fatigue

  15. Man's best friend as healer • Those of us who own pets know they make us happy. A growing body of scientific research is showing that our pets can also make us healthy, or healthier. • We live in an area with numerous horse farms http://www.grubbgrovehorsefarm.com/

  16. Time for a break!!!!

  17. Music puts us at ease • Music, Attention, and Learning • Music and Anxiety • Music and Moods • Music and Sleep • Music and Stress

  18. Choose your music wisely • Any kind of relaxing, calming music can contribute to calmer moods. Calming music can be combined with cognitive therapy to lower anxiety even more effectively than conventional therapy alone. • every parent of a teenager knows that certain kinds of music, particularly at high volumes, can induce stress. Knowing that certain kinds of music can alleviate stress is one thing; being mindful in choosing what kind of music to listen to is another. Choose your musical intake as carefully as you choose your food and friends

  19. Questions and Answers!

  20. May 2nd Day 3 Objectives: 30 min Message therapy session Massage therapy Herbal teas everyone can enjoy Safe herbs researched Choose a CAM practice you wish to participate in Wrap-up

  21. Pick a partner Let’s start with a chair massage.Follow along with massage therapist MerraHoffman, LMT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oYdT67iA9k

  22. The Effects of Massage Therapy Children/Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder • Anther alternative to medication for ADHD may work not only children but adults as well.

  23. Finding the right massage therapist The first thing you should do is set goals for the massage session(s).  • Are you interested in: • Reducing stress? • Reducing muscle contractions or tightness? • Living without chronic or acute pain? • Improving your work performance? • Enhancing your general health and wellbeing?  • Improving your ability to participate in sports? • Massage is the manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons, and ligaments) to enhance health and wellbeing.

  24. There are many types of massage techniques

  25. We need a break!

  26. The power of tea • A few of the highlights of drinking tea: • Tea drinking appears to lower the risk for heart disease and stroke. • Natural compounds called polyphenols in green tea might protect against several cancers, including those of the prostate, GI tract, lungs, breast, and skin. • Caffeine and antioxidants called catechins found in green, oolong, and white teas may increase metabolism and promote weight loss. • Tea polyphenols are thought to strengthen bones and protect against fractures. • People who drink tea could see improvements in mood, concentration, and performance.

  27. Herbs that can benefits the whole family • Kathi Kemper, MD, director of the Center for Holistic Pediatric Education and Research at Children's Hospital in Boston review:Licorice root Echinacea Chamomile Catnip St. John's wort

  28. It time for you to pick a practice you maybe interested in • Chiropractic and osteopathic medicine • Massage • Body movement therapies • Tai chi • Yoga • Acupuncture • Ayurveda • Homeopathy • Naturopathy • Chinese or Oriental medicine • Electromagnetic therapy • Kinesiology • Reiki • Qigong • Dietary supplements • Herbal medicine • Art, dance, and music • Visualization and guided imageryAnimal assisted therapy • Meditation • Biofeedback • Hypnosis

  29. Review/Questions

  30. References: http://www.nih.gov/about/almanac/organization/NCCAM.htm http://www.whccamp.hhs.gov/fr2.html www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/emotional-wellness/Pages/Music-and-Mood.aspx http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/consumer-health/in-depth/alternative-medicine/art-20045267?pg=1 http://imap.hamptonroadsspecialtyhospital.com/health_reference/Complementary-Alternative-Health/SA00078.cfm http://www.pbs.org/parents/food-and-fitness/sport-and-fitness/why-yoga-and-kids-go-together/ http://www.webmd.com/balance/guide/which-style-of-yoga-is-best-for-you

  31. References: http://www.pbs.org/parents/food-and-fitness/sport-and-fitness/why-yoga-and-kids-go-together/ http://nccam.nih.gov/health/whatiscam/chinesemed.htm http://nccam.nih.gov/health/ayurveda/introduction.htm http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2538473/ http://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/explore-healing-practices/massage-therapy/how-can-i-find-right-massage-therapist http://www.webmd.com/balance/features/herbs-for-kids-feature http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/complementary_and_alternative_medicine/types_of_complementary_and_alternative_medicine_85,P00189/