Episode 12: Electro-acupuncture

On this episode I discuss acupuncture used with electrical stimulation. This is a highly effective method of treating injuries of the muscles and joints.

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Episode 11: What Is The VA Good For?

Episode 11 discusses what western medicine, in the case of veterans, the VA is good for. In other words, what ways will the VA help you the most, and in what ways will they not be able to help you with. You want to take advantage of the best they have to offer, and know when to look elsewhere to get your needs met.

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The Power of Massage

When most people think of massage they think of a relaxing day at the spa. They don’t think of something that can dramatically change the function of their body and rid them of pain. There are a lot of different kinds of massage that come from every culture all over the world. One might even argue that massage was the first way that human beings helped each other when in distress or pain.  At this point, the art of massage has advanced significantly, and continues to develop. Some of those types of massage are your basic spa massage, which is great is you just want to feel a little better… Read More

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Podcast Episode 5: Alternative Medicine

What is alternative medicine? What does that term really mean, and what is complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM), and what is integrative medicine? These questions are answered and I get into a little about how making money and control of the market comes into play.

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The Medical Industrial Complex and You

Medicine is big money. Some estimate that by 2020 prescription drug spending in the U.S. may reach $600 billion. The American Medical Association spends approximately $20 million a year lobbying politicians. The medical insurance industry collects about $1 trillion a year in premiums. With all that money running through the system, there is a lot of people working to keep things the same. As you can imagine, when businesses get that big, they have a lot of power to control the marketplace. There’s something that then happens, most of the people involved in the industry have no concept of the fact that what they do has life or death consequences… Read More

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