When you hear the word, ‘chiropractor,’ what’s the first thing you think of? Neck adjustments? Cracking backs? Traction? After spending two weeks in the Chiropractic Department at SCU Health Science, I learned it’s so much more than that! Like other alternative medicine modalities, chiropractic care is not just about the neck and spine. It’s a … Continue reading
Tactical Sports Medicine Internship
My second internship rotation at SCU Health is with a department I'd never heard of before. Tactical Sports Medicine is basically worker’s comp rehab for first responders, athletes, and people going through the academy to become first responders. The doctors’ treatment objective is to reduce injury risk and decrease recovery time. Primary focus is placed … Continue reading Tactical Sports Medicine Internship
I’ve spent the past two weeks of my internship in the acupuncture department of SCU Health, and it was the first time I’ve actually witnessed a physician perform acupuncture on patients. Acupuncture is considered a modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and the doctor’s approach is quite different from ‘Western Medicine’ doctors. TCM looks at … Continue reading Acupuncture Internship
Alternative Medicine Internship
My first week of internship has begun at the Southern California University Health System. This is a private, non-profit institution that teaches students about Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Ayurveda and Tactical Sports Medicine. They also have a wellness clinic with patients that are both students and general public. This is where I will be having my internship, … Continue reading Alternative Medicine Internship
It was a year ago when I posted my Memorial Day weekend blog, which included this quote: “Ceremonies are important. But our gratitude has to be more than visits to the troops, and once-a-year Memorial Day ceremonies. We honor the dead best by treating the living well.” - Jennifer M. Granholm So how are we … Continue reading Remembrance 2022
It’s finals week, which means I’m almost done with my Spring 2022 semester. And once this mental torture is over, I can begin my summer internship! It’s a stressful time for anyone who’s a student. In fact, my daughter just finished her finals last week, but with only one or two melt downs. I only … Continue reading Final Days
Is Football Good for Mental Health?
With all this talk about football and the upcoming Super Bowl, I got to wondering if there were any mental health benefits to watching this very aggressive sport. I mean all that yelling, tackling, kicking… not to mention the action on the field. I started reading a UK article on football, then suddenly realized they … Continue reading Is Football Good for Mental Health?
Does Music Really Help Our Mental Health?
This past Sunday I posted about how listening to music plays a role in my self-care. Many other people I’ve spoken with say the same thing. They love listening to music to boost their mood or have a ‘good cry.’ So with that in mind, I decided to do a deeper dive into how listening … Continue reading Does Music Really Help Our Mental Health?