Ayurveda is an ancient medical modality from India that comes from he words Ayush, meaning ‘life,’ and Veda, meaning ‘science’ or ‘knowledge.’ Admittedly, I’d never even heard of this modality until my CAM class last semester. And now, I just finished my internship rotation in this diet oriented ancient medical practice. For a patient’s first … Continue reading
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
I’m back! For those of you keeping track, this is my first post since July 4th. I’ve been so buried in my school work that I just didn’t have the brain power to put together any blog posts. Not only did I have to learn how to be a student again, but this was my first … Continue reading Two Study Techniques for Life
This past Monday I began my first day of school at our local community college. The goal is to finish a one year program in order to receive a certificate in Integrative Health Coaching. This semester’s classes are Medical Terminology (Ugh!) and Public Health. It’s a far left turn from my previous career as a … Continue reading The First Step to a New Career has Begun!