“Don’t tell me what I can’t eat, tell me what I CAN eat,“ said a patient I saw during my internship. She was ready to make changes, but without sacrificing what she enjoys eating. Sound familiar? I mean, wouldn't it be sooo much easier to stick to a healthy diet if we could still eat … Continue reading The Easiest Way to a Healthier Diet
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
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
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
Am I Crazy for Going Back to School?
Since I started school a week and a half ago, I've read 10 chapters, taken three quizzes, written five discussion posts, and that's just the beginning! I still have midterm exams, a research paper, and of course final exams to look forward to finishing. I guess what I'm trying to say is, the reason why … Continue reading Am I Crazy for Going Back to School?