Notes on Ergonomics

by Dr. Bridgett B. Simon, ND LAc                 Hello everyone, welcome to the fall season. I like this topic because it turned out to be more than I expected. When I thought of ergonomics before this, posture and sitting time came to mind for me. Working with a lot of tech friends also, things like … Continued

Allergies and Energetic Medicine: Get Your Feet on the Ground

By Dr. Bridgett B. Simon                 As spring moves in, the season can bring environmental allergies that make you want to hide indoors. In energetic medicine, I take a little different approach.  The practice of Earthing has become a term coined for having contact with the earth against your skin, such as the feet when … Continued

Homeopathy and First Aid

by Dr. Liat Engel, ND Now that spring is in the air and we are all finding ourselves wanting to spend more time outdoors. Activities like hiking, bike riding, running and swimming are all wonderful opportunities for getting our bodies and spirits out of the sleepy hibernation mode of wintertime. Naturally, increased physical activity and … Continued

Winter: A time to wait for the sun to rise

by Debbie Yu, MS, L.Ac   Chapter two of the Huang Di Nei Jing (Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine) says:  “The three months of winter, they denote securing and storing…  do not disturb the yang [qi] go to rest early and rise late you must wait for the sun to shine (Unschuld)”   Winter … Continued

Healthcare in America: The Elephants in the Room

From the Married to a Doctor Series of Op-Eds By Jashar Rentz, M.Ed. AIM CFO and Operations Director I made a big change this year.  I left a career in education and educational leadership, and took on the challenge of supporting Dr. Brooke’s dream and vision of health and wellness care.  Turns out, I have … Continued

Acupuncture and March Madness

by Debbie Yu, MS, L.Ac, DAOM Candidate 2017   Spring is coming! Sports, activity, and yang energy are rising! With more movement, comes more potential for injuries, or worry about re-activating old injuries. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can certainly help speed recovery in active injuries; and increase circulation and strengthen supporting structures to prevent old … Continued

The Athlete’s and Adventurer’s Natural First Aid Kit

By Dr. Mohammad Shegeft   Injuries are part of being active and living your life to its fullest.  Though physical preparation like stretching, kinesio-taping, proper nutrition and supplementation may reduce the risk of injury, such precautions will never guarantee that some aches and bruises will not arise.  This is why we came up with a … Continued

From the Vault: Season of Dryness! Some helpful tips…

by AIM Staff Fall is all about gathering resources and preparing for a cold and fruitless winter – a process that takes place all around us. Animals gather food and prepare cozy shelters and plants drop off leaves and seeds as resources are concentrated into the roots. As the seasons change, this process also starts … Continued

From the Vault: Healing with Honey!

By Dr. Brooke Azie-Rentz Recently I attended a conference on pain and wound healing at which one of the lectures was on bee products.  We talked about bee sting therapy, propolis, royal jelly, and all kinds of honey, with a focus on Manuka honey.  Seeing that this month’s newsletter was about the skin, I thought … Continued

From the Vault: Going Beyond Estrogen in Hormone Therapy

By Dr. Brooke Azie-Rentz If you have been to AIM and are a woman, chances are you have discussed hormones with one of our docs.  This is because hormones are a huge force in our bodies, driving everything from appetite, to metabolism, to sex drive, to mood… the list is long!  Here at AIM we … Continued