Based on a survey of our patients, we found a consistent theme of what frustrates them about conventional medicine practices and why they felt First Health was different. Since identifying these 4 key areas, we have made a consistent effort to offer our absolute best to:Listen attentively to Patients concernsMake the patient the driving force as the center of careMinimize wait timesExplain all the options for treatment, and give the patient choices (medications, alternative medicine, nutritional medicine/supplementation, psychological medicine)
Design notes: list of providersWe want this to look much more inviting—these chairs are way too cold.Had thoughts about putting the actual providers in the chairs. Could be an actual live picture with a sample patient in the red chair or could be a group of providers sitting around the table.
DrRic Meditation for Stress (slide share edition)
Meditation for Stress Enrique Saguil, MDWe didn’t invent the practice of medicine…. we’re just changing the way it’s provided.
Nutrition Grounding MovementWe didn’t invent the practice of medicine…. we’re just changing the way it’s provided.
The First Health Approach We didn’t invent the practice of medicine…. we’re just changing the way it’s provided.
Your Community of Care Ric Saguil, MD Jason Gruss, MD Tom Jordan, RD Katrina Christie, LCPC Jennifer Green, ND Joe Musolino, DC Emery Paredes, PT Yu Zhu, MD China You
I’m not stressed doc!• The study of social aggression in baboons• Lower strata males had higher stress and….• ….with increased brain stress hormone level….• HBP, high heart rate, poor reproductive capacity. Dr. Robert Sopolsky
Stress/Relaxation = Sympathetic/Parasympathetic• Epinephrine, adrenaline, cortisol increased in stressful, dangerous environment• Prolactin, oxytocin, NPY increased in relaxed, protected environments.
Old concepts• Break down of the physiologic response:• Stress Response- “fight or flight” Hans Selye 1975• Relaxation Response- “eat or reproduce” Herb Benson, MD 1975
Meditation applied to you• “Story telling”• Good for beginners/children (sleeping alone)• Sports/Athletes (Visualizations)• Great for hospitals (gets outside the walls)• Psychological trauma (helps the victim move out of the trauma)
2 Supported meditation• Sight -candle, mandala, image• Sound -singing bowl, nature, breath, om• Smell -aromatherapy, nature• Taste -mindful eating• Touch -healing touch, comfort, sit bones• Breath, mantra, yoga, tai chi, Qi Gong• Keep the concept of “monkey mind” on a leash
MantraWord, Sound, Phrase or Prayer So Hum www.chopra.com
5 Open meditation• Engage your local environment to involve it during and after Tim Olmsted -Pres. Pema Chodron Foundation -Spiritual Director Buddist Center Steamboat Springs CO -Teaches with Yongey Rinpoche
Meditation timers Start: 5-10 minutes twice a day Maintain: 30 minutes twice a day to Cool benefit: See who else is meditating around the world!
DNA – stored messages for 80 years• Your DNA will only replicate properly when given the proper environment! Richie Davidson, PhD Harvard/U of WI Esther Sternberg, MD NIH Jeff Ducek, PhD Mass Gen Hosp/U of MN Herb Benson, MD Harvard Bruce Lipton, PhD ….• Old-school: traits & character controlled by genes• New-school: environment controls genetic activity and even the rewriting of genetic code
Provide a healthy environment* foryour genes!!* = mind body spirit
Fun Facts!• Telomeres shorten with age normally• Stress speeds up shortening Biologist Elizabeth Blackburn• For every year of care for a chronically ill child ….add on 6 years of aging to the mom• Compassion and caring may add to increasing telomerase and healing (at the DNA level) Psychologist Elissa Epel, PhD UCLA• Mind-body interventions affect gene expression and disease vulnerability by improving response to oxidative stress and associated cellular damage, and inflammation. Ducek Harvard 2008
Detoxing DeconstructedBodhi Prem Yoga Studio- Arlington Heights May 12, Saturday 12:00am (224) 595-0084 to reserve a seat QUESTIONS? We didn’t invent the practice of medicine…. we’re just changing the way it’s provided.