Alternative Medicine, Campus Visit Day, integrative health

Explore Your Future in Integrative Health at Campus Visit Day on November 4!

If you’re considering a career in health care, attending Campus Visit Day at National University’s Illinois campus is a great opportunity to explore a variety of programs in complementary and alternative medicine.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
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Alternative Medicine, Integrative Medicine, integrative health, complementary medicine

Dr. Anna Jurik discusses fibromyalgia and the advantages integrative medicine can offer

Lady Gaga recently came forward about her struggle with fibromyalgia, a unique syndrome that is not yet well understood by the medical community.

Once thought to be a psychological disorder, it wasn’t until 1981 that a scientific study confirmed fibromyalgia is a real medical condition. However, stigmas surrounding the condition still exist. In hopes of raising awareness, Lady Gaga is featured in an upcoming Netflix documentary, “Gaga: Five Foot Two,” which explores her struggle with the chronic condition.

As the diagnosis of the condition has increased, the medical community seems to have become more accepting of the syndrome. However, there are still some physicians who do not believe fibromyalgia is a real condition.

In the Q&A below, Anna Jurik, DC, MS, RD, LDN, an attending clinician at the NUHS Whole Health Center in Lombard, Illinois who specializes in women’s health, sheds light on four important questions about fibromyalgia.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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integrative health, biomedical science

Why a Bachelor’s in Biomedical Sciences Can Help Prepare You for a Health Care Career

According to U.S. News & World Report, over half of the "100 Best Jobs" are health care related. So while a career in health care can be lucrative and rewarding, one challenge is choosing the specific profession that's right for you.

How and where should you go to school to pursue the required education? What kind of career opportunities will there be after you graduate? These can be overwhelming questions for anyone.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
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Acupuncture, Integrative Medicine, integrative health, Research

How Acupuncture Can Promote Your Overall Health and Wellbeing This Year

Research has proven that acupuncture can improve a person’s well-being by stimulating the body’s healing processes, making it an important component to an integrative health care plan. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has determined that this non-invasive health care treatment is safe and effective when it comes to helping patients overcome a variety of ailments.

From pain management to stress reduction, experts are finding that the positive effects of acupuncture are broad and far-reaching. Patients can experience not only physical wellbeing, but also an improved state of mind and a more balanced emotional state, after they have undergone acupuncture sessions. So if you have been hoping to enhance your health this year, finding a qualified acupuncturist could be just what you need to get the relief you’ve been waiting for, without the use of strong prescriptions or invasive procedures.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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