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, “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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Massage Therapy, Career Guide, Certification in Massage Therapy

A Career Guide to Becoming a Massage Therapist (Downloadable Resource)

If you are looking to pursue a career as a massage therapist you more than likely have a lot of questions about the industry, career outlook, how to select a program, and the best way to successfully and easily navigate the admissions process.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017
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Doctor of Chiropractic, Chiropractic Medicine, Campus Visitation

Jumpstart your career in Chiropractic Medicine at NUHS on October 14!

Are you considering a career as a chiropractic physician? We, at National University of Health Sciences, know that preparing for a career in medicine can be challenging. That is why we offer many opportunities for prospective students to visit the campus and learn about our programs.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
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Doctor of Chiropractic, Chiropractic Medicine

5 Universal Myths About Chiropractic Medicine

Chiropractic medicine is a form of integrative medicine that focuses on natural, non-invasive, evidence-informed practices of disease prevention and health promotion. Through a broad scope of assessment and treatment modalities such as manipulation, functional medicine, physical rehabilitation therapy, targeted nutritional and botanical treatment, acupuncture, and diet/lifestyle management, chiropractic medicine can effectively treat a wide range of conditions and improve overall health.

Over the last few decades, chiropractic medicine has become more widely accepted by the conventional medical community. Unfortunately, there are still a number of myths and misconceptions that affect the public’s view of chiropractic care.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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Naturopathic Medicine, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, natural treatment

7 Ways My Career in Naturopathic Medicine Has Changed My Life

Upon entering the healthcare profession, I knew I wanted a position where I could give patients the time and empathy required for healing. I wanted to implement treatments which recognized the mind-body connection and addressed the root cause of disease.

I now work in concert with medical doctors at the Center for Integral Health in Lombard, IL, where we do just that. By using modalities such as homeopathy, nutrition, and lifestyle counseling, we are able to achieve deeper, long-lasting health. Receiving my degree in Naturopathic Medicine from National University of Health Sciences, has made this rewarding work possible. It has also made a profound difference in the way I view my health, as well as the care I expect for my family and the greater community.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017
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Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, Master of Science in Acupuncture, Career Guide, AOM practitioner

A Career Guide to Becoming an Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Practitioner  (Downloadable Resource)

If you are looking to pursue a career as an acupuncture and/or oriental medicine (AOM) practitioner you more than likely have a lot of questions about the industry, career outlook, how to select a program, and the best way to successfully and easily navigate the admissions process.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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Health care, Well-being, Healthy Tips

Can Good Posture Make You Healthier? Here are 5 Tips to Consider

Having good posture doesn’t just keep you looking tall and feeling confident, having good posture is a daily habit formed over many years that can have a huge impact on your overall health.  

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) defines posture as the position in which we hold our bodies while standing, sitting, or lying down. Good posture is the correct alignment of body parts supported by the right amount of muscle tension against gravity.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017
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Health care, Campus Visitation

4 Reasons You Should Visit a Campus When Considering a Degree in Health Care

For students interested in health care, choosing the right college is crucial. Preparing for a career in medicine is a challenge as well as an adventure. The school you select will be the place you will live, learn, and work for some of the most important years of your life.

In the quest to find the perfect school, an essential yet often overlooked step is visiting the campus. This is the ultimate way to get a feel for a school, gather information, and find out if it is a good match for you. A virtual tour online is not enough to make the best and most accurate decision.

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Wednesday, June 28, 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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Alternative Medicine, Chiropractic Medicine, Sports Medicine

5 Reasons Why Chiropractic Treatments Are Important for Athletes

Chiropractic care is one of many forms of natural health care, specifically a non-invasive, drug-free alternative that can help patients find relief from a variety of musculoskeletal issues. Athletes in particular, can greatly benefit from chiropractic treatments both before and after they practice and perform.

Professional sports leagues including Major League Baseball (MLB) along with the National Football League (NFL) have recognized these benefits for years, with most teams employing their own official sports chiropractor. National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) graduates Marc Legere, DC, and Randy Cybulski, DC, (who himself was an NFL player earlier) have also treated these professional athletes in private practice.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
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