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Healthy Tips, Integrative Medicine Trends

7 Daily Habits That Lead to a Stronger, Healthier Brain

Getting older doesn’t have to mean bad news for your brain. Although many are worried about mental decline and diseases like dementia, following the principles of naturopathic medicine can provide natural, non-invasive approaches to keep your brain sharp.

Whether you’re worried about cognitive aging or just looking to boost your brain power, the 7 daily habits listed below can help you maintain a stronger, healthier brain.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018
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Healthy Tips, Integrative Medicine Trends

How the Benefits of Kinesio Taping Apply to More Than Just Athletes

During the 2008 Olympics, beach volleyball players drew attention with colored stripes of Kinesio Tape. Over the years, this effective technique has become increasingly popular among athletes. As a chiropractic physician with the 2016 Olympic Village Polyclinic staff, I used the technique to help athletes gain an extra advantage that could make the difference in winning a race.

Prior to the Olympics, I taught Kinesio Taping at National University of Health Sciences since 2012. The university has a long history with this therapy since the inventor, Dr. Kenzo Kase, is a 1974 DC alum.

Kinesio Taping involves taping over and around muscles in order to send neuromuscular signals that enhance performance and help heal injuries. While Kinesio Taping is best known for its effectiveness on athletic injuries, it can also be effective for non-athletic ailments. That’s why Kinesio Taping is a versatile therapy that offers a number of benefits for everyone.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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Integrative Medicine Trends, Biomedical Science, Graduate School Resources

8 Careers You Didn’t Know You Could Pursue with a Biomedical Science Degree

Biomedical sciences (BS) are the foundation of knowledge for all health care professionals, and as such, an undergraduate degree in this field is surprisingly versatile and can prepare you for a wide range of career and post-graduate educational options. In a biomedical sciences course of study, you’ll learn about everything from human anatomy and physiology, to genetics, biochemistry, microbiology, nutrition, kinesiology, and more. Not only can a BS degree be a stepping stone to traditional medical school, there are an increasing number of medical research, nutrition science, and biomedical engineering careers available to BS graduates.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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Naturopathic Medicine, Integrative Medicine Trends

How the Opioid Epidemic Could Change the Future of Health Care

The opioid epidemic, officially announced in 2016, has commanded much attention. Now considered a “national emergency,” efforts to address the issue are already underway. As various government institutions, health care facilities, and nonprofit organizations prepare action plans, one trend is clear: physicians will certainly attempt to prescribe less opioids than in previous years. But for the nearly 50 million Americans who experience chronic pain, how will physicians now approach their pain treatment? 

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Graduate School Information & Events, Graduate School Resources, Integrative Medicine Trends

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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Naturopathic Medicine, Integrative Medicine Trends

5 Reasons Why Naturopathic Medicine is Safe for You and Your Family

For the millions of Americans with chronic conditions, naturopathic doctors are offering new perspectives and treatment options that are quickly becoming a first line of care. This growing popularity has led to more support among legislators to license NDs in states across the country.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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Integrative Medicine Trends, Naturopathic Medicine, Healthy Tips

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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Chiropractic Medicine, Integrative Medicine Trends

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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Acupuncture, Integrative Medicine Trends

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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Integrative Medicine Trends, Graduate School Information & Events

Considering a Career in Integrative Health? Come Visit Us on March 4th!

If you are considering a graduate degree in the health professions of  chiropractic medicine, naturopathic medicine, acupuncture or oriental medicine, or an undergraduate degree in the field of  biomedical science, National University offers a unique campus visit experience. Hands-on, interactive activities and real-life scenarios are designed to let you experience life as a National University student. 

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Monday, February 27, 2017
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