American Osteopathic Association
Serving as the professional family for more than 104,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and osteopathic medical students, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) promotes public health and encourages scientific research. In addition to serving as the primary certifying body for DOs, the AOA is the accrediting agency for all osteopathic medical schools and has federal authority to accredit hospitals and other health care facilities.
The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture promotes the integration of concepts from traditional and modern forms of acupuncture with Western medical training and thereby synthesize a more comprehensive approach to health care.
Helms Medical Institute
Helms Medical Institute educates physicians in the science and art of medical acupuncture. HMI sponsors the oldest ongoing medical acupuncture training program in North America. It is the only training that offers a comprehensive foundation in all dimensions of acupuncture.
The Complete Health Improvement Program
The Complete Health Improvement Program is an affordable, lifestyle enrichment program designed to reduce disease risk factors through the adoption of better health habits and appropriate lifestyle modifications. The goal is to lower blood cholesterol, hypertension, and blood sugar levels and reduce excess weight. This is done by improving dietary choices, enhancing daily exercise, increasing support systems and decreasing stress, thus aiding in preventing and reversing disease.
Club CHIP is for graduates of the complete 18 sessions, and includes monthly meetings with cooking demonstrations and an exercise program.
Monthly Membership Fee – $12 dollars
Annual Membership Fee – $100
The Osteopathic Cranial Academy
The Osteopathic Cranial Academy was established to provide an understanding and greater knowledge of the principles of cranial osteopathy; the study of anatomy and physiology of the cranium and its inter-relationship with the body as a whole. It may be applied for the prevention and treatment of disease and enhancement of health within the practice of the science of osteopathy.
The American Board of Integrative Medicine
The American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM) establishes and maintains the highest standards of medical care, ignites and sustains the joy and passion of physicians in their work, establishes the role of unconditional love as the basis of healing and support, and recognizes the importance of the health of the planet as integral to human health. The intention of this process is the transformation of medical systems towards holism, by combining science and compassion.
Dragon Herbs is a provider of health promoting herbs and complimentary services, including education and educational materials. Dragon Herbs believes that radiant health is the result of good living and a healthy lifestyle. They are dedicated to aiding and guiding you on your path to radiant health, and to building a better world as a result. With their tonic bar, complimentary herbal consultations,and over 1000 herbal formulations made from the finest quality herbs in the world, they are sure that they can be your principle wellness center, serving the many needs you may have in order to achieve radiant health.
Traditionally in Asia, there are said to be three primary types of energy in the human body, and the same is true throughout nature. These three energy categories are traditionally known as “the three treasures”, Jing, Qi and Shen. These energies are called “treasures” because they are the very basis of our life. As the great Chinese Daoist sage Lu Zi said:
“The human body is only Jing, Qi and Shen. These are the three treasures. These three treasures are complete as a human being. In order to attain true health and happiness, you must value the three treasures. Without the three treasures you cannot live long, and deep attainment cannot be reached in a lifetime. The three treasures must not be wasted. They must be nourished and protected as one’s life.”
Tonic herbs can be categorized as Jing, Qi and Shen by virtue of which treasure they tend to nourish and develop:
Jing, the First Treasure
The first “treasure” is known as Jing. Jing is generally translated as Essence. Jing energy is fundamental to life. It is the deepest source of energy in the body and is associated with our genetics. Jing is also our long term energy and may be thought of as our reserves of life force. In Asia, Jing is associated with regeneration, longevity, youthfulness, deep long-term vitality, mental energy, the source of power for the reproductive system and for optimal functioning of the immune system. Jing energy also supports our skeletal system, renal functions and our sensory functions, especially our ability to hear. Jing is believed to govern our courage and is the power behind our will.
Jing energy is depleted by living itself, but most especially by stress, excessive behavior, and overwork. Jing can be re-acquired and replenished through the consumption of rare herbs which contain this treasure.
Qi, the Second Treasure
The second treasure is known as Qi. Qi is translated as vitality. Qi is the energy of life that we acquire through breathing and eating and manifests as our day to day vitality.
Shen, the Third Treasure
The third treasure is called Shen. Shen is the energy of consciousness and awareness. Though there is no precise translation for Shen, it is often translated as Spirit. Shen is the vitality and stability of the mind and of the human spirit. A person with strong Shen is one who is calm and at peace, strong minded, aware, clear, centered, deeply intelligent and profoundly happy.
A person who is kind, generous and giving and who has a big heart is said to have a lot of Shen. Great Shen manifests as great love. From a spiritual perspective, Shen is the ultimate treasure.
Up To Date
UpToDate presents a comprehensive synthesis of the evidence, followed by recommendations that can be acted on at the point of care. It combines an advanced publishing platform with the rigor of a sophisticated editorial process managed by a faculty of accomplished physician authors and editors, renowned leaders in their specialties.
The Environmental Working Group
The Environmental Working Group is the nation’s most effective environmental health research and advocacy organization. Their mission is to conduct original, game-changing research that inspires people, businesses and governments to take action to protect human health and the environment. With your help — and with the help of hundreds of organizations with whom they partner — they are creating a healthier and cleaner environment for the next generation and beyond.