December 2016, Issue 67
The Monthly Jewel
Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response.  In our response lies our growth and our freedom.  ~ Victor Frankl
Six Tips for Reducing Holiday Stress

Kalpana (Rose) M. Kumar, M.D.
Self-care cannot be emphasized enough but even more so during the holidays. Taking care of yourself in these simple ways can really make for a more enjoyable holiday. Read this article to remind yourself of ways to protect yourself in what can be a stressful time. Read more...

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Top 5 Reasons for Massage Therapy During the Holidays

Leslie Jaeschke, LMT

Massage therapy is always an important therapy - but especially so during the holidays.  Did you know massage boosts your immune system?  Every athlete knows about the importance of massage in preventing injury  - don't forget that also applies to you when you've been a snow shoveling superjock.  Leslie is currently running a discount massage holiday special.  Read more...

Mindful Holiday Eating Strategies

Maryanne Riege
Certified Nutrition Health Coach

Healthy eating and the Holidays usually don't go together like Santa and sleigh, but Maryanne provides you with some simple tips to keep your holiday eats under control.  Keep on track and you won't have to make another food related New Year's resolution! 

Boris Matthews, PhD

 Life transitions can be debilitating experiences or, when embraced and worked through thoughtfully, can be the stimulus to know yourself better and live a more satisfying and authentic life. Dr. Matthews shares his experience with a pair of patients who each overcame an unchosen transition and created a life for themselves they didn't expect. Be sure to Read more... about the lessons learned.
Reiki's Contribution to Gut Health: Explanation and Research

Shelley Carpenter, PT, e-RYT, Reiki Master/Teacher 

Have you ever experienced Reiki?  People who have report an energetic and calming effect that seems to make body aches and worries melt away. But it's more than a "feel good" experience. Shelley shares some research about gut and cardiovascular health when treated with Reiki therapy,  read more here...

We Are Pleased to Announce and to Congratulate
Dr. Kumar

who successfully completed a certificate program in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies through Cornell University. We are very proud of Dr. Kumar and her continuing quest for knowledge.  

Need some gift ideas? 

Check out the Ommani Center retail offerings for healthy, thoughtful holiday gifts. We have nutritional supplements, local raw honey, natural soy & beeswax candles, and a gift certificate for any of our complementary care items is always a good choice.  

Dr. Kumar's book,  Becoming Real: Reclaiming Your Health in Midlife  is a must-give item for that midlife woman or man on your gift list wishing to begin the journey of health, wholeness, and wisdom.

The Ommani Center will be closed for the holiday observance  Friday, December 23 through Monday, December 26  and again at  noon on Friday, December 30 through Monday, January 2 .  We will reopen on  Tuesday, January 3 at 8:30AM .  Don't wait, be sure to plan ahead and contact your doctors for any prescriptions you may need filled during our holiday closing as soon as possible. Wishing you and yours a very blessed, holiday season!

This is the time of year when our electronic medical record system automatically sends all patients flu shot reminders. This year many insurance companies are doing the same.  Please know the doctors at The Ommani Center handle flu vaccines on an individual patient basis. We recommend you check with your doctor to learn whether the vaccine is a good choice for you.  We do offer the vaccine here, but should you receive the vaccine at another facility, please notify us so your medical records at Ommani accurate reflect your receipt of the inoculation. 

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