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Three Ways to Increase Your Productivity and Time Management in Work, School, and Life

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With school back in session and work plugging along, it can be hard to manage all the different tasks and activities life throws. MUIH Health and Wellness Coaching ambassador Sherry Leikin shares three effective actions you can take to keep your feet on the ground, your vision bright and clear, and any new experiences you take on joyful ones.

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Seeing Spots at the Olympics: The Science Behind Cupping

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Michael Phelps and other Olympic athletes have been proudly sporting distinctive purple bruises in Rio, which has brought new attention to an ancient Chinese medicine technique called “cupping.” In this article, our faculty explain the basic tenants behind the practice, how it works, and why it’s important to see a qualified professional for best results.

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Another look at Garden Veggies: Raw Heirloom Tomato Marinara Sauce Recipe

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Growing seasonal vegetables at home can make it easier to meet your health goals. Vegetables like heirloom tomatoes are traditional vegetables that have maintained their original, or non-hybridized, plant DNA. This recipe by MUIH Nutrition Intern Trina Cobbler, MS, highlights the robust garden flavor of the heirloom tomato to create a respectable marinara sauce seasoned with classic Italian herbs and spices.

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Four Lessons on Organic Living from Maria Rodale

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MUIH recently had the pleasure of welcoming Maria Rodale—author, activist, and CEO and president of Rodale Inc.—to campus for a lecture and book signing. Maria is a woman who truly embodies and exemplifies MUIH’s core values of discernment, inquisitiveness, and integrity. If you weren’t able to make it to the event in person, here are some of the key takeaways from her lecture.

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Research Symposium Faculty Research Poster Award Winner: Celeste Homan, M.S., M.Ac., L.Ac.

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We interviewed Celeste Homan, M.S., M.Ac., L.Ac., winner of the Faculty Research Poster Award at MUIH’s first Research Symposium, for her study using acupuncture as an alternative treatment for cystic acne. The study not only demonstrates successful symptom treatment, but also explores critical thinking around patient healing and focuses on treating the whole person, not just a particular symptom.

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Hydration for Health

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Why is it so important to stay hydrated? Jeannae Flores, M.S., and Susannah Cohen, M.S., CNS, graduates of MUIH’s M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health, have some tip for staying hydrated in the hottest months of the year. Learn what beverages and foods to maximize, and which beverages to minimize.

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Summer Watermelon Gazpacho

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Watermelon is closely related to cucumber family. It is low in sugar, half the sugar of an apple, and has high water content, thus it is excellent to stay hydrated during the summer month. The seeds can be toasted and enjoyed like pumpkin seeds. Watermelon is high in Vitamin C, A and potassium. It is an excellent cooling food.

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Class Notes: Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Alumni

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Some recent career, practice, and life accomplishments from alumni of our acupuncture and Oriental medicine programs. To share your own updates, click here.

1970s

Peter Eckman, Acupuncture (UK Sept. 1973)
Published “The Compleat Acupuncturist” via Singing Dragon Press, 2014. Presented on Western Acupuncture History via Skype, Kunming, China, 2014. Addressed BAcC Annual Symposium, 2014.

1980s

Clayton Spivey, Acupuncture (May 1989)
Married to Edna Brandt, L.Ac., May 2012.

1990s

Elaine Komarow Wolf, Acupuncture (Sept. 1992)
Publishes a blog, The Acupuncture Observer, focusing on professional news, healthcare policy, regulation and ethics. Hopes to do more teaching on ethics once her service to the Advisory Board on Acupuncture in Virginia is complete.

Susan Berman Schonberger, Acupuncture (Sept. 1997)
Recently left her co-founded practice, Blue Heron Wellness, and is honored to be working at Crossings: A Center for the Healing Traditions in downtown Silver Spring, Md.

2000s

Lauren Richter, Acupuncture (Jan. 2001)
Recently became certified by American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine and became an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner.

Michelle Gellis, Acupuncture (Jan. 2002)
Became a Certified Trainer for Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation.

Ludwig Kragler, Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs (Sept. 2003)
Current acupuncturist and herbalist with Frederick Memorial Hospital and its Wellness Center.

Rachel Kriger, Acupuncture (Sept. 2006)
Recently moved to Philadelphia with her husband, Nick Corso, where they are slowly growing their respective businesses, acupuncture and pottery. Alumni and their friends and family in the area are encouraged to contact them and introduce themselves.

Kara Grandea, Oriental Medicine (Jan. 2008)
Practices Classical Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine in Owings Mills and Columbia, Md., and is an in-network provider for Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield of Maryland.