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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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Second Take: Two Painters, Two Perspectives

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“Second Take: Two Painters… Two Perspectives” features landscape paintings by Howard County residents Nancy Davis and Diane Dunn, and opens Saturday, March 21 in the Himmelfarb Gallery at Maryland University of Integrative Health. Both artists are interpreting the same local scenes from their own artistic perspective. An Artists Reception will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, which is free and open to the public.

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Unseen Beauty – Photographs by Homeless Individuals, Curated by Art for the People

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“Unseen Beauty” features photographs by homeless and severely under-served individuals from the greater DC metro area, and is presented in cooperation with Art for the People. The exhibition opens Saturday, December 20 in the Himmelfarb Gallery at Maryland University of Integrative Health. An artist reception, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for Thursday, January 22, from 5 – 7:30 p.m.

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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.


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.


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


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.


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. 

Yoga Therapy Offers Relief for Clients in the Natural Care Center

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Our first yoga therapy student interns are now scheduling appointments to see clients at the MUIH Natural Care Center. Yoga therapy is a rapidly growing healing discipline that is effective for a wide range of physical and emotional challenges. You likely know how effective a yoga practice can be – imagine the possibilities of using yoga therapy to heal!

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