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Community Acupuncture

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December 19th on 94.1FM KPFA.org 

You can hear the show now at 

https://kpfa.org/player/?audio=248850

 

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We discussed Acupuncture, a form of traditional Chinese medicine that has been practiced for centuries. An acupuncturist encourages the body to promote natural healing by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at acupuncture points.

My guests focused on their work in community clinics, treating people who in the past could not afford acupuncture.

“Our goal is to build community by delivering compassionate care in a comfortable accessible place of rest and refuge. We help create social change by offering relief from pain, suffering, stress and isolation. We envision a world where acupuncture is part of everyday life for people of diverse social, cultural and economic backgrounds.” —Sarana Community Acupuncture. 

Guests:

Jeffrey Levin, LAc, received his California acupuncture license and M.S. in Asian Medicine from AIMC in 2008. After a year of successfully working in private practice, he decided to make a change. He started to work at the Oakland Acupuncture Project in early 2010, and since then has helped them open other locations. Aside from continuing to provide an average of 80 acupuncture treatments a week, Jeffery oversees (with co-owner Whitney) the operations of their three clinic locations. 

Tatyana Ryevzina, LAc has been practicing acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for 13 years. In 2008, she helped co-found Sarana Community Acupuncture, a non-profit clinic offering affordable accessible acupuncture in a peaceful and relaxing open space. Tatyana discovered her passion for helping bring acupuncture to underserved populations while working in a public health clinic in S.F. and volunteering at CharlotteMaxwell Complementary Clinic in Oakland. 

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Fund Drive: The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting

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Tune in2265 on Dec. 12th to “About Health”

KPFA, 94.1FM, from 2-3PM.

You will hear Dr. Brené Brown talking about Raising Children with Courage, Compassion, and Connection

Drawing on her 12 years of research on vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame, she presents guideposts to creating “whole-hebrene-brown-home-360x239arted” families. 

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work.  She is the author of three #1 New York Times Bestsellers: Rising Strong, Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection.imagesTis the season of giving, so please think about making a tax-deductible donation to KPFA, so they can do what they’ve been doing for 67 years, speaking truth to power, fostering real change, and making a transformative impact. Please donate at https://secure.kpfa.org/support/ 

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Alcohol Addiction: Rethinking Drinking

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Listen Live to the show I did with Lisa Frederiksen 

on 94.1 FM, KPFA.org, on 11/28/16 

https://kpfa.org/player/?audio=247176

We addressed alcohol addiction as a chronic and treatable brain disease that requires medical intervention, not moral judgment.

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My guest:

lisa-42Lisa Frederiksen is the author of hundreds of articles and 11 books, including “If You Loved Me, You’d Stop!,” “Addiction Recovery: What Helps, What Doesn’t,” and “Secondhand Drinking: the Phenomenon That Affects Millions.” She is a national keynote speaker with over 25 years speaking experience, consultant, and founder of BreakingTheCycles.com. She has spent more than 13 years studying 21st century brain research in order to write, speak, and consult on substance use disorders prevention, intervention, and treatment; mental disorders; addiction as a brain disease; adolescent addiction treatment vs adult addiction treatment; effective treatment for co-occurring disorders (having both a substance use and mental disorder); and secondhand drinking (SHD) help for the family. In 2015, she founded SHD Prevention, providing training and consulting to companies, public agencies, unions, nonprofits, and other entities to address the workplace impacts of employee secondhand drinking and alcohol misuse.

 

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Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer, One Precious Day at a Time.

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Listen now to About Health, KPFA.org, 94.1FM, Oct 31st from 2-3PM.

https://kpfa.org/player/?audio=245147

1 in 8 (about 12%) women in the U.S will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, and it’s estimated that 40,450 women will die this year from breast cancer.sunset

What is it like for someone who has a diagnosis of metastatic cancer, as they face the challenges of treatments, tests, side effects, and planning for their future? And how do they develop the ability and mindset to live each day fully with a full range of emotions and experiences?

 My Guests:
Dr. Janet Sollod has a unique perspective being both a physician and cancer patient for the last nine years.  Born and raised in San Francisco, Dr Janet went to MIT undergrad, USC medical school, and UCLA for pediatric residency.  She practiced for a year in Puerto Rico before joining her father in his pediatric practice in San Francisco in 2004.  They eventually became partners, then sold the practice last year.  Dr Janet has been living with metastatic breast cancer for over seven years.  She also snowboards, rock climbs, dances, hikes, backpacks, practices yoga, travels the world and says “Yes” to any adventure. To hear her speak listen here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu31oIlHEP8&feature=youtu.be
Catherine Williams was one of the 6-10% of people diagnosed with “de novo,” or from the beginning, stage IV metastatic breast cancer, after her first mammogram at age 40. She is a patient advocate and volunteers for several organizations including METUP, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, METAvivor, Bay Area Young Survivors (BAYS), and the California Dialogue on Cancer. Catherine is determined to help change the landscape of metastatic breast cancer. She loves books, traveling, cooking & eating, outdoor adventures, and the Oregon Ducks. After a couple of life-changing experiences that helped her deal with her diagnosis, she adopted a new motto: We Never Have Another Chance At Today!
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Type II Diabetes: Health Obstacles, and Tools for Healing

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Tune in now if you missed the show on KPFA

https://kpfa.org/player/audio=244029

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Over 29 million people in the United States have diabetes. In adults 20 and older, more than one in every 10 people suffers from diabetes, and in seniors that figure rises to more than one in four. Type 2 diabetes represents 90-95 percent of all diabetes cases.

People can reduce the complications of diabetes by getting support, good medical care, and learning how to make some lifestyle changes.

Guests:

Harry McIlroy, MD is an integrative 40-kpfa-picturephysician certified with the Institute for Functional Medicine. Before medical school and completion of residency at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, Harry had a background in nutrition and obtained a Master’s in acupuncture and Chinese medicine. He strives to provide patients with health tools that empower them to improve their well being.

 

Michael Beda9781505445886_p0_v1_s192x300r, MA, is Co-Director of the East Bay Healing Collective, and author of,  Sweet Healing, A Whole Health Journey.  He also helped found the project that became the documentary film”Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days.” As a storyteller, speaker, spiritual counselor, and author, his work has inspired people to be honest about their experience of being blocked in their health, and move into wellness practices.
You can find out more at www.readsweethealing.com.

 

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