June 24th, 2009

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Pathology of the Peripheral Nervous System

What presents with acute ascending paralysis bilaterally, starting in the feet?
GBS

What infectious agent do you suspect if your pt presents with bilateral facial neuropathy?
Borrelia burgdorferi

What's a common incorrect treatment for trigeminal neuralgia?
dentists pull teeth unnecessarily

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Support Reauthorized and Amended Indian Health Care Act

The tribes of the land are on the ball; they have added Naturopathic Medicine to the official definition of health profession in this bill. This will allow NDs to provide care to their communities at a fraction of the cost of "modern" medicine. The bill up to bat is HR 2708, the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. It would give NDs a slot in a federal health program and set us up for participating in a federal loan repayment program. This is good news to me. I was already thinking that I might be working for a tribe somewhere. I appreciate the ferociousness of many natives I have known. Help naturopathy get a foothold where people already know the value of traditional and natural medicine, on the reservations! Contact your representative!
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Kahlil Gibran


Ay, you are like an ocean,
And though heavy-grounded ships await the tide upon your shores,

Yet, even like an ocean, you cannot hasten your tides.
And like the seasons you are also,
And though in your winter you deny your spring,
Yet spring, reposing within you,

Smiles in her drowsiness and is not offended.

Kahlil Gibran
(1883 ~ 1931)