2021 #RunningForResearch: Rich Evonitz

By Herman | July 24, 2021

Hello old and new friends and colleagues! My name is Rich Evonitz, and I am in training to run the […]
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At home with Alison

By Herman | July 24, 2021

Alison’s a fiancee, budding golfer, puppy owner and startup team member What does wellness mean to you, Alison? For me, it means exercise, self-care and pampering How much time do you try to set aside each week for wellness? Seven hours per week And what’s your go-to treatment on Urban?

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At home with Sophie

By Herman | July 24, 2021

Sophie’s a wellness newbie, a small business guru, a CrossFitter and a baker What does wellness mean to you, Sophie? For me wellness is taking care of myself in the best possible way at that given moment in time.

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NHI Emeryville Alumni Kimberly McMaster and Veronica Samora Open Blue Water Day Spa

By Herman | July 23, 2021

Kimberly McMaster (left) and Veronica Samora, NHI Alumni, Business Partners and Owners of Blue Water Day Spa
National Holistic Institute has been “Helping People Have Work They Love” since 1979. We boast thousands of alumni in our four decades (and counting) of existence and are thrilled to share this story of two particular graduates who not only have work they love, but are partners with us in helping other NHI graduates have work they love as well.

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STUDY: Real laser therapy no better than a red LED for back pain

By Herman | July 23, 2021

Photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) is the use of light as a medical treatment, popularly known as laser therapy.
The big idea is that lasers can supposedly stimulate healing, a regenerative medicine effect, some kind of cellular jiggery pokery. It’s based mainly on the premise that we know that some cells respond to light (duh, that’s how eyes work). It’s quite a leap to assume that a thin slice of the electromagnetic spectrum is capable of stimulating healing.

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A Neuromuscular Approach to Shin Splints

By Herman | July 20, 2021

Manual Neuromuscular Therapy applied to Shin Splints
Shin Splints is a term that had been previously used to identify Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS); according to “Principles of Athletic Training” 17th Edition by William E. Prentice, “shin splints” is currently used as an umbrella term that indicates pain in the anterior part of the shin.

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Learn How Volunteering Can Benefit Your Career

By Herman | July 20, 2021

The phone in the clinic rings from a number you’ve never seen before. 
You answer, assuming it’s someone looking to book in for an appointment, and then you hear the same pitch you’ve heard a thousand times: 
“Would you be willing to donate your time, or a gift certificate to our charity, or upcoming cause”? 
We’ve all had those calls, and usually, the person on the other end has the best of intentions, and it’s usually a good cause.

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Fascia and COVID embarrassingly blended

By Herman | July 20, 2021

This is one of the dumbest things I have ever read (in a supposedly scientific journal):
“Based on available evidence this paper suggests that the Corona virus travels upon the highway that is the fascial singularity whence it permeates cells on a local and global level. A significant number of post-COVID-19 patients will experience on-going fascia related pain and a wide range of functional issues.

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Double The Benefits Of Your Massage

By Herman | July 19, 2021

The process of breathing is one of the greatest miracles of existence. It not only unleashes the energies of life, but it also provides a healing pathway into the deepest recesses of our being. To inhale fully is to fill ourselves with the prana of life, to be inspired. To exhale fully is to empty ourselves to the unknown, to be expired.

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A good example of claudication

By Herman | July 18, 2021

You know what hurts? A blood shortage. Oxygen-starved muscles don’t work so good! Or feel so good. The symptoms are known as “claudication.” Brindisino et al just reported a good example…
Cyclists get plenty of overuse injuries and are usually referred to physical therapists for any persistent pain that doesn’t have an obvious medical cause. In this case, a 57-year-old recreational amateur cyclist had been suffering thigh and leg pain for two months.

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