Traditional American Indian Treatment of Diabetes

American Indian Heritage Month, Nov. 2005
Diabetes Awareness Day
Authors: Jane Ely, Ph. D., and Sam Beeler, Ph. D.

Presented by Jane Ely, Nov. 19, 2005

Copyright © 2005 Dr. Jane Ely Let me begin by thanking the sponsors and coordinators of this event, the Hawaiian Health Guide, Katie Fisher and Michael Saiz; the Kahuna Valley Peace Project; HMSA; the Hawaiian Tourism Authority; Wilcox Health; and the Radisson Beach Hotel.

Also, I would like to acknowledge and thank the Hawaiian Nation, the spirits and ancestors of this land upon which we reside; and my ancestral American Indian elders who have walked before me— I give gratitude, and thanks for all you have taught through your living-wisdom ways, and by example in ‘walking the talk’. I would also like to offer this paper in support of health, healing and a returning to the teachings of traditional indigenous wisdom, knowledge, and application for our children, the generations who will follow in our footsteps.

Introduction: This paper is in two parts; the first aspect outlines facts, and statistics that are very rarely shared on the epidemic of diabetes in the American Indian, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian populations. The second half of the paper explores Traditional Healing Approaches from my American Indian background as a healer, counselor and practitioner. I have also included resources, references and sources for further reading and study for those who are interested, at the conclusion of this paper.

Article/Paper at: http://hawaiihealthguide.com/healthtalk/display.htm?id=453&hhsid=c3b6373f9640832351775942f66ffcc2

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Looking east…for medicinal alternatives

By Jojo Santo Tomas
Pacific Sunday News
santotomas@guampdn.com

To those unfamiliar with its history, Oriental medicine practices might sound outlandish. Herb concoctions to prevent hair loss. Strategically placed needles to correct high blood pressure. Specialty massages to prevent fatigue. And there’s even Medical Chi Gong, a technique that Oriental medicine doctors use to diagnose a patient over the phone — even if the two are a continent apart.

But in a modern world whose health concerns are mostly addressed by modern medicine, one Oriental medicine practitioner is doing his best to revive interest in the ancient art of healing.

Article Continues at: http://www.guampdn.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060709/LIFESTYLE/607090319/1024

Are You Considering Using Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)?

Decisions about your health care are important–including decisions about whether to use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) has developed this fact sheet to assist you in your decisionmaking about CAM. It includes frequently asked questions, issues to consider, and a list of sources for further information.

Visit: http://nccam.nih.gov/health/decisions/

Cure-all drug hits godfather of genes

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http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/cureall-drug-hits-godfather-of-genes/2006/07/03/1151778873578.html

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Interesting article by Mary Ann Childers.  Doctor Stands Behind The Science Of Sound.

Oncologist Mitchell Gaynor wrote a book on sound therapy. He says the body normally vibrates at certain frequencies, and when people are sick, they are out of tune. Vibrations from music or instruments work to reharmonize.

“The body is composed of 70percent water. It’s an excellent conductive medium for sound and vibration,” Gaynor said.

Full article at: http://cbs2chicago.com/health/local_story_174161724.html

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Story on traditional healers in Africa working with Western medicine, together.

Article here