Providing a path to drug-free pain therapy

By Cynthia Miller The New Mexican “What is pain? Where does it exist?” Beau Hightower asks about a dozen students at the Southwest University of Naprapathic Medicine and Health Sciences during a recent night class. “Only here,” he says, pointing to his head. Brain science is “soft,” particularly when it comes to traumatic brain injury, the practitioner tells the students, some still dressed in scrubs from their day jobs at medical clinics. He demonstrates a

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OPEN HOUSES 12-05 & 12-19

If you are interested in starting a rewarding new career as a Doctor of Naprapathic Medicine: Join us at our Open House on December 5th &  December 19th at 10:00 AM. Including light refreshments, mini Naprapathic treatments by our Interns, and the opportunity to meet the staff, faculty and students of SUNM.

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Meet Dr. Beau Hightower

Dr.  Beau Hightower earned the first of three Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology from the University of New Mexico. Subsequent Bachelor of Science degrees in Anatomy, followed by Health and Wellness were earned. Dr. Hightower graduated with honors from Parker University where he earned his DC degree. His Sports Medicine Residency was completed in Bogota, Colombia where he treated the country’s Olympic athletes at the Coldeportes training facility. He has practiced and held licenses

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Demonstration: Hip Stretch by Dr. Kirsten LaVista

SUNM Hip Stretch Demonstration by Dr. Kirsten LaVista from SUNM on Vimeo. This is a demonstration of a hip stretch in a clinical setting performed at SUNM of New Mexico. Dr. Kirsten LaVista is licensed to practice Naprapathic Medicine in New Mexico. Do not try any of the demonstrated treatments at home or without proper training.

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How the pieces fit: Naprapathy & Other Connective Tissue Specialties

I lucked out in massage school. Not only did I go to a school that encouraged my understanding of the body as a whole (rather than parts mysteriously divided and separated along imaginary boundaries), but they initiated my education of connective tissue dynamics.   If you aren’t familiar with connective tissue, or fascia, I’ll take a moment to explain, as easily as possible, what it is. I’ll assume you’re at least casually familiar with the

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The Role of Naprapathy in Recovery from PTSD

All individuals experience stress; this represents a normal reaction to strains on one’s mind, body, or emotions. However, when people experience particularly acute or extended traumatic experiences that make them feel helpless or unsafe, they can develop a more serious condition called post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Characterized by an array of extended and acute mental, emotional, physical, and behavioral symptoms, PTSD is a serious condition that requires intensive therapy to help individuals overcome it. Naprapathy

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New Thinking on the Treatment of Pain

Pain doesn’t seem to scare a lot of people, but they’e usually not the ones suffering it. Those who live with chronic pain will go nearly to the ends of the earth to relieve their torment. That is one reason to be thankful we live in New Mexico – a state not quite at the end of the earth – which recognizes and licenses effective pain treatments that other states do not. One of these

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The Naprapath in The Rain Forest

Dear Friends and Colleagues, I am privileged to introduce you to Professor John Blum’s recently published article The Naprapath in the Rainforest. Two years ago I received a call from Professor Blum, and he told me that he was writing an article on adding Complementary Alternative Medicine to the Affordable Care Act for the Nexus Law Journal. The Nexus Journal is a well read and distributed Journal of Law and Policy from the Chapman University

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