Week 6: Tales from the Field

In case you didn’t read my introduction, I should clarify something. Like a Naprapath, the work I do as a Structural Integration Therapist focuses on the health of the Connective Tissues. I am a manual therapist (much like a massage therapist) who evaluates the imbalances of the body and works to release the tissues back into normal alignment. At this point, I work beyond the muscular tissues and have the skills to include the visceral

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Week 5: Midterms

SUNM Experience: Last week we gathered to hear the story of Naprapathy in New Mexico from the director, Pat Nuzzo, and some political allies (local lobbyists). It was a fascinating tale of one thing leading to another and the right people peppering the way. It’s also a tale of the work selling itself on results. If it didn’t help people, New Mexico wouldn’t be paving thee way for its revival.   It was inspiring and

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Week 4: The Blessings of Internet

SUNM Experience: As a returning student, I’ve been here before. The rhythm of reading, lectures, discussion, and tests are ingrained in my soul, and it’s nice to be back in the classroom.   That said, I haven’t quite been here before. For anyone who hasn’t been a student in the past 5 or 10 years, it’s not the same old, same old. It’s been said before in a million ways, but here it is again:

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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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Week One: Orientations

SUNM Experience: So far, I’m impressed. So far the administration has been nothing but helpful and friendly, and the teachers have already shown themselves to be attentive, thoughtful and extremely knowledgeable in their given subjects. But instead of jumping to reports of classes, I’m sharing some noteworthy facts I picked up this week about the history of Naprapathy:   Tidbits from Week 1: There were once 17 schools of Naprapathy in the United States. The

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Week Three: The Rhythm and Pace

SUNM Experience: The teachers are settling into their comfort zones, and we’re finding our paces in each class. It’s a demanding schedule with lots of reading, quizzes in almost every class, and an intense amount of information coming at us for 3 hours straight each night. I can’t imagine trying to do this without a knowledge base already, especially with the schedule I’m keeping. To be honest, I’m already way behind in reading!  Student

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A New Path: Introductions – SUNM Student Blog

I have just begun a journey that defies any logical choice on my part. But then, I’ve always operated on a more intuitive level than most people, and at times, this has meant taking on a bit more than any sane person would. Let me explain by way of introduction. My name is Jennifer Brannen, and I am 41. At this point in my life, I have been married for almost 17 years and have

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