Complementary, Alternative, or Integrative Healthcare ….

Complementary, Alternative, or Integrative Healthcare ….

Different Approaches to Healthcare: Complementary, Alternative, Integrative. What’s in a Name?

Western Medicine* – System in which medical doctors and other healthcare professional (nurses, pharmacists, therapist) treat symptoms and diseases using drugs, radiation or surgery. (*also referred to as allopathic, conventional, and mainstream) 

The U.S. National Centers for Integrative Health Care (NCCIH)  generally uses the term “complementary health approaches” when discussing practices and products of non-mainstream origin, and “integrative health” when talking about incorporating complementary approaches into mainstream health care.

Understanding Integrative Healthcare is vital for health practitioners in knowing more about what patients are seeking regarding their healthcare, self-care, and in knowing the evidence on safety and efficacy as the basis for guiding patients. This is the essence of the integrative healthcare practice and research model.

Natural Does Not Mean Safe. Talk to Your Physician. Patients are encouraged to report use of natural products and complementary therapies to their physicians and other healthcare providers to ensure safe, effective, collaborative care.

10 Most Common Complementary Health Approaches According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) –

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Finding a CAM provider: 

Sources and More Information:

Feel free to contact me with questions regarding  integrative healthcare and how to find a provider.

~ Wishing you the best in health,  Karen

Karen Pischke BSN, RN, CCRN Alumnus. Registered Nurse working in Integrative Healthcare as a Certified Hypnotherapist, Tobacco Treatment and Reiki Specialist since 1999. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness LLC. Your Bridge to Health. Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Facebook

Disclaimer: This blog pro­vides gen­eral infor­ma­tion and dis­cus­sion about health and related sub­jects. The words and other con­tent pro­vided in this blog, and in any linked mate­ri­als, are not intended and should not be con­strued as med­ical advice. If the reader or any other per­son has a med­ical con­cern, he or she should con­sult with an appropriately licensed physi­cian or other health care worker. Never dis­re­gard pro­fes­sional med­ical advice or delay in seek­ing it because of some­thing you have read on this blog or in any linked materials. If you think you may have a med­ical emer­gency, call your doc­tor or 911 immediately. The views expressed on this blog and web­site have no rela­tion to those of any academic, hospital, practice or other insti­tu­tion with which the authors are affiliated.

NEW – GloucesterTEASE™ t-shirts NOW at Gloucester Charter Connection

Looking for Summer Souvenirs? Think GloucesterTEASE™ t-shirts

Gloucester Line of GloucesterTEASE™ T-Shirts Now available at the Gloucester Charter Connection! Thank you Captain Johnny and Julie!!

NEW – ‘Thank Cod for Little Fishermen’ youth tee-shirts NOW AVAILABLE in Ash Grey AND ‘Thinking of Home’ Azalea Pink with Gloucester High School Fishermen Maroon Lettering. Whether home in Gloucester or far away, here’s the perfect gift to remind you of Gloucester. 

Gloucester and Cape Ann are the perfect place for Summer ‘R & R.’ With tourists drawn to the unspoiled beauty, snowbirds and displaced residents returning home, Gloucester’s population of nearly 30,000 soars in the summer months. Why Come to Gloucester …?

‘Just for the Halibut!’  😉  and more importantly …  for the FUN of it!!

Gifts from GloucesterTEASE™ – a Gloucester-line of high quality, custom t-shirts representing the City of Gloucester and other apparel for humans and pets offering messages of health, peace, love and optimism.

Great Souvenirs for visitors, current residents, and former Cape Ann residents ‘returning home’ for the summer. (A % of net profits offered to charities that support ventures promoting health, peace and animal wellbeing.)

Shirts Available on-line and in these local storesGloucester Charter Connection (76 Essex Avenue) and Willow Rest (1 Holly Street.) ‘Paws for Love’ and Paws for Peace’ Pet Bandanas also available on-line or contact GloucesterTEASE™ via email.

Can’t find your size or color? Contact us to Pre-order: gloucestertease@gmail.com.

“A simple life is good with me. I don’t need a whole lot. For me, a T-shirt, a pair of shorts, barefoot on a beach and I’m happy.” -Yanni

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Dreamtime Wellness™ Launches New Logo & On-line Store

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

Gifts Certificates and Generic Self-Hypnosis Recordings (CDs and MP3s) – NOW AVAILABLE at our secure, on-line store.

Relaxation, Meditation and Hypnosis – People have been asking for recordings of my guided meditation and hypnosis sessions for many years.

Offering hypnosis/hypnotherapy/guided meditation since 2000. I was often asked for a ‘recording.’ Over the past 7 years we have been producing and testing our generic recordings. Based on hundreds of individual client responses and their feedback, we have found them to be safe, effective, when used as directed. Ready to Launch!

Self-Care Tools – these recordings are intended as self-care tools and adjunctive (supportive) aids in collaboration with your conventional medical care. Feel free to contact us with any questions, prior to or after purchase of any of these products.

Generic recordings offer more accessibility and affordability. Not everyone can afford a one-on-one private session. Not everyone will be able to travel to see me in person.

By offering these recordings on-line I am hoping to bring the benefits of relaxation and positive, healthy lifestyle changes to more people around the globe.

Our On-line Store Launched on Summer Solstice. The First Day of Summer seemed a great time to launch products that help promote change.

Using your guided personal meditation tape has provided me much peace and relaxation as I have journeyed through my medical complications. It has helped ease anxiety, minimize medication withdrawal symptoms, and promote sleep. I have used what I have learned to be more mindful in the moment.”  ~ Nancy S.M.  Buffalo, NY

In addition, on the day of the Summer Solstice this review and testimonial was posted on Facebook, prompting me to finally make the on-line store a reality:

Client Testimonial – “Using a guided personal mediation tape made for me by Karen has provided me much peace and relaxation as I have journeyed through my medical complications. It has helped ease anxiety, minimize medication withdrawal symptoms, and promote sleep. I have used what I have learned to be more mindful in the moment.”  ~ Nancy S.M.   Tonawonda, NY

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Note: Consult your physician prior to using relaxation, meditation or hypnosis recordings.While relaxation, meditation and hypnosis are generally safe, there are some precautions.

Thank you to multi-talented Diana Whitten of Gloucester MA for the design of the new logo for Dreamtime Wellness™ LLC.

World Peace cannot occur until individuals are balanced in Mind, Body and Spirit.”  ~ Anonymous

The new Dreamtime Wellness logo is meant to convey my background in nursing along with a passion for promoting health and wellbeing for mind, body & spirit. The ultimate goal – a sense of inner peace and happiness, ‘rippling out’ to others.

Enjoy the relaxation and health benefits. ~ Best in Health,  Karen

Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N., C.C.R.N. Alumnus, Author, Lecturer, Nurse Researcher, Certified Hypnotherapist, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Usui Reiki Teacher/Komyo Shihan. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness LLC. Your Bridge to Health. Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Facebook.

Disclaimer: This blog pro­vides gen­eral infor­ma­tion and dis­cus­sion about health and related sub­jects. The words and other con­tent pro­vided in this blog, and in any linked mate­ri­als, are not intended and should not be con­strued as med­ical advice. If the reader or any other per­son has a med­ical con­cern, he or she should con­sult with an appropriately licensed physi­cian or other health care worker. Never dis­re­gard pro­fes­sional med­ical advice or delay in seek­ing it because of some­thing you have read on this blog or in any linked materials. If you think you may have a med­ical emer­gency, call your doc­tor or 911 immediately. The views expressed on this blog and web­site have no rela­tion to those of any academic, hospital, practice or other insti­tu­tion with which the authors are affiliated.

Support Reid’s Ride; Altering the Course of AYA Cancer

Riding for Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance

To participate in and donate to Reid’s Ride

Stage Fort Park will be hopping with activity as the finish line for Reid’s Ride, Sunday July 16th, 

Come to Stage Fort Park, Gloucester MA Sunday, July 16th and meet ‘the force’ behind Reid’s Ride –    

Join Reid’s Family, Lorraine, Gene, Weston, Deb and Frank Sacco and their wonderful group of organizers and participants for 28 Mile fundraising Bicycle Ride from Lynnfield MA high school to Gloucester MA, Stage Fort Park.

So much positivity behind this group, you can’t help but get caught up in their wave of progress against cancer in adolescents and young adults.

Stage Fort Park, overlooking beautiful Gloucester Harbor – 

  • Greet and cheer on the cyclists as they arrive at the end of their 28 mile ride to Stage Fort Park.
  • Stop by the Raffle Table at the finish, Stage Fort Park for Dinners, Red Sox tickets, a ‘Gift of Wellness’ Basket and much more!
  • Stop by the DreamTeam ‘Wellness Tent.’ A ‘DreamTeam’ of Professional Wellness Providers and volunteers will be offering Massage, Reflexology and Reiki. FREE to Reid’s Ride cyclists and volunteers; ‘By Donation’ to all others with 100% of the donations going to Reid’s Ride and the Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance, supporting AYA Programs at Tufts Medical Center, Connecticut Children’s Hospital, and More!
  • Enjoy some cooling Dunkin’ Donuts iced coffee while you’re there!

To Support Reid’s Ride – sign up to ride or you may also make contributions on-line, by going to Donations” .

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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.  ~ Margaret Mead

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Unique Gift for Fathers That LOVE to Golf

Unique Gift for Fathers That LOVE to Golf

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Father’s Day is almost here. Looking for a Gift for the Special Men in Your Life that LOVE to GOLF?!?

For a Really Unique Gift …

‘Hypnotherapy Session for Improved Golf.’   

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Improve Your Game With Hypnosis

Hypnosis to Improve Your Golf Game – Recent study shows that “hypnosis may positively control emotions, thoughts, feelings, and perceptions. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11219648

Hypnosis can help you feel more relaxed, confident and in control, in golf as well as other aspects of your life. 

Golf is a Mental Game – Relax, Visualize, Believe and SUCCEED!

This hypnotherapy program from Dreamtime Wellness™ is for golfers that want to:

  • Feel more comfortable on the course,
  • Improve scores,
  • Lower handicaps,
  • Relax, and have More FUN!

Discounted Gift Certificates Available Through Saturday, June 17th. To Order – Call 978-283-4258 or Email: info@DreamtimeWellness.com. Gift Certificates can be sent via email for faster delivery. Contact us for details.
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Stress Management Lecture Offering Ceu’s for Case Managers, Nurses and Social Workers

Stress Management Lecture Offering Ceu’s for Case Managers, Nurses and Social Workers

Sponsored by Sen-Net, The Premier Forum for Networking and Education on the North Shore.

‘Holistic Stress Management for Optimal Health and Wellbeing.’

Guest Speaker – Karen Pischke BSN, RN, CCRN Alumnus, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Reiki Teacher/Shihan.

Wednesday, June 21st. 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Hathorne Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation. 15 Kirkbride Drive. Danvers MA.

  • Registration/Light Breakfasts: 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
  • Program: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

~ Free Educational and Networking Opportunity ~

Learn and experience evidence-based, holistic therapies and techniques for relaxation and self-care. Simple methods to help you relieve stress, create balance for mind, body and spirit, and achieve a greater sense of inner peace and happiness.

To Advance Register Contact: Pamela Wall, Marketing Manager Genesis Healthcare – Phone: 978-551-3656. Email: Pamela.Wall@GenesisHCC.com. When Registering, please let Pamela know your profession for your certificate. 

Offering Continuing Education Contact Hours for Case Managers, Nurses, and Social Workers. (NOTE: To receive a Certificate of Completion, you must attend the full program.)

Your Bridge to Health; Promoting Balance in Mind, Body & Spirit

For questions regarding this program contact: Karen Pischke BSN, RN CCRN Alumnus: Phone: 978-283-4258 or Email: info@dreamtimewellness.com

 

 

 

Mental Health Awareness Month

Your Bridge to Health; Promoting Optimal     Wellness, Mind, Body & Spirit

I couldn’t let the month go by without an important mention of Mental Health Awareness Month –

 Mental Health Month has been observed in May in the United States since 1949, reaching millions of people in the United States through the media, local events, and screenings.

The Statistics:

  • Approximately 1 in 4 adults in the U.S.experiences mental illness in a given year.
  • Approximately 1 in 25 adults in the U.S. experiences a serious mental illness in a given year that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities.

Ask your doctor doubt screening for and treatment of mental health. 

Mental Health America Conference  – June 14 – 16, Washington D.C.

Live Your Life Well (Tips from Mental Health America) –

  • Connect with Others.
  • Stay Positive.
  • Get Physically Active.
  • Help Others.
  • Get Enough Sleep.
  • Create Joy and Satisfaction.
  • Eat Well.
  • Take Care of Your Spirit.
  • Deal Better with Hard Times.
  • Get Professional Help if You Need It.
    • Ask Your Doctor for a referral
    • NAMI HelpLine 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or info@nami.org (Monday through Friday, 10 am–6 pm, ET)

Help is Available 24/7:

  • If you or someone you know is in immediate danger call 911
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline –  800-273-TALK (8255)
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline – 800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline – 800-656-HOPE (4673)

Sources and More Information: 

Wishing you a balanced and healthy mind, body and spirit. – Karen

Karen Pischke BSN, RN, CCRN Alumnus. Author. Speaker. Researcher. Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. Reiki Teacher/Shihan. Tobacco Treatment Specialist. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness LLC. Your Bridge to Health. Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreamtime-Wellness-/348619611849199 Disclaimer: This blog pro­vides gen­eral infor­ma­tion and dis­cus­sion about health and related sub­jects. The words and other con­tent pro­vided in this blog, and in any linked mate­ri­als, are not intended and should not be con­strued as med­ical advice. If the reader or any other per­son has a med­ical con­cern, he or she should con­sult with an appropriately licensed physi­cian or other health care worker. Never dis­re­gard pro­fes­sional med­ical advice or delay in seek­ing it because of some­thing you have read on this blog or in any linked materials. If you think you may have a med­ical emer­gency, call your doc­tor or 911 immediately. The views expressed on this blog and web­site have no rela­tion to those of any academic, hospital, practice or other insti­tu­tion with which the authors are affiliated.