Take Charge of Your Health


National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Source: https://nccih.nih.gov/

Millions of Americans use complementary health approaches. Like any decision concerning your health, decisions about whether to use complementary approaches are important. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) has developed this fact sheet to assist you in your decisionmaking about complementary health products and practices.

Take Charge of Your Health

  • Be an informed consumer. Find out and consider what scientific studies have been done on the safety and effectiveness of any health approach that is recommended to or interests you.
  • Discuss the information and your interests with your health care providers before making a decision.
  • Choose a complementary health practitioner, such as an acupuncturist, as carefully as you would choose a conventional health care provider.
  • Before using any dietary supplement or herbal product, make sure you find out about potential side effects or interactions with medications you may be taking.
  • Only use treatments for your condition that have been proven safe. Do not use a product or practice that has not been proven to be effective to postpone seeing your health care provider for your condition.
  • Tell all your health care providers—complementary and conventional—about all the health approaches you use. Give them a full picture of what you do to manage your health. This will help ensure coordinated and safe care.

Announcing Portland’s First Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Certification Program!

Announcing Portland’s First Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Certification Program!

SusanBass headshot 2016Ayurveda + Yoga + Cooking + Nature + Spirit + Balance + Breath + Meditation + Flow
Learn Skills and Practices for Healing, Wellness and Everyday Living!
The Director of the Institute, Susan Bass, experienced such extraordinary life-saving and life-changing healing through the practice of Ayurvedic Yoga that in 2003 she left her career at The Wall St. Journal to immerse herself in the study of Ayurveda & Yoga. Susan explained, ‘I had searched so long for a way to heal that when I found it all I wanted to do was share these practical, wise ways of living with others’.

The principles and practices of Ayurveda and Yoga are from the ancient Vedic Texts. These sacred arts are most effective when practiced together. Ayurvedic Yoga personalizes the yogic practice for each individual based on his or her constitutional type and current state of being. This program is designed to teach you to use pulse and tongue reading, yoga, breath-work, diet, spices, meditation, mantras, mudras, chakra and marma balancing, as well as daily living routines to restore balance and harmony in the body, mind and spirit.

In the program Susan teaches, “Think of yourself as your first client, this is 300 hours of you healing yourself with the ancient sacred arts of Ayurveda & Yoga.”
Our school is certified by Yoga Alliance, National Ayurvedic Medical Association and Association of Ayurvedic Practitioners of North America.
Our next 300-Hour certification program begins in March 25, 2016
Contact information: (503) 208 2716, Susan@JourneyYoga.com or http://theartofdigestion.com or www.AyurvedicYogaTherapy.org

Aging in place … a goal of healthy aging!

Are you involved in a neighborhood organization, home owners association, church group where many of your members are boomers and seniors?

There is a huge national movement of boomers and seniors looking for a plan to live in their own homes for as long as they can.  The Villages Network movement is volunteer neighbors and friends forming a network to help each other with simple chores, transportation and socializing.  Volunteers here in Clark County are looking to start a village.  Go to www.villagesclarkcounty.org for more information, www.VillagesNW.org and Meetup/Aging in Place for the upcoming meeting dates and locations.  The next planning meeting is scheduled for Saturday January 16, 2016, 1:00 pm, Vancouver Library (downtown).  The meeting is open to all individuals interested in finding out more about setting up a village.

At CAMP, we want to educate people about healthy aging, that boomers can lead vital, vibrant lives well into their 80s, 90s and beyond.  The Villages Network concept is an excellent opportunity to keep our aging population socially engaged, maintaining their daily routines, keeping their homes safe and organized, and getting the transportation to doctors appointments and socializing opportunities that will help maintain a high quality of life.