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Power to the Patient
Excepts from the article Physician’s Corner > Power to the Patient – published in the Journal of Longevity:
This Santa Monica, California-based practitioner reveals how she guides her patients toward health and happiness.
by Tom Badzey
After more than 30 years as a health practitioner, Dr. Pamela Maloney has seen the face of medicine change – and not always for the better. “It’s time to put the power of medicine back into the hands of the patient,” she says, her normally calm voice freighted with concern. Dr. Maloney practices acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathy, and emotional guidance in her office near Los Angeles, California.
Options Create Optimism
“These methods give you hope,” Dr. Maloney says. “You feel like you’re more in control of your own body.” Unfortunately, “most doctors are trained to tell their patients the worst-case scenario,” she adds. “That’s a result of the insurance companies and the threat of malpractice lawsuits. I tend to look at health and medicine a different way.” Her clientele, including A-list celebrities and ordinary folks alike, certainly appreciate her point of view.
After completing her doctor of homeopathy degree at Hahnemann Homeopathic College in Santa Monica, Dr. Maloney went on to earn credentials as a California Acupuncture Board-licensed acupuncturist, a board-certified traditional naturopath, and a doctor of ergonomic design. Her extensive education and training is integrated into her practice.
She gives her patients another valuable service as well: time. In today’s world of rushed, HMO-dictated office visits, this is a welcome change. “Sometimes I’ll meditate with a client. Other times they ask me to pray with them. I don’t see myself as merely treating the physical body. I’m treating the whole person,” she says.
This whole-body approach especially resonates with women. Traditionally, girls are expected to remain silent and wait for instruction, whereas boys are taught to speak up and take charge. “It’s changing,” says Dr. Maloney, “but old habits are hard to break. Some of my female patients tell me, when we work together in my office, that this is the first time anyone has asked for their opinion about their own health. Just the feeling that you can make decisions for yourself creates rapid improvements in your health.”
You Can Start Taking Control
Dr. Maloney emphasizes the following three principles for her clients:
1. Increase Body Awareness. “Most people don’t think about their bodies until something goes wrong,” she says. “Even then, they often aren’t aware enough to accurately describe their problems.” To remedy this, Dr. Maloney teaches body-awareness techniques. “If you’re aware of your body every day, you’re more apt to take important steps to keep it healthy,” she explains.
2. Use Herbal and Nutritional Supplements. Dr. Maloney believes the human digestive tract should have evolved more quickly, especially considering that the majority of the foods we eat have been processed in some way. “And with so much overfarming, people are relying on undernourished food to provide nutrition,” she says. “I believe in multivitamins, but there are also plenty of specific nutrient combinations and herbal extracts.”
3. Consume Organic Foods. “I’m especially concerned with the amount of pesticides used on produce, as well as hormone- and antibiotic-treated meats, so I advise my patients to switch over to organic foods as much as possible,” says Dr. Maloney. Deciphering labels can be difficult, though, and many states use several designations for organic foods. “I go through this process with my patients so that they understand how to give themselves and their families the most natural and wholesome food possible.”
Finding the Balance
Quite simply, Dr. Maloney believes in getting back to the basics of medicine, which, in her own words, “includes personal care and a sincere belief that patients should be in control of their own fate.” An advocate of balancing ancient traditions and modern science, she explains, “New drugs and new medical technologies can accomplish some amazing things. But there has to be a balance.” This balance is the key to living a longer life filled with vitality, and for her patients, Dr. Maloney hands them that key.
Pamela Maloney, Ph.D., D.H.M., L.Ac., provides one-on-one customized diagnosis and treatment plans. Offering the highest quality health and healing programs for groups or individuals, she is also available as a public speaker and medical consultant. For 12 years, Dr. Maloney has hosted her own radio show, Health Forum, for KCRW (89.9 FM) in Santa Monica, California. Her Web site is www.pamelamaloney.com.
Excerpts from the article Study Shows Asthma Sufferers Face New Risks – published in the magazine Health Breakthroughs:
…the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology estimates that by 2020 more than one out of every four “Baby Boomers” will be affected by asthma. …Fortunately, recent studies suggest that several key nutrients – including a common food – can provide powerful support for healthy lungs and may be vital to your entire respiratory system.
“For centuries, indigenous people have turned to natural options to calm their stressed lives. For example, Panax Ginseng has demonstrated abilities to ease swelling, protect the body against free-radical oxidative damage and more….”
“Other powerful adaptogens can fortify the blood, maintain a healthy digestive system and alleviate stress. For example, a specific fungus (similar to a mushroom) called Cordyceps Sinensis has traditionally been used by Tibetans as a tonic….”
“Preliminary current research on another adaptogen, Rhodiola Rosea, suggests that it may reduce the symptoms of stress-related fatigue and improve short-term memory….”
Excerpts from the article Doing Double-Duty Can Spell STRESS – published in the magazine Health Breakthroughs:
Multi-tasking can cause a plethora of health problems such as depression, heart disease and a myriad of other stress-induced illnesses…. The stress response begins when a perceived threat occurs or a stressful event takes shape, causing over-stimulation of a “fight or flight” response that leads to stress-related illnesses. Chronic stress increases adrenaline and cortisol (the chief stress-hormones) increasing your heart rate, constricting blood vessels and causing digestive immobilization.
For centuries, indigenous people have turned to natural options to calm their stressed lives. For example, Panax Ginseng has demonstrated abilities to ease swelling, protect the body against free-radical oxidative damage and more…
Other powerful adaptogens can fortify the blood, maintain a healthy digestive system and alleviate stress. For example, a specific fungus (similar to a mushroom) called Cordyceps Sinensis has traditionally been used by Tibetans as a tonic.
Preliminary current research on another adaptogen, Rhodiola Rosea, suggests that it may reduce the symptoms of stress-related fatigue and improve short-term memory…
Ultimately, a combination of Panax Ginseng, Cordyceps Sinensis and Rhodiola Rosea can produce excellent results in fighting off the effects of daily stress.
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Article Sexy Muscles; published in Self Magazine.
Illustrated exercise regimen.
It’s so simple: If you can see the muscle area an exercise is supposed to shape, you can tell whether you’re exercising correctly. That’s the point of the “muscletard” shown on these six pages.