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Veteran’s Choice Program

Celebrating the Veteran’s Choice Program   “We should all remember that we can be against war and yet wholeheartedly  for our veterans!” – Evan Shepherd Reiff, MS, LAc In a totally revolutionary move, the Veterans Administration has implemented a truly wonderful program called “Veteran’s Choice.” Through this amazing program, people with VA benefits qualify to receive the highest quality, premium, full-spectrum natural health care to get help for pain, PTSD, as well as a wide range of other health issues. Taking this opportunity to honor all the veterans, both alive and remembered, who sacrificed to protect and serve our country. We should all remember that we can be against war and yet wholeheartedly  for our veterans. You owe it to you yourself and to those around you to take advantage of the Premium Level Natural Health Care that is now available to all veterans with VA benefits! Visit us at our clinic. For the first time in the history of the U.S. armed forces, our service men and women, and veterans can receive the kind of health care they deserve – health care that can truly help them to break free of pharmaceutical drugs, pain and trauma than have kept many captive for years and decades. We have the technology, we have the methods, we have the skill, all here and available for you now! We are here for you now! To find out how more about the highest level, Premium Natural Health Care and what that would look like for you, visit us at our clinic. Click here to request an appointment for free initial consultations with one of our healthcare practitioners. I am proud to be a Veteran’s Choice Health Care Provider. It’s my honor to serve the men and women who served our country. If you are in the greater SF Bay area contact us TODAY to find out how you can get the care you deserve! http://www.healthforheroes.com/contact/ – Evan Shepherd Reiff, MS,...

New rules on narcotic painkillers cause grief for veterans and VA

Washington Post 2/18/15: “Veterans who take narcotic painkillers are struggling to get monthly appointments at Veterans Affairs (VA) health facilities to renew their prescriptions, as required by new federal rules. The Washington Post reports restrictions adopted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) last summer require veterans to return to their doctor monthly for opioid prescription renewals. The DEA restrictions are designed to reduce opioid abuse. The rules apply to all patients taking opioid painkillers, but they are particularly burdensome for veterans, according to the newspaper. Many veterans are being treated for extensive injuries they received in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. More than500,000 veterans are currently being treated with prescription opioids, according to the VA.” Isn’t this the time for the VA to be providing Acupuncture for pain relief? The World Health Organization recognizes Acupuncture as effective treatment for pain. Research shows that Acupuncture also releases natural endorphins which are also released with the use of opioid medications. Yes, natural opioids! Not only are there specific Acupuncture protocols for pain, the NADA protocol (acudetox.com) has also been shown effective for the treatment of trauma and PTSD. C’mon VA, get with the times….its only 2000 years old! AND…no side...

Officer O’Dell Didn’t Have to Die in the Line of Duty

Police Magazine-January 29 2015 Officer Roger O’Dell of the Town Creek (Ala.) Police Department died Wednesday morning while on a call. He had just picked up two juvenile detention facility escapees at an apartment complex, and was on his way back into the apartment when he collapsed. One of the juveniles was able to get from the back of the cruiser to the police radio to call dispatch for help.  Unfortunately, it was too late.  O’Dell died instantly from a heart attack, reports WHN TV. As you know, our  first responders feel that it is THEIR JOB to help others and then neglect taking care of themselves. In doing so, they increase the risk of stress related disorders, disease, mental health issues, substance abuse issues, and an early death. If only Officer O’Dell had regular screenings of Blood Pressure, Adrenal (stress hormone) Cortisol, and Cholesterol he may not have had this heart attack. Good health is key including diet, exercise, and stress reduction. When flying, the instructions are to put on your oxygen mask before assisting others….not as a “me first”, but to be able to help others more. My sympathy goes out to Officer O’Dell’s family. Lets not let his death be for nothing. Take good care of yourself. We need you alive and at your...

Pain vs Suffering

Many of us have been in physical pain or emotional discomfort for so long that we’ve forgotten what being healthy actually feels like.  The nagging shoulder injury that won’t heal.  The painful menstrual cycle.  The inescapable dread of anxiety.   The exhausting struggle with chronic disease. This is pain. It is our mind that dictates whether or not we are suffering with the key factor being attachment or aversion to the situation. No attachment…not aversion….no suffering. This makes suffering optional to our experience of pain. So, why suffer? Because our minds are entrained to compare and judge. We are reluctant to see things as they are …to let them be. We think that no attachment-no aversion means that we take whatever comes, and to a certain extent that is true. The difference is that while we accept “what is” we can also prepare for “what is to come”. This is not an apathetic or fatalistic view of life….just one of non-judgement. And, true happiness instead of suffering....