Friday, March 29, 2013

April Brings a “Shower” of Activity at Bastyr University

New beginnings, old favorites and an historic partnership highlight this month’s news.

white and yellow flowers in a grassy patch
New beginnings, old favorites and an historic partnership highlight April’s news.

April is traditionally a month known for rain, but here at Bastyr University, we are experiencing a different kind of downpour – one of excitement, over all the news we have to share this month. Here are some highlights:

Introducing the School of Traditional World Medicines

As the world becomes smaller and communities diversify, it is imperative that today’s licensed health care practitioners be prepared to provide culturally appropriate care to patients. Bastyr University’s clinical training model is designed to help students deliver culturally competent clinical care. Yet in this increasingly globalized world, we also recognize the inherent value of many healing traditions from around the world. Today’s providers should be capable of drawing from a wide array of proven practices to provide patients with truly effective whole-person health care. That is why Bastyr University has decided to establish a new School of Traditional World Medicines.

Initially, the School of Traditional World Medicines will be home to Bastyr University’s Department of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and a new Master of Science in Ayurvedic Sciences program that will begin in fall 2013. As different world medicines gain in popularity in America, Bastyr University is uniquely poised to teach a variety of respected, time-honored healing traditions. This first-of-its-kind school is the latest example of Bastyr University taking a bold step toward advancing natural medicine, a landmark creation that will help expand our notions of how to attain wellness and prepare our students to deliver truly comprehensive health care.

Choice Organic Teas Partnership

For the first time ever, Bastyr University is lending its name to a consumer product, partnering with Seattle-based Choice Organic Teas to develop and launch a new line of flavorful, certified organic Wellness Teas. This partnership has resulted in the creation of eight different teas designed to support healthy body functions and enhance wellness, while at the same time providing a pleasing taste. The teas, formulated by Bastyr experts in botanical medicine, feature 30 different active botanical herbs that are recognized and used for their health-supporting qualities.

In addition, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each box of Wellness Teas will benefit the Bastyr University Student Scholarship Fund, helping advance the field and practice of natural medicine by providing increased opportunities for students. The new line of teas is scheduled to hit national retail shelves this fall.

Spring for Health Luncheon 2013

In just a few short weeks, we will once again host our annual Spring for Health Luncheon at the Seattle Fairmont Olympic Hotel.  The event, which raises money to provide uncompensated care at our clinics, will be hosted by KING5-TV (NBC, Seattle) news anchor Jean Enerson. This year’s keynote speaker is Victoria Sweet, MD, PhD. Dr. Sweet is the perfect person to address our guests as she has made it her life’s mission to provide medical care for the poor and chronically ill in San Francisco.

We hope you continue to check back frequently to see all that is happening on our campuses and in our clinics in the Seattle area and in San Diego because when it rains it pours, and right now we are experiencing a deluge of progress of which we can all be proud.

President Daniel K. Church, PhD
In health,
Daniel K. Church, PhD
Bastyr University President

Subscribe to Newsletters

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.

Events

Apr 16

Deepen your understanding of the interconnectedness between energy and healing. Engage the four levels of your being and experience flow as you fuel your body and feed your soul with the Elemental Healing™ Method. Our energy body codes our experiences in its energetic architecture where there is a complete record of all our past experiences and emotional wounds. Healing those wounds is one of the primary rewards of one’s Inner Journey.
April 16, 23 & 30, Wed, 6-9p.m.
Instructor: Lauren Nalder, BSc.
(8 CEUs, PDAs)

Apr 16 Community Ed

Yoga is a way into life. Develop greater awareness of your body's strengths and challenges through yoga. Using the yoga postures (asana) appropriately, we can bring more freedom and peace into our bodies and minds. Working with the breath (pranayama), we can cultivate stillness and strength.
April 16 – June 18, Wednesdays, 6-7:15p.m.
Heidi Fischer, Certified Yoga Teacher.
12.5 HRs

Apr 17 Admissions

Bastyr University will be in Chicago to help you learn about the amazing opportunities that await you at Bastyr.

Student & Alumni Profiles

Coquina Deger, MBA, and David Siebert fill key roles as part of President’s Cabinet

Herbal sciences students cook up foods with love -- and health-giving herbs -- in a popular lab class.

The actor and author joins us for a Q-and-A before her May 22 talk at Bastyr's Spring for Health Luncheon.

Spring 2014: There is a lot blossoming at Bastyr University

A mysterious illness transformed Priya Walia's vision of medicine and gave her a plan for her future.

Press

Bastyr University Nutrition Faculty Member Receives Prestigious State Honor

The public is invited to a free community event to explore Bastyr University’s teaching clinic

Teaching clinic earns second consecutive year of stellar results in regional patient satisfaction survey

In the Media

FOX Q13: Bastyr University's Ellie Freeman Discusses the FDA’s New Food Labels
Bothell-Kenmore Reporter: Bastyr Center for Natural Health Expands Integrative Oncology Services
Puget Sound Business Journal: Bastyr University's President Daniel Church to Retire

Health Tips

Here are some ways to eat an inexpensive and well-balanced diet consisting of many nutritious whole foods.

Here's how to create a healthy posture to improve your health.

The main benefit of the Paleo diet is that it promotes eating whole, nutritious foods while avoiding refined, processed foods.

While tax season can be daunting and stressful, these are simple, easy ways to help lighten the load.

Behind the calm exterior of a doula is a person who is constantly thinking, strategizing and endeavoring to create an environment to support a pregnant, birthing or postpartum family.