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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, March 27 - April 2, 1998 - 43 Sherlock to present aromatherapy seminar on Saturday, April ,J A seminar fo- cusing on the health benefits of aromatlaerapy will be held Sat- urday, April 4, from 1 to 4 p.m., in the Lewes Li- brary. "Aro- SHERLOCK matherapy: Its Acupuncture Continued from page 40 eight to 12 treatments," said War- ren. "We usually have patients come in twice a week, initially, to get the blockage opened quickly. Usually, patients begin to feel re- lief after four to six treatments; then the pain starts to lessen for a few days at a time. "As the time span between pain attacks increases, the time be- tween [reatments are extended un- til the patient doesn't need to come back. The time required for cure depends upon the overall health and age of the patient and the amount of time he or she has had the condition," he said. Is acupuncture effective in treating nonmuscular pain, such as one associated with a disease like cancer? "Cancer or other nonmuscular pain is treated much in the same way as muscular pain," said War- ren. "The choices of the points are different, and we have found that helps in nonmuscular pain- management. The National Insti- tutes of Health studies concluded that acupuncture is very helpful for nausea and pain following chemotherapy and radiation treat- ments." How do Oriental treatments compare to conventional medi- cine? "The Acupuncture Clinic of Salisbury works in conjunction with medical doctors," said War- ren, who" noted he would continue that practice at Beebe's Depart- ment of Integrative Health. "We feel we work best together. I can help temporarily, for example, if one has a toothache. But if pa- tients need a dentist, of course that is what I would urge them to do. We like to think of our work as complementary to that of a physi- cian. The patient best benefits from a combination of medical care and acupuncture treatments. "We find that during treat- " ments, the medication can be re- duced and in many cases eliminat- ed," he said. "Acupuncture is based on moving energy, whereas conventional medicine is based on chemicals. When acupuncture is faciiitated by herbal treatment, we often achieve the same, or better, results than with chemical treat- ment alone. It is interesting to' note that one-third of the world's population utilizes acupuncture and herbal medicine as their first means of treatment, saving drug therapy and surgery for last." What kinds of unique cases can be treated with acupuncture? Place in the Modern Day," is sponsored by The Pennyroyal Collection and will be presented by Louise Walker Inc. The workshop will discuss top- ics including massage, health and self-care techniques. Keynote speakers will be Louise Walker of the Rosedale Clinic, Reading, England, and "I treated a woman who was pregnant and diagnosed with breast cancer," said Warren. "Of course, she could not receive con- ventinal chemotherapy treat- ments until after her baby was born. We used herbs and acupuncture to treat her and help keep her healthy during her preg- nancy. Acupuncture has many useful purposes relating to preg- nancy. We can relieve morning sickness, induce labor - even turn a breech birth around - using one acupuncture point. "We had another lady who suf- fered from diabetes," he said. "Initially, we were treating her for something else, but in the course of her treatment, we were able to actually lower her blood sugar. "One case involved a woman with terrible facial pain.. She called the pain 'the screamers.' She would have an attack and scream. The drug therapy didn't work for her, but acupuncture did. "We have also had great suc- cess in treating ulcerative colitis, TMJ [temporomandibular joint syndrome] and other facial and si- nus problems. We have recently treated a lot of neurological disor- ders, such as Parkinson's, multi- ple sclerosis and stroke." Can acupuncture help with emotional disorders? "Many factors go into finding out the underlying causes of dis- ease and discomfort. Depression, anger, guilt and fear all acutely af- fect our emotional well-being," said Warren. "We want to work on the points that directly affect one's spirit. We treat the underly- ing causes that affect the whole individual." "For example," said Warren, Kim Sherlock of Yeovil, England, who is a master blender for Louise Walker and a masseuse. Walker and Sherlock, a mother- daughter team, work together at Louise Walker Inc., where Sher- lock is the master blender for the Louise Walker line of aromathera- py oils. Sherlock is pursuing ad- vanced studies in aromatherapy, "when we treat a patient who suf- fers terribly from migraines, we use specific points to relieve the pain. At the same time, we would also work on determining the un- derlying cause of the migraines. In other words, the migraines may not be the result of a physical problem. In fact, the migraines may be the result of unresolved guilt or depression. That is why it is so important that we don't just treat the pain." : What is the addiction-recovery program? Warren said the program at the Acupuncture Clinic of Salisbury is state-approved and tailored to meet the needs of the individual. "Throughout the intensive outpa- tient counseling process, each client receives acupuncture treat- ments to detoxify, balance and promote general well-being," said Warren. "The program also uses conven- tional sobriety assessment treat- ment, individual case manage- ment and group counseling to ed- ucate and treat patients," he said. "We've had great success with this program." For more information about Beebe Medical Center's Depart- ment of Integrative Medicine, call Cheyenne Luzader, R.N., at 645- 3300. Editor's note: Warren holds a master's degree in acupuncture from the University of Maryland, following a three-year academic and dlinical program. He has more than 800 post-graduate con- tinuing education credits and has also studied with Dr. Jing-Nuan Wu, a mast'er Chinese acupunc- turist. massage therapy and reflexology. The seminar is free and open to the public, but seating is limited so advance registration is re- quired. To reserve a seat, call 645-8745. BOARD CERTIFIED FAMILY PHYSICIAN Steven H. Berkowitz, D.O. Hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily * Accepting patients ages 2 and up. Participating in Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, Principal, Ameri-Health, Delmarva, Core Source, Mamsi, Mid-Atlantic Long Neck Professional Center, Suite B Long Neck Road, Millsboro, Delaware By Appointment Only 302-945-7200 HIV TESTING Sussek County AIDS Committee, Inc. NO APPOINTMENT