Thursday, September 10, 2015

Flagstaff Clinic of Naturopathic Medicine hosting open house, heart screenings Sept. 11



 

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The Flagstaff Clinic of Naturopathic Medicine is hosting an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, at their clinic located at 809 N. Humphreys St. in Flagstaff. The public is invited to tour the clinic, meet the physicians and clinicians and learn more about naturopathic medicine. Additionally, heart screenings are available by appointment from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; walk-in appointments as available.

The informative and interactive event includes light refreshments, free chair massages, a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3:30 p.m. with the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce, an opportunity for guests to learn more about and try the clinic’s hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber, and heart screenings.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) enhances the body’s natural healing process through inhalation of 100-percent oxygen while in a total body chamber. It is a simple, non-invasive and painless treatment used for a wide variety of conditions such as stroke, cerebral palsy, head injuries and chronic fatigue.
Additionally, the clinic will offer heart screenings for children and adults on Sept. 11. The screenings are provided by the Anthony Bates Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives by helping prevent sudden cardiac arrest from a condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or HCM. About one out of every 500 people have HCM. It affects men and women equally and is a common cause of sudden cardiac arrest in young people including young athletes.

The evaluation includes an ultrasound, comprehensive echocardiogram or electrocardiogram, commonly known as an EKG or ECG. These tests check for problems with the electrical activity of the heart. HCM disrupts the electrical circuits of the heart, which causes the heart to stop beating resulting in sudden cardiac arrest.

To schedule a heart screening appointment at the clinic on Sept. 11, call the Anthony Bates Foundation at 602-482-5606 or go to AnthonyBates.org. The screenings are free; donations are appreciated.

Established in 1986, The Flagstaff Clinic of Naturopathic Medicine is the oldest naturopathic clinic in Flagstaff. The clinic offers complete family healthcare through the use of natural therapies. For more information on the Flagstaff Clinic of Naturopathic Medicine or the open house and screenings, call 928-774-1770, visit FlagstaffNaturalHealth.com or like on Facebook at http://ift.tt/1Q4MCTt.



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