I have so much to blog about! It has been a crazy couple weeks of midterms (with what seems like no end in sight). But, in between some of the craziness, there have been some exciting events taking place on campus!
During Naturopathic Medicine Week, National University has been taking action and working to accumulate points to win the Golden Avocado trophy, as well as bragging rights. (As of this writing, we are anxiously watching the points board for final results!) There were so many events this week with the observance concluding Friday. Each day has followed a different theme:
Monday: History of Naturopathic Medicine
Tuesday: Modalities of Naturopathic Medicine
Wednesday: Philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine
Thursday: Determinants of Health
Friday: Special Populations, Legislative Awareness & Guacamole Party!
Last week included CAM day. CAM stands for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The Student American Chiropractic Association (SACA) did an amazing job pulling the event together, and managed to get some cool sponsors to visit campus and give us free stuff. There was also a raffle for additional items…and guess who was one of the lucky ones to win?! Me! Pictured below is everything I took home, including some of the items from my prize bag.
Can I also just take a minute to recognize how cool it is for the chiropractic students and naturopathic students to receive an integrated medical education at NUHS? I love it here! As a naturopathic medicine student, I love that we get to learn high-level adjusting techniques from some of the best chiropractic professors in the field. Physical medicine, or adjusting, is a very important modality in the Naturopathic Medicine toolbox. I definitely plan to use it in my future practice, and I am taking full advantage of the opportunity for adjustments (on a regular basis) from some of the upper trimester students.