Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Partnership with Progressive Health Center

We are so happy to let you know about the Progressive Health Center, located in Englewood, Colorado. Chairperson and CEO, Sue Goodin, leads this non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals through complementary and holistic therapies that integrate with conventional medical treatments. These therapies are not designed to replace traditional medicine, but rather to work in conjunction with them. Utilizing a team of health professionals, trained both in traditional and alternative medicine, the Progressive Health Center offers individualized treatments. Sue and her team also focus on education through a robust series of seminars and training sessions.

Client-advocate and care coordinator, Mary Frances Collins, RN, BSN, CN, tells us more about their approach and results in her web blog below. Be sure to check out the link to Progressive Heath Center in our Resources section. You will also find there a host of resources designed to help you address numerous needs and questions. Please also feel free to contact us if you have specific questions or are in need of finding information or resources. We love helping you find solutions to life’s challenges!

Be sure to register to attend the “Beyond Pain” conference sponsored by Progressive Health Center to be held at the Denver Athletic Club on August 25, 2007. For more information, call the Center at 303-788-9399.

The Progressive Health Center, located on the Swedish Medical Center campus in Englewood, Colorado is doing just that. Envisioned, developed, and managed by Sue Goodin, MA, the center’s mission is to provide the highest caliber complementary and holistic therapies and integrate these services with conventional medical treatments.

While conventional medicine addresses the physical needs of the body, complementary and holistic therapies provide services that address the needs of the whole person; body, mind, spirit, and emotions. In addition to assisting those who want to improve their general health and well-being, these therapies provide viable options for individuals with chronic conditions such as stress and anxiety, chronic pain, Multiple Sclerosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and many other forms of dis-ease.

Recently, a woman was referred to our center by her daughter in New York, who found the PHC on the Internet. The woman was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and was adversely affected by the medications she was taking. When she first consulted with our registered nurse, she rated her pain “fifty” on a scale of 1 to 10. Since receiving acupuncture treatments, she rates her pain “three” on a scale of 1 to 10, and has reduced her need for medications.

Other complementary and holistic therapies offered at the center include therapeutic massage, Tai Yi (an ancient form of Chinese energy work), Jin Shin Jyutsu (an ancient form of Japanese energy work), meditation, hypnotherapy, counseling, stress management, and yoga/pilates. Contact the Progressive health Center at 303-788-9399 or check out the web site at for more detailed information about complementary and holistic therapies.

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