September 3, 2012
Lue earned her Master of Acupuncture degree in 2004 from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute, Tai Sophia, in Laurel, Maryland. She is certified by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist and she is using her advanced training in the Facial Rejuvenation Method (AKA “cosmetic acupuncture” or the “acupuncture facelift”) for those seeking a natural and safer alternative to chemical treatments. She has been practicing independently since 2004 in various locations. Lue earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography (1979), and a Masters of Education in Recreation and Leisure studies (1990) both from Temple University in Philadelphia. In 1997 Lue earned a Master of Arts degree in Mental Health Sciences, School of Creative Arts in Therapy, Dance/Movement Therapy (D/MT) at Hahnemann University also in Philadelphia. Since then she has worked in many hospital settings both physical and psychiatric rehabilitation as a CTRS (Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist) and D/MT providing individual and group treatment. As time went on, Lue became interested in studying acupuncture which reaches deep into the body and promotes healing in a more profound and lasting way, thus pursuing her work studying at Tai Sophia in Maryland in 2001. Lue is also a Yoga Instructor and has studied various forms of yoga since 1974. Since 2003 she has studied extensively with John Schumacher, an internationally renown Senior Iyengar Teacher who teaches in Bethesda, MD. Lue has taught yoga in many settings since 1999, working most recently with the Columbia Association, and has taught several semesters at American University in Washington, DC. She has also taught Qi Gong (2004-2009) and adapted the method to work with seniors as a form of seated practice. Lue brings a rich background of movement studies and an understanding of the human body anatomically and energetically to her practice. Her commitment to practicing acupuncture involves encouraging an understanding of the deeper connection of body, mind and spirit. Learning to observe the messages of the body can become a key to inner wisdom, and a pathway to healing. This can create balance in one’s life with a sense of contentment. Presently Lue loves spending time with her family including her rescue lab Lizzy, gardening, being outdoors, camping, hiking, and of course, practicing yoga!
August 29, 2012
Hope Green-Lindsey was born in the heart of New York and made Columbia, Maryland her home 1996. Here she shares active lives with her husband, mother and three children. Hope has many years of experience in providing services for people of all ages with special and or individualized needs. She also holds a background in Early Childhood Development and various areas in the Healthcare field. Hope has a passion for caring for people and plans on opening a H.O.P.E House in the future. When time allows, she loves hosting family/friends events, traveling, and exploring foods of diverse cultures. Hope Green-Lindsey was born in the heart of New York and made Columbia, Maryland her home 1996. Here she shares active lives with her husband, mother and three children. Hope has many years of experience in providing services for people of all ages with special and or individualized needs. She also holds a background in Early Childhood Development and various areas in the Healthcare field. Hope has a passion for caring for people and plans on opening a H.O.P.E House in the future. When time allows, she loves hosting family/friends events, traveling, and exploring foods of diverse cultures.
August 23, 2012
Much to the joy of parents and the chagrin of children everywhere, it is back to school season. If you are a parent, you are probably hitting the sales for back to school supplies, frantically checking off the endless list of pencils, notebooks, and folders. If you are like me, you may be idly thinking how it’s all going to fit into their new backpack and how are the kids going to carry all the books and folders around all day without hurting their necks, backs, or even shoulders. The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) estimates that about 55% of students are carrying around backpacks heavier than the recommended guidelines. This can cause changes in posture on a developing musculoskeletal system that can cause injuries immediately or later on in adulthood.
I’d like to share with you some tips and ideas of how to keep your child’s back healthy this school year and future years.
First, how to choose the right backpack:
- Make sure the backpack itself is lightweight.
- Look for two wide, padded shoulder straps, a waist belt can improve the stability even more.
- Buy a pack with multiple compartments which will allow the weight of the contents to be distributed more evenly.
Now that you have the right backpack, how to wear it properly:
- Both shoulder straps need to be on both shoulders.
- Tighten the shoulder straps so the pack fits closely to the body.
- The backpack should never hang more than 4 inches below the waistline and never be more than 10% of your child’s bodyweight according to the American Chiropractic Association.
You may need to talk to your child about packing only essential supplies…leaving non-essential items at home or school.
Now that you know your child’s back is going to stay healthy, you can now worry about homework, teachers, bus routes……Have a great school year!
American Occupational Therapy Association
American Chiropractic Association
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Academy of Pediatrics