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Dr. Effie Poy Yew Chow, a registered nurse and one of the foremost experts in TCM, guides students through the philosophy and methods behind various TCM techniques - such as acupuncture, qi gong, and herbal remedies. Grades 9 to A

Produced by the Discovery Health, this series is about alternative choices for children suffering from common health issues. Leading health practitioners review the experiences of children who have benefited from complementary therapy, to the extent that the treatment has helped to cure or to relieve their condition. There are ten 30-minute programs: BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS - Explains how in ADHD sugar intake and vitamin deficiency can affect hyperactivity and behavioral problems while methods are presented that can help reduce or even replace Ritalin dependence in many cases. ALLERGIES - Explores issues with lactose intolerance, immune system problems, asthma and eczema with complimentary therapies involving homeopathy and reflexology. ANXIETY AND FEAR - Looks at the most common psychological disorder in children and teens today, anxiety. Therapies proffered include the (Edward) Bach flower remedy system, acupuncture and hypnotherapy. ASTHMA - The impact of diet on asthma and how an asthma patient's bronchial tubes constrict. Alternative therapies such as yoga, Bowen therapy, Magnet and Electronic Gem Therapy, homeopathy and diets are explained. AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS - Therapies described include diet, osteopathy and homeopathy. BIRTH TRAUMA – Birth trauma is assessed with the Apgar score, which is an index of a child's alertness and color at birth. Examples cited are Cerebral Palsy. Various osteopathic therapies are described. COUGHS AND COLDS - A cold is a viral infection of the nasal passages of the nose and throat - antibiotics don't work. Complementary therapies explained include homeopathic, traditional Chinese medicine, electro-acupuncture, and color-puncture therapy. DYSLEXIA AND DYSPRAXIA - Dyslexia is a learning disability, specifically in reading and spelling, while children with Dyspraxia have difficulty being in space, holding a pencil; also math skills and sport skills are affected. Cited are uses of educational kinesiology, Neuro Development Therapy, and Auditory Integration and Syntonics. VACCINATIONS - Explains what vaccines are, what the pros and cons are, and that the idea of a vaccine is to imitate the disease in such a way that a child gets the protection without real-life exposure. WEIGHT - Health professionals are increasingly concerned about the problem of obesity, not only because of physical problems involved, but also for emotional problems as well.

This program is for anyone diagnosed with a serious medical condition and provides practical information that explores what can be done today to improve the chances for a successful outcome. Patients, physicians, hospitals, and support groups will all benefit from this informative video.

#15808/0203  FAITH IN MEDICINE
Everyone is concerned about their health. This program explores faith and spirituality as a medically proven means to improve health. After watching this program, the audience will gain a respect for religion as a scientifically proven aid in healthcare, and have a better understanding of how their faith influences every aspect of their lives.

#12578/0145  HEALING WITHIN: How Your State of Mind Can Promote Health and Healing
Meditation and relaxation techniques increase the emission of alpha waves by the brain and trigger a series of reactions that sooth the body. These techniques have helped patients with serious illness rediscover their confidence and their identity while bringing them a newfound energy to confront the illness face to face. In this program, five patients share their stories - each an emotional battle for survival.

#15428/1725  HEALING WORDS: Poetry and Medicine
A poignant and powerful documentary about the uses of poetry at a large teaching hospital in Florida. These days when we've grown cynical about health care costs, impersonal treatment, and the intrusion of corporate self-interest in the doctor-patient relationship, "Healing Words" reminds us of the best medicine can offer: a doctor at the bedside, really listening to a patient. Can poetry heal? This documentary gives a resounding YES!

Ancient remedies now endorsed by modern medicine! This program is a comprehensive look at the healing practices of American Indians and how so many of those natural remedies are applicable to today's alternative health-conscious society.

#12099/0145  SPIRITUAL HEALING: Healing from Within
What connection, if any, is there between one's physical health and the state of one's spiritual development? Renowned experts in various fields of spirituality explain historical and contemporary occurrences to demonstrate the philosophy of spiritual healing.

#16140/1725  SUPPLEMENTS AND SAFETY: The Hidden Dangers
It’s estimated that half of all North Americans take a health supplement every day, from fish oil to multivitamins to diet pills. The booming 30-billion-dollar-plus vitamins and supplements industry says these products can make consumers healthier. Critics contend that many supplements simply don’t work, and could even be doing harm, while the supplements industry maintains that its products enhance consumers’ lives, and that further regulation is unnecessary. This is a must-watch for consumers looking to make informed choices about their health.


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