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Ilana Newman, M.D.

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Dr. Ilana Newman attended medical school at the University of Arizona, followed by residency in family medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York and a fellowship in adolescent medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. While in residency, she became frustrated with the limited treatment options she had for patients with back pain, so she started studying acupuncture at the program for physicians at UCLA. She also completed the NADA program’s ear acupuncture training at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx. While in New York, Dr. Newman also worked as a medical news reporter on the Oxygen Network and daily video online medical news reports.

After moving to South Florida, Dr. Newman took the basic and advanced acupuncture courses for physicians at the University of Miami. Several years later, she completed a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at the University of Miami. Today, she does inpatient palliative medicine consultations at the Memorial Hospital System in Broward and teaches workshops on Korean Hand Therapy for self-treatment for pain.

Classes and Consultations for the 2019 Cruise

Workshop Series: Take Pain Control into Your Own Hands: Rapid and Dramatic Pain Relief with Korean Hand Therapy Self Treatment
This two-part workshop will teach Correspondence Therapy, the most basic form of Korean Hand Therapy, which utilizes the map of the body on the hands. With this easy to learn system, needles are not used. Pain anywhere on the body can be reduced by applying pressure to precise points on the hand. Headaches, back and neck pain, and joint pain will be highlighted.

Workshop: Take Pain Control into Your Own Hands: Rapid and Dramatic Pain Relief with Korean Hand Therapy Self Treatment, Part 1
Part 1 will introduce this technique and review some of the research that has been done with Korean Hand Therapy. We will focus on learning the landmarks of the map of the body on the hands and how to find and stimulate the points.

Workshop: Take Pain Control into Your Own Hands: Rapid and Dramatic Pain Relief with Korean Hand Therapy Self Treatment, Part 2
Part 2 will cover strategies for treating different types of pain, and we will draw our own maps from Part 1. Attendees can volunteer so everyone can practice finding the hand locations before Dr. Newman demonstrates searching for and stimulating the treatment points.

Lecture: Five Fingers, Five Elements
According to Korean Hand Therapy principles, the Five Elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine are represented on the fingers on our hands. This lecture will discuss important characteristics of the Five Elements and their associated acupuncture meridians. Learn how wearing different types of metal rings on your fingers can improve or worsen imbalances in these meridians and impact your health. Dr. Newman will demonstrate how O-ring testing can immediately confirm if you are using the correct type of ring on the correct finger.

Lecture: Ear Acupuncture for Stress Reduction and Mental Health
The 5 point NADA (National Acupuncture Detox Association) ear acupuncture protocol has been used worldwide to treat addiction to opioids and other drugs. These ear points can also be used to reduce stress, improve mood, and help with anxiety. Ear acupuncture can be done in group settings and is acceptable to many people who are reluctant to get body acupuncture. Research on ear acupuncture will be reviewed. Non-needle protocols using ear beads or seeds to reduce stress and improve focus will also be discussed.

Group Consultation: Ear Acupuncture for Relaxation and Stress Reduction – $50/person, 60 min.
Space is limited to 10 participants per session. The ear acupuncture protocol used by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) is commonly used for opioid addiction, but it also has positive benefits on mental health and emotional stress. During this ear acupuncture treatment, Dr. Newman inserts five acupuncture needles into the NADA points of each ear while participants sit quietly in a small group. People describe the experience as effortless meditation or the calming effects of a single glass of wine.

Private Consultation: Correspondence Korean Hand Therapy for Pain – $100/person, 45 min.
Dr. Newman will locate the precise points on your hands to reduce your headache, neck/back pain, or joint pain. Once the points are located, you will be able to treat your own pain whenever it recurs in the same places. Prior attendance at Dr. Newman’s workshop is not required.

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