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Ilana Newman, MD

Pain Management Expert

Dr. Ilana Newman attended medical school at the University of Arizona, followed by a residency in family medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York and a fellowship in adolescent medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center, also in New York. While in residency, Dr. Newman became frustrated with the limited treatment options she had for patients with back pain, which led her to complete the acupuncture program for physicians at UCLA. She also completed the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association program’s (NADA) 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 on 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, also at the University of Miami. Today, she conducts inpatient palliative medicine consultations at the Memorial Hospital System in Broward County and teaches workshops on Korean Hand Therapy for the self-treatment of pain.

March 2023 Cruise Classes:

Take Pain Control Into Your Own Hands: Rapid & Dramatic Pain Relief With Korean Hand Therapy Self-Treatment, Part I

This two-part workshop teaches 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. Applying pressure to precise points on the hand can reduce pain anywhere in the body. Headaches, as well as back, neck, and joint pain will be reviewed.

In Part I, Dr. Newman will introduce this technique and review some of the research that has been done with Korean Hand Therapy. She will focus on teaching the landmarks of the map of the body on the hands and how to find and stimulate the points.

 

Take Pain Control Into Your Own Hands: Rapid & Dramatic Pain Relief With Korean Hand Therapy Self-Treatment, Part II

This two-part workshop teaches 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. Applying pressure to precise points on the hand can reduce pain anywhere in the body. Headaches, as well as back, neck, and joint pain will be reviewed.

In Part II, strategies for treating different types of pain will be discussed and participants will draw their own hand maps from Part I. Attendees can volunteer so everyone can practice finding the hand locations before Dr. Newman demonstrates searching for, and stimulating, the treatment points.

 

Ear Acupuncture for Stress Reduction & Mental Health

The five-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.

 

Vagus Nerve Stimulation – The Back Door to the Brain

Vagus Nerve Stimulation has been approved in Europe for treating complicated cases of epilepsy, depression, and headaches. Much of the efficacy of ear acupuncture may be due to stimulation of the auricular branch of the vagus nerve. Studies on vagus nerve stimulation show potential benefits for mood, sleep, memory, and weight loss. Non-invasive ways to stimulate the vagus nerve will be discussed.

Individual Consultations and/or Treatments Available:

Ear Acupuncture for Relaxation & Stress Reduction

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.

Group Consultation: Space is limited to 10 participants per session

$75/person, 60 minutes

Correspondence Korean Hand Therapy for Pain

Dr. Newman will locate the precise points on your hands to reduce your headache, neck and 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. 

$100/person, 45 minutes

 

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