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Free Program Will Guide You Through The First Steps To Making Lifestyle Changes
Submitted by Dr. Qingsong Xiao and SRPMIC Health and Human Services Department

Do you struggle with motivation to maintain your weight and improve your health? Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has invited E-Med Research Center to host a FREE program that will guide you through the first steps to making lifestyle changes that will physically and emotionally help you feel better. Get the support you need to continue staying on track with these positive changes. This program is specifically designed to help members of all ages in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

EMed Research Center and Dr. Qingsong Xiao, 25-year practitioner of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), and founder of Great Wall Chinese Medicine in Scottsdale, is partnering with the DHHS Diabetes Services Program that is funded by the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) from the Indian Health Service (IHS) to sponsor this program for 12 adults and 12 children. This program is intended to provide a Traditional Chinese Medicine approach to diabetes and wellness, and is a first trial for the Diabetes Services program. The Program is interested in the outcomes of this program, and may consider expanding to a larger group if participants have a positive experience.

All you need to do is take the first step. It will change your life! Your commitment is for 12 weeks (two times a week) and a follow up at six months and at one year. You will be so amazed by your overall health improvement that you will want to continue on your own.

So when does this program start and what will it involve? This program will begin the week of August 22 and will continue every Monday and Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for 12 weeks at the SRPMIC Wellness Center. Each adult will be given an activity tracker valued at $150 at the first session, if you complete the 24 sessions, once all data is collected, you will get to keep the activity tracker as a gift to continue your positive, healthy choices. Non-identified group data received from the activity trackers and bio-screenings will be included in a final report by EMed Research Center to observe the efficacy of traditional Chinese medicine on health. The results will be provided to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Department of Health and Human Services to measure the program’s effectiveness and possibly allow for more great programs to be developed.

Each class will provide the following treatment methods: 30-minute educational presentation on various wellness topics based on the Chinese 5 Element theory, such as; alternative methods of healing, stress management, nutrition and cooking, diabetes management, and keeping your body in balance, 30-minutes of light exercise and stretching techniques, 30-minutes of energy acupuncture to promote healing by increasing blood circulation, while reducing inflammation and pain, and 30-minutes of healthy food and fun interaction with the practitioners and other participants.

Twelve children will also be selected to participate in a corresponding Kids Program which will include educational activities such as Chinese Martial Arts and discussion of healthy nutrition options and the effects of alcohol and drugs on the body. They will also be given nutritious and delicious food at the end of each program day.

How do I get more information? Please visit an information table meet and greet at The Round House Café on one of the following dates: July 27, and August 3, at 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Contact Annette Brown, Assistant Director at Department of Health and Human Service at or (480) 362-2723 to get the application materials you need if you cannot visit the information table.

About the Great Wall Chinese Medicine

Dr. Qingsong Xiao is the founder of Great Wall Chinese Medicine located at 3225 N. 75th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 where she has successfully applied her 25 years of experience in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) helping patients to not only bring them relief from pain but also recover from whatever their issues are to find and maintain balance of well-being.

Recently Dr. Xiao expanded her practice to include a research center, she is the founder and President of E-Med Research Center, The mission of EMed involves utilizing data analysis to evaluate the efficacy of different TCM treatment methods on Alzheimer’s and Diabetes. The research outcome will help to standardize TCM practice and provide concrete scientific evidence for its effectiveness. EMed also strives to educate the general public through scientific findings and bridge the knowledge of TCM for scholars worldwide.

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