Updates from your team at AIMS, Clear Mind Integrative Health, and SMJ Consulting

Dear Patients

Another week has come and gone and COVID-19 is still a major factor in our lives. None of us are immune to the frustration or disruption it has caused. Many of us are looking forward to the eventual return to some sort of normalcy. It may seem like matters are out of our control and, for the most part, there are some things out of our control. However, there is one thing in which we do have control of: how we respond to this challenge. The key is not to let this pandemic define us as individuals or as a community. It is important to find ways to rise above its effects. This is our reason for writing to you: even though there is distance and isolation, we can still have connection.

Medical Visits

Our team of providers are available via online Telemedicine visits for new and established patients.

Some examples of what we can assist you with

· COVID-19 information and prophylaxis treatments
· Immune wellness
· Medication and supplement management
· Lab orders and reviewing results
· Sleep and stress relief
· Anxiety and depression
· Gastrointestinal concerns
· Health and energy optimization
· Integrative oncology assessments
· Pain rehabilitation
· Palliative care
· Advanced Care Planning
· Autonomic Response Testing

Limited availability for in-person visits

In order to keep our staff and patients safe during the COVID-19 outbreak, we are following federal and local guidelines, limiting our office space to specialized procedures (including IV therapy and KAP session) at designated times. This is a highly structured event where patients receive their own space and individual rooms to maintain the social distance. We have implemented a screening procedure that includes taking a temperature. If your temperature is elevated, we will ask you to return home and will follow up with you at a later date.

Options for addressing mental health

Our psych team is able to provide medical counseling, therapy, and treatment options via Telehealth. We understand how a global pandemic can spark anxiety and depression for many members of our community. If you are struggling with anxiety or depression, we can help you.

AIMS has partnered with the Seattle Psychedelic Society Meet Up group to offer Psychedelic Integration Group. We will be doing these via Zoom. This is a 60 minute session led by our lead psychotherapist Alison Drasin, PsyD, LMHC and is open to the public. Please go to the Meet Up website and join the Seattle Psychedelic Society page to RSVP. We have added extra sessions this month including 4/14, 4/21, 4/28 at 5pm. Cost is $25 per class. Call 206-420-1321 or email info@aimsinstitute.net to prepay for the group.

Clear Mind Integrative Health

Dr. Chris Duhon continues to see both new and established patients via Telemedicine. Please call the office to schedule a follow up or initial visit. This outbreak has caused us to become creative with our resources and how we are able to serve each patient. For those who are receiving ART (muscle testing) there is still a way to keep up with appointments via distance testing. Please call the office for more information.

SMJ Consulting Cannabis Education

With so many variables in our world today, it is easy to place cannabinoid therapy at the bottom of your priority list. We are here to help you navigate the changing landscape of the industry as stores begin to close and supply chains shift. SMJ Consulting is available for tele-education via zoom to continue to guide you through considerations in dosing protocols with a focus on stress management. We look forward to connecting with you!

Education opportunities

For interested healthcare professionals: check out our new Education page for training, supervision, and consulting offerings.

News

We are happy to share that AIMS Institute co-founder and co-director Sunil Aggarwal, MD, PhD has been named as one of the 40 Emerging Leaders in Hospice and Palliative Medicine by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Check out his Spotlight interview here. The online news website Leafly also recently published an article focused on his work which you can read here.

We are also happy to share that the practice of AIMS Institute Lead Psychotherapist Alison Draisin, PsyD, LMHC has been profiled in NWLeaf. Please check out her interview here.

More exciting news! The work on medicinal mushrooms by our co-founder and co-director Leanna Standish, ND, PhD, FABNO was featured in MedicalNewsToday. This article highlights the benefits of turkey tail mushroom for cancer, the immune system, and the microbiome. Read more here.

“Covid-19 is showing us that when humanity is united in common cause, phenomenally rapid change is possible. None of the world’s problems are technically difficult to solve; they originate in human disagreement. In coherency, humanity’s creative powers are boundless. A few months ago, a proposal to halt commercial air travel would have seemed preposterous. Likewise for the radical changes we are making in our social behavior, economy, and the role of government in our lives. Covid demonstrates the power of our collective will when we agree on what is important. What else might we achieve, in coherency? What do we want to achieve, and what world shall we create? That is always the next question when anyone awakens to their power.”.

Charles Eisenstein, The Coronation

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