Positive Alternative Therapies In Healthcare Lecture Reminder - Monday March 26 Sharing/Caring 7:15 p.m. Special Gues at 7:30 p.m.
Guest Speaker 8:00 p.m. Miami Museum of Science & Planetarium
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lewis J. Arrandt, DC
Posture, Balance and Nervous System Function
Dr. Arrandt will explain and demonstrate how the 22 bones of the skull (not including the 6 bones in the middle ear or the hyoid bone) and the 67 joints between them, and the cranial-sacral meningeal pumping system play a vital role not only for posture and balance, but also for the proper functioning of the entire nervous system.
Dr Lewis J. Arrandt has been serving the local community for 34 years as a practicing chiropractor. He has been based in the Kendall area since 1979, and in his current office at 107th Ave and Kendall Drive, since 1982. Dr. Lew has always been keenly aware of the importance of the dynamic interplay between the physical/structural, emotional/spiritual and biochemical/physiological elements and the impact that each and all have for creating and maintaining a healthy life.
Dr. Lew was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and was deeply influenced to pursue a career in Chiropractic, by a personal experience. His late father, Melvin J. Arrandt, suffered for many years with severe migraine headaches. His symptoms were so intense, that he would be forced to sleep standing up with his hand carefully cupping his chin, and his elbow resting on the top of a dresser, which was specifically purchased for it's height, to accommodate this position. His Dad sought traditional medical care, and he was taking the medication Fiorinal for years, in addition to avoiding chocolate, which was a definite triggering agent. Dr. Lew still remembers seeing his Dad standing on many a night, in that horrible migraine position. If his dad tried to lie down, he would begin to vomit. Through a series of events, his father entered into care with a Chiropractor, and within months, his migraines were gone. It was at that point in time, that Dr. Lew decided to study the profession which provided such dramatic relief for his dad.
After graduation from Brooklyn College he moved to Chicago, IL, to study at the National College of Chiropractic in 1974. His focus of study included SOT cranial and adjusting techniques, Nimmo trigger point therapy, in addition to his regular doctoral program. Nutrition and biochemistry were incorporated into his practice concepts, especially after visiting the Standard Process Company in Wisconsin, while still a 2nd year Chiropractic student. After graduation, Dr. Lew wanted to practice in a warm climate, and finally wound up in Miami, after short terms of practice in Gainesville, FL and in Inverness, FL.
In 1984, he visited China and Japan to further his study of acupuncture and holistic practice. Many years were devoted to nutritional courses and physical medicine techniques, such as active release technique, homeopathy and naturopathic principles and procedures. Since Dr. Arrandt is a phlebotomist, he has always obtained blood samples from his patients, helping him find biochemical imbalances, and correct them utilizing a "natural" approach.
Currently, his practice could be generally considered a functional medicine type practice, as stool, saliva, urine, blood and hair samples are regularly obtained to assess a patient's unique biochemical profile, before a corrective course of action is recommended. Recommendations might include detoxification procedures, dietary modification based upon blood type, food intolerance/sensitivity testing, nutritional supplementation targeted to achieve optimal neurotransmitter levels, and/or herbal, vitamin/mineral, homeopathic support to achieve or restore appropriate physiologic adaptive response. This is a good definition of health.
Of course, physical recommendations might be made as well. These could include spinal, extremity and cranial adjustive procedures, soft tissue techniques, physiotherapeutic modalities such as cold laser, interferential current, ultrasound combined with galvanic currents, ST8 lymphatic drainage techniques, motorized intersegmental spinal traction, heel lifts, customized orthotics for spinal and pelvic stability, and exercise recommendations for at home rehabilitation
Dr. Arrandt is studying Pain Neutralization Technique (PNT) at this time, and will soon become a Certified Gluten Practitioner. He is currently certified in 3 separate cranial techniques, NeuroCranial Restructuring (NCR), BioCranial System (BCT) and NCi (NeuroCranial Integration), and is highly sought after throughout the country, and the hemisphere, to perform these procedures on a full spectrum of patients.
It seems the fastest responders to these unique cranial procedures are people dealing with migraines and other types of headaches, chronic sinusitis, vertigo, nasal obstruction and sleep apnea, certain types of TMJ dysfunction and head trauma/post-concussion syndrome. Most all neurological conditions may be helped by these techniques, as well.
For more information regarding Dr. Arrandt and his practice, go to www.arrandt.com
Bring questions, hear natural solutions
Admission is $5 for guests, free for PATH members.
7:15 p.m. Caring/Sharing:
Dr. David Newman, PATH President
Come early, mingle with like-minded health seekers, network with holistic health professionals, check out the free health literature on our information table. Caring/Sharing health updates and Q&A facilitated by Dr. David Newman, PATH President.