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How to Boost Immunity with Ayurveda and Yoga

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 05, 2021

by Instructor, Ann Wagoner

According to the ancients, there are many ways to boost immunity. By looking to the timeless wisdom of India in Ayurveda, the science of life, as well as to Yoga, we can find many simple practices to put in place. Yoga is much more than stretching, it is the union of the polarities of mind, body and consciousness that we can observe in the breath. In Ayurveda, the three pillars of health are: Food, Sleep and Self-Control. The food choices we make influence our health. We can let food to be our medicine. A healthy sleep routine promotes rest, rejuvenation and the removal of wastes from the body. Self-Control (Brahmacharya) is an aspect of health that is often overlooked.

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, institute for health professionals, Ayurveda, Yoga

Meet Your Instructor: Yashodhan “Yash” Khajanchee

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on January 29, 2021

Meet Your Instructor: Yashodhan “Yash” Khajanchee, M.B.B.S., MS, MCR
Yash Khajanchee was born in India, where he went to Medical School and completed his training in general surgery in 1996. In 1999, he was offered a research fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery at Legacy Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery in Portland, Oregon.

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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team, Clinical Research

Meet Your Instructor: Earnest Kim

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on December 11, 2020
Earnest Kim, Ph.D is an instructor in the Interpersonal Neurobiology program at the Institute for Health Professionals. He teaches Science of Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB).
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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team, Interpersonal Neurobiology

Understanding Herbalism in Ayurveda with KP Khalsa

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on December 10, 2020

KP Khalsa is one of North America's foremost experts on holistic medicine and Ayurveda, and he recently spoke with team members at Portland Community College's Integrative Healthcare program. His programming offers rigorous learning for those interested in a holistic approach to complement the use of herbs for treating bodies and minds.

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Topics: Healthcare, institute for health professionals

Benefits of the Fundamentals of Clinical Research Course

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on November 25, 2020

Kinjal Mistry was trained in pharmacy and pharmacology in India before moving to the United States in 2019. Mistry sought an affordable path to using her past training paired with a deep interest in research. She discovered an outlet for both passions with PCC's Clinical Research program. We recently sat down with her to learn more about her experience - you can learn more about her journey below! 

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, Clinical Research

No Behavior is Maladaptive

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on November 25, 2020

There is no such thing as maladaptive.

No. Behavior. Is. Maladaptive.

Sure, there are LOTS of behaviors that have pretty big negative consequences… for ourselves and others.

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Topics: Healthcare, Interpersonal Neurobiology

The Origins of the Clinical Research Program: Seeing a Need and Filling It

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on November 23, 2020

Developing new programs at Portland Community College's Institute for Health Professionals requires understanding the needs of Portland’s health industry. One particular area of the industry experiencing high turnover, expensive training, and a lack of qualified applicants: clinical researchers and clinical research assistants. The IHP team went to work and built its online clinical research program, offered during the spring. 

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Topics: Healthcare, Clinical Research

What to Expect from IHP Yoga Teacher Training Courses This Winter

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on November 19, 2020

The fall semester of 2020 has shown so many institutions of higher education the challenges of running courses during the current public health crisis. COVID-19 has forced some difficult decisions about in-person classes and has challenged schools to offer many virtual or hybrid options that might not have existed before. Portland Community College does everything we can in order to keep our students and our staff safe, hoping to maintain a sense of normalcy while also creating a positive and educational experience for all.

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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team

What Interpersonal Neurobiology Is and Why It's Important

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on November 05, 2020

Many of us who work in Portland Oregon's caring professions, from nursing to teaching to law to counseling, wish we understood more about how environmental factors and emotions are impacted by the physical features and chemical interactions of the brain. Whether your training took you in a more biological and chemistry direction, or a more psychological and sociological direction, wedding these disparate fields helps so many to explain and teach with their clients and students who want answers about why they feel the way they feel.

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Topics: Healthcare, Integrative Healthcare, Interpersonal Neurobiology

The Relationship Between Ayurveda and Yoga

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on September 17, 2020

Portland Community College's (PCC's) Ayurveda training course together with the Yoga Health Training Program can help you explore new meaningful realms in life and work. The courses are relevant whether you are (or want to become) a massage therapist, nurse, nurse practitioner, or nutritionist. These courses enhance the practices for homeopaths, naturopaths, chiropractors, and medical doctors. The subtle body knowledge covered is invaluable to acupuncturists, physician's assistants or medical assistants, craniosacral practitioners, fitness professionals, and to any practitioner who needs continuing education credits  (PACE) with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association or other accrediting organizations. By discovering correct perception in life and understanding the relationship between Ayurveda and Yoga, you can experience more relaxation, energy and calm in the midst of life’s storms.

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Topics: Healthcare, Ayurveda, Yoga

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