Bastyr individuals, improving the health and well being of the human community
The Bastyr approach to health integrates mind, body, spirit and nature. We reach out to the community around us - athletically, politically, educationally, nutritionally, both large and small in scale - to impact families, communities, entire populations. Maybe that's why our university president, Dr. Thomas Shepherd, calls Bastyr "a 'well' place to be, to work, to learn."
Here's what just a few of us are doing to make our community a 'well' place to live:
Acupuncture and Oriental medicine graduate travels to India.
Visiting various integrative medicine clinics and dispensaries throughout India, recent Bastyr grad Jasmine Patel practices advanced acupressure, Chinese herbal medicine and Tui Na with local doctors.
November 2001 - January 2002
External site clinics care for homeless youth.
Bastyr students work and train side by side with Bastyr faculty at various naturopathic and acupuncture clinics.
Acupuncture students study medicine in China.
The students learn advanced acupressure, herbal medicine and other forms of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practiced in Chinese hospitals.
September - November 2001
Bastyr team walks for AIDS fundraiser.
University faculty member and Northwest AIDS Walk team captain Kevin L. Conroy, ND, leads the Bastyr team to raise just over $1,100.
September 9, 2001
Acupuncture students establish new preceptor sites at Vietnamese hospitals.
The five students also practice and observe in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) hospitals and tour Chinese herbal gardens, pharmacies, dispensaries and rice fields.
June - July 2001
Natural health experts educate the community.
Bastyr University faculty and alumni speak to community organizations on topics like acupuncture, stress management, herbs and vitamins.
Natural health experts educate through the media.
Bastyr University faculty and alumni share health care expertise on the radio, TV and in print.
Bastyr dean competes in world's largest triathlon.
Just one among the triathlon's 4,560 participants, Bastyr's Jane Guiltinan, ND, runs, swims and bikes to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
August 19, 2001
Health care delegation tours Chinese hospitals.
Led by Bastyr president Dr. Thomas Shepherd, the group examines China's successful model of integrating complementary and alternative medicine with Western conventional medicine.
May 10-23, 2001
U.S. government consults Bastyr.
Former President Clinton appoints Bastyr's Dr. Pizzorno to the White House commission on complementary and alternative medicine policy.
December 11, 2000