SC Student Organizes Althernative Health Week

Southwestern College will host a free seminar titled “Naked Medicine: Exposing Your Body’s True Potential Through Alternative Therapies” Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, March 25, 26, and 27, in Richardson Auditorium in Christy Administration Building. 
While Southwestern College is providing the venue for the event, this seminar is intended to be informational rather than therapeutic, and does not imply Southwestern’s endorsement of the treatment methods. 
Dallas Leonard, a senior, is organizing the event.
“My vision for this seminar is to expose men and women of all ages to the alternatives in health care using speakers, visual aids, and a hands-on approach in understanding how the body functions as one system and what can be done to aid and improve it for a healthy, active lifestyle,” Leonard says.
The seminar begins Wednesday, March 25, at 9:30 a.m. with David Ramsey discussing injury prevention and secrets to improve athletic performance.  He is a certified adjunct therapist of Chiro+Plus Kinesiology (CPK).  He has worked closely with Sweden and Canada’s national teams as well as various Olympic athletes including Donovan Bailey, Deena Kastor, Shana Williams, and Charlie Gruber.
Ramsey is the head coach of the Brocaw Blazers Cross Country and Track teams in Olathe.  He hosts two running camps and is AAU Region VIII director of all aspects of track and field and cross-country for a six-state region.
At 11 a.m. Tyson Detwiler will provide nutrition, vitamin, and supplement information and tips to enhance overall health.
There will be one seminar on Thursday, March 26, beginning at 2 p.m.  Qizhi Gao, founder of the Kansas College of Chinese Medicine, will share his expertise in acupuncture and oriental medicine.  He has practiced traditional Chinese medicine for 26 years and has more than 30 years experience as a Quigong practitioner and instructor.  Gao holds the highest degree possible for Chinese medicine in the United States.
On Friday, March 27, at 9:30 a.m. Tracie Gordon will hold a massage therapy seminar.  She will explain the benefits of basic massage and reflexology, and their ability to alleviate pain and expedite recovery.
At 11 a.m. Milton Dowty, founder of CPK, will present his expertise in chiropractic kinesiology and his ability to find body dysfunctions through muscle testing.  Dowty is the president of CPK Association USA Inc. as well as president of the Wichita Kinesiology Group. 
There is no admission charge to attend. The doors will open 30 minutes before each seminar.  For more information, contact Leonard at (785) 562-8260 or email

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