Posted on Oct 04, 2019

Announcements 

  • Bourbon tasting is the theme of the next club social on Oct 18th.  5:30pm 
  • Deb Broughton, on behalf of the Auction Comm., is heading up the dessert dash. She is in Need of more desserts. Please sign up! The Gala and Auction is OCTOBER 26!!! 
 
Duda and RandLeo on piano
Rotary Youth Exchange Students Duda and Leo joined Tappin’ Rappin’ Rand in promoting the auction’s Mystery Purse (for the money tree) through dance and song. It was a cultural exchange of epic proportions. 
 
 
Mark Olsen with Bob Doane and Michele Doyle
Mark Olsen joined us again from the Sebastapol Sunrise Rotary Club in California, and brought THREE BOTTLES of wine for us to auction! Winners were Bob Doane, Michele Doyle, and auctioneer Todd Tidball. This brought in over $1200 for the Club Foundation! Thank you again, Mark! 
 

New Member Talk, John Ackenhusen

New Member Talk, John Ackenhusen
John Ackenhusen began his classification talk with a song about being a Rotarian. In 1977 John attained his PhD in blowing things up. John joined Bell Laboratories and worked in digital signal processing. John developed computer to run a mouse maze that was displayed at Epcot in 1982. He also helped with digital signal location of submarines. John is a fellow in IEEE. John joined Rotary Club of Ann Arbor in 1999 and quickly became the singing treasurer where he rapped his reports. The Universal Playground was launched during his presidential term, which he recently completed. His last video was of his marriage four years ago and recent move from Ann Arbor to Poulsbo. 
 

Chinese medicine - Bob Doane

Chinese medicine Bob Doane
Bob Doane’s health franchise has been written up by the Wall Street Journal as the fastest growing health organization. His primary role now is education of the acupuncturists who are working in his clinic. Although Bob doesn’t have a lot of time and talent to give to Rotary, he supports the club with his treasure.
 
Flow of blood is extremely important for a long an healthy life. The number one cause of death in the United States is cardiovascular disease. Right off the head of the aorta are coronary arteries that feed the heart. Unfortunately, the gold standard for finding coronary occlusions is an angiogram, which insurance companies typically do not cover unless the patient fails a treadmill test and/or has a pretty severe case of angina. Even in this case, a treadmill test can only register blood flow blockages of 70% of more. Because of this, many people are walking around with early-stage heart disease without realizing it. Occasionally symptoms may arise, including an uneasy feeling or sudden discomfort in the chest, which is fortunately short lived. If the patient tells their doctor, they will usually be given an EKG, which is pretty useless in spotting coronary blockages and will only tell the doctor if they have already had a heart attack or if they have some form of irregular heartbeat. At this point in time, cardiac testing is still being developed and is often unable to pick up heart disease in its earliest stages. The intention of Chinese Medicine is to catch these issues before they reach crisis stage, and restore normal function without the onset of severe symptoms.
 
Arterial sclerosis is when the walls of the arteries harden. In arterial sclerosis, there is a substance, Bob described it as sand, which exerts tremendous pressure in the arteries, which can cause high blood pressure. Glucose and other things can get in the way. LDL plaques can accumulate, and when they break off they can kill you. Reduction in blood flow can also contribute to congestive heart failure.
 
Pulse diagnosis used in Chinese medicine can detect the blockages in arteries. Sensitive fingers can detect spongy feeling (arterial When the heart isn’t fed properly, it can get flabby which eventually causes sclerosis) and restricted blood flow (other blockages). Anxiety and insomnia are indicators of heart disease in Chinese medicine. 
 
Treatment techniques used in Chinese medicine help to widen the coronary arteries, clean them out, and increase blood flow to the heart.