Practical use and scientific properties of emu oil to be discussed

(EMAILWIRE.COM, July 03, 2008 ) Harrisburg, PA – As a part of their mandate to educate the public, the American Emu Association (AEA) is sponsoring an Emu Oil Seminar for Medical Professionals on Saturday, July 19th at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg East, Harrisburg, PA. The seminar will run from 1:00 PM through 5:00 PM. Area medical professionals are invited to attend. The Emu Oil Seminar is being held in conjunction with the annual American Emu Association National Convention, hosted this year by the Pennsylvania Emu Farmers Association (PEFA). “We continue to see growth in the use of emu oil by medical professionals,” stated PEFA president I. Michael Eppley. “We are delighted to be able to host this event which allows first-hand sharing of emu oil experiences among health care providers.”

Dori Luneski, RN, NP will speak on Natural Healing with Emu Oil. Luneski is the director of the H. M. Wellness Center, Ijamsville, Maryland. A wellness practitioner for 11 years, she has over 40 years experience in the medical industry, including 6 years as a psychiatric nurse and 6 years as a rehabilitation nurse. Her fourth book, The Power to Heal has been endorsed by Dr. Earl Mindell, author of The Vitamin Bible, with a foreword by Dr. Matt Silver M.D.

Alan Greenberg, M.D. will speak on Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Emu Oil. Dr. Greenberg received his Doctorate at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1961 and practiced medicine for over 37 years, including 25 years in Neurology and Psychiatry. He is currently the CEO of Science Formulas, Inc., Jarrettsville, MD.

Robert Winston, M.D. will speak on “The Use of Emu Oil to Carry Antibiotics into Wounds”. Dr. Winston is a board certified internal medicine practitioner in Jackson, Tennessee, and has practiced medicine for over 25 years. He enjoys staff privileges at Regional Hospital of Jackson, Jackson-Madison County General Hospital and Meharry Medical College Department of Continuing Education. Dr. Winston states that his use of emu oil has shown promise. “I have treated several diabetic wounds with antibiotics using emu oil as a transport from the outside in, the doctor said. The results have been amazing.” Winston went on to say that he has seen 100% positive results in treatment of diabetic ulcers when emu oil is incorporated into the treatment protocol.

Leigh Hopkins, Pharm.D. will speak on “The Scientific Basis of Emu Oil”. Dr. Hopkins is President of Skin Sciences and Vice President of Renu Labs, based in Pennsylvania. A former Clinical Pharmacist at Thomas Jefferson University and Clinical Professor of Pharmacy at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, Dr. Hopkins has worked on several emu oil studies and in the formulation of emu oil based products. He has degrees in biochemistry as well as a doctorate in pharmacy. Dr. Hopkins will discuss the biochemistry of aging skin and the use of emu oil as a transdermal carrier of nutrients into the skin.

William Code, MD will speak on Emu Oil Use in Medical Care, Research, & Emu Industry in Canada.Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1996, Code was forced to retire from his busy practice in Anesthesia and Pain Management. Suffering from a debilitating state of fatigue, cognitive challenges, declining mobility, muscle spasms and nerve pain problems, he determined to find a solution. After exhaustive research he and his wife, Denise, a Registered Dietitian with a Master of Science in Nutrition, turned to integrative medicine. The results changed his life. His recovery journey is outlined in three books published in 2000, 2005 and 2007. The most recent book Winning the Pain Game outlines a roadmap to reducing chronic pain through nutritional choices.

The American Emu Association is a non-profit organization that represents the emu industry, an alternative agricultural industry, dominated by the small farmer, who is devoted to humane and environmentally positive practices that will produce beneficial products for society.

Founded in 1989, The American Emu Association is a non-profit trade association representing breeders, producers and marketers of emu meat, oil and other emu co-products. The emu industry is an alternative agricultural industry, dominated by the small farmer, who is devoted to humane and environmentally positive practices that will produce beneficial products for society. For more information about the American Emu Association (AEA) or the emu industry visit http://www.aea-emu.org or call 541-332-0675.