March 1998 in our Mailbox

Date: Sun, 1 Mar 1998 10:14:21

From: Jacqueline
Subject: USANA LEAN Team Program

I was looking through the internet to find out some information on diets and related topics. I came across this site and am interested in knowing more. I had been on an antidepressant drug for many years, I have lost my insurance (due to starting my own business) and now have had such a dramatic change in my body and appetite that it has me a bit frightened. Please, send me more information about your program.


Jacqueline Savage

Date: Tue, 03 Mar 1998 08:09:59
From: Master Miguel Nator
Organization: Serve the U.N.I.C.O.R.N. Fellowship, Inc. (S.U.F.I.)
Subject: Application for Winged Unicorn Meditation Technique

Dear Ricardo Serrano,

My name is Steven Martin. I am a volunteer worker at the Serve the U.N.I.C.O.R.N. Fellowship, Inc. I have been asked by our Beloved Founder and Teacher, Mang Mike Nator, to communicate with you regarding your application for the Winged Unicorn Meditation Technique.

It was mentioned in our website that the Winged Unicorn Meditation Technique is not suitable for everybody, therefore the need to pre-screen any and all applicants to determine their physical, emotional and mental capability to withstand the effects of the meditation.

Our Beloved Teacher has reviewed your application and has approved your request for the opportunity to learn the Winged Unicorn Meditation Technique.

As also mentioned in our website, the Winged Unicorn Meditation Technique requires the use of the Unicorn Third Eye Disk. The Unicorn Third Eye Disk is a device channeled for the specific purpose of calibrating the energies of your third eye and synchronizing them with those of another psychic eye (the fourth eye) in order to give the user fourth- and fifth-dimensional vision.

A copy of the Winged Unicorn Meditation Technique will be included with the Unicorn Third Eye Disk when we mail this to you.

Should you have any more questions regarding this, please feel free to email me, and I promise to get back to you as soon as possible.

Light, Love and Power,
Steven Martin

Date: Sat, 7 Mar 1998 18:37:40 EST

From: Rachel
Subject: NADA Acupuncture Detox Specialist Certification March Class

Hello Ricardo:

Please tell interested acupuncturists in your area that they need to directly contact the NW Institute of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Continuing Education Program for the NADA March class. They're sponsoring the class and taking care of all the registration. The school's phone number is (206) 633-2419.

Thanks for passing this information.


Rachel Diaz, NADA Trainer
Evergreen Addiction Treatment Center


Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 05:03:34
From: Mr. Mike C. Nator
Subject: S.U.F.I. Center

Dear Ricardo,

Hi! I got your email. You can form S.U.F.I. center there in B.C., Canada by just following the Constitution and By Laws of S.U.F.I. - I.S.I.S. My Secretary will send thru mail the copy of the said By Laws.

Best regards to you.

God Bless,
Mang Mike


From: Ricardo B. Serrano
To: Janet Stewart, Voice of the Province
Subject: bureaucracy in detox programs
Date: March 16, 1998 9:00 am

Hi Janet

I would like to address the bureaucracy in the detox programs of B.C.

Members of the B.C. Acupuncture Detox Committee have been educating the public for a long time regarding the cost-effectiveness and effectiveness of including acupuncture detox with our existing counselling and detox programs.

The acupuncturists who are acupuncture detox specialists have been waiting in vain for their inclusion with the detox programs. The Vancouver/Richmond Health Board has recognized the acupuncture detox committee for its work in educating the public about acupuncture detox, however, we haven't heard any concrete feedback from them regarding when they will use acupuncture in their detox programs.

The public wants acupuncture detox included with the existing alcohol and drug programs but the bureaucrats haven't noticed and haven't done anything about it.

Why dont they do something? What is the purpose of recognizing acupuncture if they are not going to acknowledge its role as a cost-effective and effective adjunct therapy in drug addiction with its disastrous effect in our economy which is bankrupting our country?

Isn't it time for the bureaucrats to walk their talk?

Thank you very much for your time.

Ricardo B. Serrano, DAc, MH, ADS
Acupuncture Detox Specialist


From: Janet Stewart, Voice of the Province
To: Ricardo B. Serrano
Subject: Re: bureaucracy in detox programs
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 16:41:00


Thank you for your interesting letter re: detox services and the increased role acupuncture detox specialists could play in such services. I made some calls and was informed detox issues are now administered through the new Children and Families Ministry (C&FM).

>In your view, is there a connection between the program's relocation and the current administrative nightmares in the C & F bureaucracy?

Ricardo's answer:In my view, there might be a connection because the present system (including the western medical approach) is outdated (archaic) and needs help and fresh ideas from alternative adjunct therapies recently recognized by the National Institutes of Health Office of Alternative Medicine. Please check my web site at for more information on National Institutes of Health's announcement last November 5, 1997. There is a saying "If the only tool you have is a hammer - you tend to treat the world like a nail."

>Could that situation in any way be responsible for the continued delay with the incorporation of acupuncture detox specialists into the detox programs?

Ricardo's answer: That situation and the medical orthodoxy. I had been informed through mail by the Mayor of North Vancouver, Don H. Bell, dated July 4, 1997, "We have been advised that the Provincial Alcohol and Drug Medical Advisor has concluded that acupuncture does not necessarily improve detox outcomes and therefore the ministry of Children and Families is not prepared to cover this service." This conclusion has been outdated since November 5, 1997 when the National Institutes of Health stated otherwise. Therefore as far as legitimacy of acupuncture in treating chemical dependency is concerned, the Ministry should be covering acupuncture services for chemical dependency based on the evidence and consensus statement of the National Institutes of Health on Acupuncture.

I am keeping your letter on file. A heads-up, the April 1, 1998's "Voice of the Province" program features Hon. Penny Priddy, now Minister of Health, formerly Minister of Children & Families. There is much to discuss that coming evening, but I will add your query to mix. I can't promise we will get to your question, but you've got me curious. Thank you for your correspondence. It's great to connect with "Voice of the Province" viewers.


Janet Stewart, Producer
"Voice of the Province"
Rogers Community TV


To: Lois Boone, Minister of Children and Families
From: Ricardo B. Serrano
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 10:34:00
Subject: filed a complaint to BC Ombudsman

Honourable Lois Boone
Minister of Children & Families
Victoria, B.C.

Dear Minister Lois Boone:

I would like to inform you that I filed a complaint to the BC Ombudsman for unfairness and economic reasons last week.

I had been appealing on the Alcohol and Drug medical Advisor's conclusion that acupuncture does not necessarily improve detox outcomes vs the National Institutes of Health consensus statement on acupuncture for close to six months without any response from your ministry.

I need to resolve or find a remedy regarding this issue through the BC Ombudman Office mainly because of economic reasons (I need a contract for income to live on).

I hope you understand my situation. Thank you very much.

Ricardo B. Serrano, DAc, MH, ADS
Acupuncture Detox Specialist

Prepared by Ricardo B. Serrano, DAc, MH, ADS
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