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Concern About Diabetes

Struggling with Blood Sugar, Insulin Resistance or Weight-Related Issues?

The U.S. Center for Disease Control now estimates that about half the U.S. population is now pre-diabetic, insulin resistant, obese or actually diabetic.

Why are so many Americans becoming Type 2 Diabetics? What is causing this?

And why is that most people fail when trying to address health problems relating to these conditions?

Functional Imbalances May Be the Problem

There are a number of reasons for the health crisis we’re facing, but for many it has to do with imbalances in how our bodies are functioning.

Among other chronic illnesses, functional imbalances can cause unhealthy fat-like substances to build up in your blood or tissue (lipids), insulin resistance and elevated blood sugar leading to diabetes.

Diabetes Is a “Silent Killer”

Diabetes is often referred to as the “Silent Killer” because, if you’re pre-diabetic or even have full onset diabetes, you can be feeling well and not have any symptoms and still be a victim of this challenging disease.

But There Is Good News

First, we can now quickly help you evaluate your overall functional health, without expensive and time-consuming functional lab testing.

And, second, if you’re having functional health problems, we have a proven program to help you restore healthy balance so your body can heal naturally.

The program is called “TRANSFORMATIONS®-360.” The easy first step involves a special symptoms questionnaire.

Begin by Learning Your WICO® Score

The first thing to do is complete our online WICO® Questionnaire to obtain your WICO® Score.

WICO® is like your FICO credit rating, but instead WICO® rates how well your body is functioning. This may provide insight as to why you are having blood sugar, insulin or diabetes issues.

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Looking at 15 functional health conditions, your overall Functional Health will be scored on a scale of 500 to 800, based on how many conditions are rated as mild, moderate or severe. A specially trained PMA licensed healthcare practitioner will help you evaluate your score and answer whatever questions you have.

We are encouraging all PMA subscribers who are struggling with blood sugar or insulin issues to complete the online WICO® Questionnaire.

Special Limited-Time Offer, Save 65%
Your WICO® Score and Consultation, Only $59.95

PMA has made special arrangements for you to obtain –

  • Your personal WICO® Score (a $75.00 value), plus —
  • A WICO® Score consultation with a trained PMA healthcare practitioner (a $100 value).

That’s a total value to you of $175.00 for just $59.95 – a 65% savings.

But you must act now to take advantage of the $115 savings. This is a limited special offer and may be withdrawn at any time.

Order Now!

By submitting the request form below, you will access the dedicated PayPal shopping cart that TRANSFORMATIONS has set up to manage this Special Offer. Note that you do not need a PayPal account. The shopping cart allows you to purchase by credit card.

After making your purchase, you will receive an email with an “access code” to use at the WICO Institute website to access the online WICO Questionnaire. After you have completed the online Questionnaire, you will be referred to a TRANSFORMATIONS certified practitioner for your personal private phone consultation.

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Individual & Family Resources

We’re All About Helping You!

PMA pre-qualifies and licenses spiritually-minded health professionals with diverse practice specialties who are committed to partnering with you and other PMA Health Network members in using biblically-sound means to achieve and maintain robust mental, physical and spiritual health.

As a member of PMA’s Health Network, you can be confident that we are continually searching for proven clinical tools and other state-of-the-art resources to address chronic health issues and help you achieve life-supporting mental, physical and spiritual balance, while also reducing and effectively managing health-related costs.

Health & Wellness Resources

Listed below are some of the primary health and wellness resources PMA offers you as a Health Network member. Items that are not linked to other pages in this website are currently in development, but will be available in the near future.

PMA’s Health Network
Join Now
Find a Licensed PMA practitioner

Health Savings and Special Offers
Liberty Medical Cost Sharing
Wellness Index Score (WICO) and Practitioner Consultation

Free Downloads
21 Secrets to Living a Diabetes-Free Life
Lessons from the Miracle Doctors
True Cellular Detox (2-page report)

Life and Health Education
Online Courses
Dr. Kelly Brogan – “Vital Mind Reset”
Dr. Joe Dispenza – “Making Your Mind Matter”
Dr. Bruce Lipton – “Biology of Belief”
Gregg Braden – “Wired to Thrive”
Healthcare Training
Functional Medicine Coaching Academy

PMA Marketplace
Bemer
CytoDetox
Fulvic Acid
Probionix
Ulimate Focus

Discount Lab Tests
Direct Labs

Ask Your PMA Practitioner
Nudge Coach
True Cellular Detox
VirtualClinic – Optimal Health Profile

Help Us Help You

Please feel free to Contact Us and let us know what specific health-related educational information, products and/or services  interest you. Our team will be happy to consider your request, investigate and determine if offering what you suggest to our PMA practitioners or lay members of our PMA Health Network is appropriate and valuable in advancing PMA’s mission.

Toxicity: A Major Health Challenge

Is Detox Really Important?

Weight loss resistance and hormone health-related problems are epidemic today. A potential root cause of these challenges is cellular inflammation caused by toxin build-up in your body.

Regular use of a proven detoxification protocol can help release and eliminate toxins that drive inflammation and disrupt normal functioning, allowing you to regain vibrant health.

Understanding Cellular Inflammation

Cellular inflammation is a key concept to understand, as it is the reason why so many people are not feeling well and unable to lose weight.

Membranes surrounding the cells in your body contain receptor sites that allow your cells to receive messages from your hormones and to act in response. These receptor sites also facilitate your cells communicating with one another.

Problems begin, however, when toxins cause inflammation of the cellular membrane and blunt these receptors, blocking proper communication. Your cells simply don’t get the messages from your hormones to accept needed insulin or to burn body fat.

And when your cells can’t communicate due to toxin-induced inflammation, not only don’t you feel well, the stage is set for chronic disease to occur.

Hormone Therapy is a Short-Term Fix

Many health practitioners today simply prescribe natural or synthetic hormones to help their clients feel better. But this is not a long-term solution. If it were, people taking the extra hormones would be lean, clear-minded and full of energy, with their health restored.

But pushing more hormones at inflamed cell membranes is similar to parents yelling at their kids. At first, they respond a little, but over time they listen less and less. In the same way, your cells eventually become less sensitive to greater and greater hormone doses. Bottom line, your cells are still not getting the right hormonal messages. And you are left STILL not feeling well and unable to lose weight, no matter how much you diet or exercise.

True Cellular Detox is the Key

The best solution for addressing these hormone communication problems lies in fixing the cell. The process starts by reducing toxic burden and decreasing inflammation throughout your body.

The True Cellular Detox™ program guides you step-by-step in decreasing cellular inflammation, while you learn the keys to effective cellular detox. Both are critically important to achieving hormone balance and lasting weight-loss.

Dr. Daniel Pompa, DC, D.PSc, has devoted his professional career to understanding how best to address systemic cellular inflammation and restore cellular health for proper functioning. He was driven to find effective answers to these widespread problems by reason of his own health crisis and that of his wife, Merily. He discovered they both had extreme toxic burdens that needed to be resolved.

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Click Here to watch a short video in which Dr. Pompa explains how the True Cellular Detox™ program works.

Click Here to download a Free Report that explains the True Cellular Detox™ program in detail.

 

 

Lower Your Healthcare Costs

Are You Ready to Take Charge of Your Healthcare?

healthcare-costs-2015There are millions of individuals and families who lead healthy lives and go for years without seeing a doctor, except for periodic wellness checkups. Yet every year, they spend more money than necessary on healthcare simply for peace of mind.

If this is your situation . . .

We Have Exciting News

Thousands of health-conscious people are now taking advantage of a different approach for managing their healthcare and complying with the government mandate to purchase health insurance.

Liberty Medical Cost Sharing

Liberty medical cost sharingThe specific program we’re referring to is called “medical cost sharing” by Liberty Direct, a cost-sharing program administered by Liberty HealthShare.

The Liberty Direct Medical Cost Sharing program involves joining a rapidly growing community of health-conscious Americans who practice longstanding faith-based principles of sharing each other’s healthcare costs.

This healthcare sharing program is not insurance. And it’s not an alternative to insurance. As noted, it’s a different approach altogether in paying for healthcare. In fact, by simply uniting health-conscious people who are willing to help each other, the Liberty program provides freedom from insurance and the common concerns related to it.

Importantly, Liberty Direct is a government approved medical cost sharing program that is exempt from the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) mandate to purchase health insurance. So, if you join Liberty Direct, you will not be subject to any IRS penalties for not carrying health insurance.

Get More Information

pma-affiliateThe PMA is delighted to affiliate with Liberty Direct and letting you know about this important opportunity to save substantially on your annual healthcare costs. Liberty serves a community of people who value and prioritize their health and who share a desire to help others do the same. This bold approach to paying for healthcare emphasizes spiritual principles of wellness, health, and prevention. It puts you back in control of your healthcare and supports your commitment to healthy living.

If you are generally healthy and leading a healthy lifestyle, chances are high you’ll be accepted as a member.

We will be providing more information about the benefits of medical cost sharing soon. Please check back here for the latest update.

Learn Your WICO® Score

WICO® – Your Personal Health Score

Medical science today recognizes the importance of regularly assessing and maintaining your “functional health” to support total vitality and well-being.

Functional health is premised on your ability to do the activities you want and need to do, without being hampered by illness, injury, pain or other adverse health conditions.

pma-affiliateThrough PMA’s affiliate partnering relationship with TRANSFORMATIONS, we can now quickly help you evaluate your overall functional health by completing the online WICO® Questionnaire, without expensive and time-consuming functional lab testing.

It’s Important to Know Your WICO® Score

Similar to the FICO® credit rating, your WICO® Score is an indication of your “Wellness Index”. Just like tracking your financial credit rating, health-conscious people are watching their WICO® Scores to restore and maintain vibrant health.

Looking at 15 functional health conditions, your overall functional health is scored on a scale of 500 to 800, based on how many conditions are rated as mild, moderate or severe. People with numerous moderate or severe health conditions have lower WICO® Scores.

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Low WICO® Scores are often associated with health problems that manifest in excess weight or obesity, sugar cravings, food intolerances, insulin resistance, pre-Diabetes or full-blown Diabetes.

Your WICO® Score is a Roadmap to Health

To protect your health and promote wellness, we are encouraging all PMA subscribers to complete the online WICO® Questionnaire.

Upon completing the Questionnaire, you will receive your personal WICO® Score Wellness Range indicating how many health indicators fall into each category.

You will know quickly if there are moderate or severe functional health imbalances you should address.

A PMA practitioner specially trained in the TRANSFORMATIONS®-360 program will help you interpret your score, understand exactly what the markers are measuring, answer your questions about imbalances that may be rated as moderate and severe, and explain what you can do right away to improve your health.

Special Limited-Time Offer, Save 65%

Your WICO® Score and Consultation, Only $59.95

PMA has made special arrangements for you to obtain:

  • Your personal WICO® Score (a $75.00 value), plus —
  • A WICO® Score consultation with a trained PMA healthcare practitioner (a $100 value).

That’s a total value to you of $175.00 for just $59.95 – a 65% savings.

But you must act now to take advantage of the $115 savings. This is a limited special offer and may be withdrawn at any time.

Order Now!

By submitting the request form below, you will access the dedicated PayPal shopping cart that TRANSFORMATIONS has set up to manage this Special Offer. Note that you do not need a PayPal account. The shopping cart allows you to purchase by credit card.

After making your purchase, you will receive an email with an “access code” to use at the WICO Institute website to access the online WICO Questionnaire. After you have completed the online Questionnaire, you will be referred to a TRANSFORMATIONS certified practitioner for your personal private phone consultation.

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Practitioner Newsletter, September 2017

We hope you enjoy our new practitioner newsletter. We’ll be including a variety of practitioner interviews, legal issues, marketing ideas, upcoming events, etc. Feel free to drop us a note with your feedback!

EDUCATION

Overcoming Adrenal Fatigue with Peter Osborne

Adrenal fatigue can cause severe sleep disruption, chronic pain, fatigue, exercise intolerance, water retention, weight gain, central adiposity, anxiety, heart palpitations, and much more.

Dr. Osborne discusses nutrition, sleep, exercise, diet change and emotional stress management necessary to restore proper adrenal function naturally. Read more


LEGAL ISSUES

Legal Issues Webinar

This recorded webinar is a “must watch” for PMA licensees to review information about the new 2017 Agreement for Wellness Services (AWS) and revised Administrative Rules and PMA Scope of Practice. Read more

 


GROW YOUR PRACTICE

How to get 60 Leads in 24 hours with a Landing Page and a LinkedIn Group

The cheapest and most sustainable (and repeatable) way to generate new business for your practice. Dmitry Dragilev explains exactly how to attract new prospects with a simple landing page and LinkedIn. Read more

 


SPECIAL OFFER

Add a Customized AWS to Your Website

The Agreement for Wellness Services (AWS) is widely misunderstood by PMA licensees, so this article is an attempt to clarify its purpose and proper use. Disclaimer: I am not an attorney — but I DO talk with licensees almost every day about the AWS.​ Read more

Put Your Agreement for Wellness Services Right on Your Website

The Agreement for Wellness Services (AWS) is widely misunderstood by PMA licensees, so this article is an attempt to clarify its purpose and proper use. Disclaimer: I am not an attorney — but I DO talk with licensees almost every day about the AWS.

The AWS is required for all clients

The PMA’s Administrative Rules, section 5.1 states ” Licensees shall provide services
to Clients only after Licensee and Client have executed an Agreement for Wellness Services (AWS). If Agreement is signed by the parties in person and not through the online PMA website database facility, Licensee shall retain a copy on file for a period of three (3) years after the date of last service provided to the Client.”

It is essential that you (a) enter into a signed PMA Practitioner-Client Agreement for Wellness Services (AWS) with each client and (b) obtain written acknowledgment that you have provided your clients with certain disclosures about your practice and qualifications in writing . . .  before providing services to them. (Read the AWS here.)

Entering the AWS and obtaining your clients’ written acknowledgment that you have provided your Practice Disclosure information are critical elements in securing a safe legal path for your Pastoral Science & Medicine practice.

These documents establish your relationship with your client as one based on the right of Americans to enter into private contracts, as well as rights relating to intimate private membership and to pursuing healthcare of one’s choice based on ethical and religious convictions — rights granted by the U.S. Constitution and supported by numerous U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

The AWS must include a practice disclosure statement

Your practice disclosure statement must include your name, license number, full contact information as well as describing your education, training, and experience. This information all resides in our PMA database, and additionally is used in the PMA practitioner directory.

(To update your PMA records to reflect your education, training, and experience, go to https://pmai.us/practitioner-area/update-practice-data/ .)

You can have the AWS on your pastoral services website

To fulfill the requirement of having a signed AWS for every client, you can use the written form of the AWS, or use the online AWS on this website, or have your custom AWS on your own pastoral practice website.

There are several advantages of having the AWS on your pastoral website:

  • Save time.  All of your contact information and practice disclosure information is already embedded in the form on your website. All you need to do is tell your new client to fill in their own name and contact info.
  • It automatic. The signed AWS is sent via email to you, your client, and to the PMA.
  • Your new client joins the Health Network. The same form also automatically adds your new client’s name to the PMA Health Network. Membership is free!
  • Your client is happy. You’ve shown you care enough about your new clients to have spelled out your relationship to them. They are happy to understand this, and it makes you look more professional in their eyes.
  • Education for your new client. The AWS on your website comes with a few pages of PMA-approved content about Pastoral Science and Medicine.  This will help educate your new clients.

Get started now with your custom AWS

The price for adding the AWS and the pages of Pastoral Science & Medicine to your website is only $150. This is a one-time fee for setup. That’s it!

Fill out this form to let us know you’re interested, and we’ll call you within 1 business day to answer your questions.

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Don’t have a website? Have questions?

If you don’t have a website, you can have us create a mini-site for your custom AWS at the same price. Your mini-site will be at https://youpracticename.pmai.info.

If you have questions, just fill out the form and we’ll call you to answer your questions within 1 business day.

We like making it EASY for all of our licensed practitioners to use the Agreement for Wellness Services.

Legal Issues for PMA Practitioners

This webinar is a “must watch” for PMA licensees to review information about the new 2017 Agreement for Wellness Services (AWS) and revised Administrative Rules and PMA Scope of Practice. Note that the recording has been edited to include new content relating to PMA licensee professional responsibilities not covered in the original live presentation.  

In addition to viewing the webinar, please download and review the special Question & Answer summary titled, “Value of the PMA License, Legal Issues & Concerns.”

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PRESENTATION BY ATTORNEY DAVID GIBBS

[Below is an edited transcription of the presentation by attorney David Gibbs, included as part of the webinar. The full webinar provides much more detail and discussion of the points highlighted by David regarding the value of the PMA license and related legal issues.]

Hi, I’m attorney David Gibbs with the National Center for Life and Liberty. I want to share with you the goals we have for this session:

  1. We want to overview the new PMA agreement for wellness services, often referred to as the AWS.
  2. We’re going to discuss all of the diverse legal issues that are impacting your practice and what we want to do is let you accomplish your goals.

We want you to have maximum effectiveness but we’d like to see that done with minimal liability. We’re certainly honored to serve with the PMA and to help in these areas and we want to let you know if you have any questions the NCLL team is available to answer any concerns or thoughts that you may have.

The Agreement for Wellness Services defines your relationship with clients

First of all, as you look at the Agreement for Wellness Services, you can visit the PMA website and pull it up and you can navigate to it by looking online at the links that are being provided to you. As you make your way to it, you’ll notice that there are some specific provisions where the Agreement for Wellness Services is up on the screen now what the AWS does is define your relationship with your clients; these are the people that are coming in and you’re having the opportunity to minister, understanding the nature of that relationship begins with an understanding of pastoral science and medicine and the basis of your PMA license.

Pastoral science and medicine as we put in the slides is the term that’s used to describe the system of natural approaches. These are founded on spiritual principles to promote and improve physical, mental and spiritual health. That’s what your PMA license authorizes you to offer to your clients.

Now in promoting your services, we advise that clients of PMA practitioners achieve health improvements by making positive lifestyle changes and following other natural procedures that are scripturally sound, scientifically based and professionally administered, pursuant to acceptable standards of care.

The PMA scope of practice

The PS&M services you’re permitted to offer under your PMA license are and limited by what we call the PMA scope of practice. You’ll see there that all activities under your license need to be within eight categories:

  1. They need to be Scripture based.
  2. They must be within the documented education and training you possess.
  3. They need to only include safe natural substances and protocols.
  4. They must address one or more of the physical mental or spiritual aspects of health either directly or indirectly.
  5. They should not harm any individual or place anyone’s health or life at risk.
  6. They must have a basis in improving or restoring health and not be promoted, this is important or offered to diagnose cure or treat any illness or disease condition.
  7. They must not use or recommend the use of any machine, equipment, device, product, protocol, or otherwise that:
    1. violates any law or is considered unsafe;
    2. is contraindicated in view of the client’s health condition or prescription medications the client may be taking;
    3. has been negatively publicized by the press; or
    4. would bring governmental action against you as a licensee, or negative publicity to the Association.
  8. You must not recommend the discontinuance of any legal drugs or controlled substances that are prescribed by an appropriately licensed health care practitioner.

Obviously, you can refer people back to their medical doctor for that to be considered, but under your PMA license you should not be taking people off of their authorized prescriptions.

The basis of your PMA license and the protection it provides

In the United States, your PMA license is premised upon the First Amendment; and that’s in our Constitution as we know the Bill of Rights for the first ten amendments and it is under your religious freedom that the Congress cannot inhibit what we call the free exercise of religion.

Now there is some concern, some confusion. State medical boards will often say the PMA is not licensed in the state. This is a correct statement when the references to being recognized as a license to practice medicine. We are not authorizing doctors to provide medical care.

The PMA license does not authorize, or purport to authorize, the practice of medicine, chiropractic, or any health care profession that is a licensed or regulated by secular governmental authorities. However, states do not have the legal authority to recognize the PMA or to deny it.

Accordingly, the PMA is not bound or required to have any state acceptance authority or permission. It’s an ecclesiastical license which means under the First Amendment these can be issued by the organization but this constitutional freedom as you might imagine is not absolute. There are still legal tests as to whether you’ll be protected under the First Amendment.

It’s very fact specific what you’re doing and how you’re holding yourself out. For example, oftentimes the law will ask are you sincere? Is this really a religious belief or you just doing this to maybe do something that you would not otherwise be licensed to do? And some States can impose limits on spiritual practices if they deem it to be some type of risk to the public or to the consumers.

The PMA the licensing rules and regulations including the Agreement for Wellness Services are designed to help you solidify and protect your right to practice pastoral science and medicine free from government regulation or problem.

When offering your services, this is where certain things become very important and valuable:

  • separating your PMA practice not co-mingling it with a state license practice,
  • having a dedicated PMA website,
  • having a written practice disclosure,
  • providing all the required PMA explanations, disclosures and disclaimers in your advertising,
  • and specifically using the Agreement for Wellness Services with every client; thus, creating a legally binding agreement or contract that can be enforced.

In other words, your actions can support or undermine your constitutional rights. Your PMA license only gives you the baseline; the opportunity to succeed in this area.

The role of the Agreement for Wellness Services

Now let’s talk for a moment about the role of the Agreement for Wellness Services. It operates to clarify your relationship with your clients, among other things.

The agreement declares the parties’ beliefs in the right to seek health care of their choice, it establishes a private association relationship, it confirms the client’s understanding of the pastoral nature so they can’t say they were confused or didn’t understand, and it specifies the manner means by which client grievances and disputes will be resolved.

In short, the agreement confirms the private nature of your relationship with your clients and gives you additional constitutionally protected contractual rights.

All provisions of the AWS are important and helpful but you should note specifically your responsibility stated in paragraph 2: to provide your clients a written practice disclosure describing your education training and experiences in the services to be provided.

If you’re not a medical doctor, you certainly wouldn’t want someone to be confused and to think that you are, and so that written disclosure is important. The provision intentionally mirrors requirements of health freedom laws enacted in several states that allow practitioners of complementary and alternative medicine to practice without a license as long as certain conditions are met and disclosures are given to clients.

This is simply another legal angle that AWS integrates for your protection. We are helping you meet these required disclosures to protect your right.

You can now use the AWS page on PMA’s website and it’s listed there in the PowerPoint to facilitate signing the AWS with your clients through an exchange of emails. You can submit your and your client’s contact information through the form and then it will proceed forward with various confirmations. This is a very practical and handy tool that we would encourage you to check out.

How the PMA can promote you

Now for a moment let’s talk about how PMA wants to promote you and what it is. It’s an established ecclesiastical organization and it’s helping people who value and prioritize their health, who believe in the freedom of choice when it comes to health care, and who are seeking natural means for restoring health and promoting vitality and well-being for themselves and others.

To these ends the PMA does four things:

  • they license Minded health professionals
  • they promote the PMA licensee safety effectiveness and growth including the right to practice
  • they connect clients and PMA license practitioners
  • they provide diverse health care resources plus health savings for PMA Health Network subscribers.

PMA’s newly expanded mission is to focus on lifelong health and well being to help end the epidemic of chronic illness that we see gripping our nation.

Strategies are coming forward to enhance the licensee’s legal protections, to improve client clinical outcomes, and to help PMA practitioners grow their practices and reach more clients.

PMA licensees do not “examine,” “diagnose,” or “treat”

It’s important to note, and I want to stress this loudly, PMA licensees do not, and again I say do not practice medicine. More specifically, practitioners of pastoral science and medicine do not examine, diagnose, or treat.They don’t recommend or prescribe any drugs or medications. Instead, what they are doing is a completely natural approach founded upon spiritual principles for promoting and improving physical mental and spiritual health.

Join the PMA Health Network

We certainly encourage health-conscious people to join PMA’s Health Network and enjoy the rewards. You can partner with healthcare providers, you can monitor your wellness index, you learn how to get healthy and stay that way, lose weight, feel great, have more energy, stop and reverse the progression of chronic illness, set a positive example for family and friends, and you can save money.

This is huge in today’s world. By managing health care costs more effectively, you’ll have more money to spend on what’s important to you. And you can receive PMA’s health network news and gain the resources PMA gathers for Health Network members. Visit PMA’s website and you can learn how you can join.

Things that can get a practitioner in trouble

Now let me go through what we’ll call the trouble areas; things that can get a practitioner into trouble.

Failing to separate your pastoral practice. If you commingle your state-licensed operations and your pastoral practices you have now opened up your entire pastoral practice to state review. You simply cannot be co-mingling records or providing state-licensed services and pastoral counseling to a client in the same appointment.

To help promote separation, the PMA now has leased could be a help to you. You have really four basic choices:

  1. you can lease a customizable website
  2. you can have a stand-alone AWS “micro-site”
  3. you can engage PMA’s web developer to help you create a website
  4. you can create your own website

However, don’t use your secular website to promote your pastoral practice other than linking your PMA credential or logo to PMA’s website.

The inappropriate promotion of your pastoral practice. Making claims advertising that you’re diagnosing, treating, reversing, or healing diseases through protocols or supplements will catch the attention of regulatory boards. So will Referring your services as therapy or treatments.

Failing to include the PMA disclaimer and use the AWS. Now if a client says, “well I thought,” or “it was my understanding that you were a medical doctor,” something that you’re not; or failing to provide clients with a written practice disclosure that appropriately describes your education, your training and your experience and the services that you’re going to be providing.

Misconceptions about the PMA license. Please understand some people get a misconception about the PMA license. It’s wrong to think that the PMA license covers everything that you do. It covers YOU, the individual. It’s your license. It’s not every activity your office may do.

Believing that the PMA allows you to use certain equipment it does not.

A mistaken belief about when the PMA will provide legal services. The PMA will defend your right to practice under the license but you are responsible for your own defense of violation of state laws or regulations and you are responsible for your own defense of any client malpractice action.

Now at the National Center for Life and Liberty, we have programs where practitioners will join with us, and we provide legal services as general counsel. If that’s something that would be a help to you we’d certainly be glad to talk with you.

Failing to read the policies rules and regulations. I know it seems basic, it’s all online. It’s there for you, but so many folks don’t take the time to understand. They pass along here saying they don’t understand the rules, they don’t understand the importance of carrying malpractice or liability insurance. They exercise poor judgment as to referring clients to a more experienced practitioner or back to their own doctors. And this is important: if you have someone that you’re not able to successfully serve, it’s very important that you refer them to appropriate trained professionals. Or they violate the escrow policy which is the number one area we get complaints about at the PMA’s handling other people’s money.

Describing your practice or services inappropriately. Please note carefully, describing your practice or services in ways that mirror state regulated health care activities will catch attention and often times a board review. Using your position as a pastoral health counselor to influence client actions to benefit you personally, be very careful, you’re a person of trust you’re a counselor.

Be careful of business deals. It’s very important, that you recognize that business deals or other things can create problems for you because the other party the person that the client coming to see you is now not an equal negotiator. And dating or having sexual relations with clients — while not commenting on the morality of this — this is a horrible business practice.

Please understand that type of activity can often create huge liability on a civil side or even sometimes a criminal side. So be very careful when you’re engaging in any type of personal activity with clients. A best practice: stay professional, stay pastoral, and you’ll stay safe.


Thank you for watching and listening to this the licensing and legal issues webinar and we hope that you found this to be helpful. If you have any questions visit our NCLL website, ncll.org, or all of the resources that are on the PMA website. We want to make sure that you succeed and do everything you’re called to do.

Maximum outreach, maximum service. We want you to keep all of your goals but to do that with minimal liability.

Thank you for watching and thank you for listening.

Discount Lab Tests

Saving You Money

As a subscriber to our growing Health Network, the Pastoral Medical Association has made special arrangements to provide you access through your PMA practitioner to a wide variety of laboratory tests at deeply discounted prices, right in your own hometown. These are the same tests ordered by licensed physicians and other secular healthcare providers.

Preventing Illness

One of the best ways to prevent disease is to make sure you and your family members have comprehensive laboratory profiles completed annually. Getting tested puts your health in your hands.

Prevention and early detection of problems are a vital part of your health maintenance program! Importantly, a simple blood test could help save your life.

Health Recovery

Comprehensive laboratory testing is also a valuable tool in determining the root cause of symptoms of chronic illness and regaining your health.

What Testing Involves

When you have your blood tested, medical laboratory scientists and trained technicians perform complex chemical, biological, hematological, immunologic, microscopic and bacteriological tests, requiring significant analytical and independent judgment. They then analyze your test results and report them in writing. In recent years, there has been a marked growth in genetic and genomic testing that identifies the unique genetic profile of individuals and their chronic health conditions.

Today, more than 7 billion clinical lab tests are performed in the U.S. each year, providing valuable data for a relatively small cost.

How Test Results Are Used

Conventional medical physicians use a variety of laboratory tests, as well as genetic profiles, to confirm their diagnosis of disease and make treatment decisions, including what pharmaceutical drugs they may choose to prescribe to their patients.

In contrast, because Pastoral Science & Medicine is not concerned with diagnosing or treating or curing specific illness or disease, your PMA provider will review your test results with you to identify areas in which your body may have nutritional deficiencies and/or not be functioning at optimal level.

The goal is to discover what is causing you to feel poorly, and to restore balance through completely natural means to promote the ability of your body to resist disease and to repair and heal on its own.

How to Order Tests

You can now order tests yourself directly or your PMA practitioner will assist you in selecting the right tests and evaluating test results from the perspective of correcting imbalances and/or improving function.  Of course, to assure you get the most benefit from your test results, we recommend that you always seek professional consultation.

IT’S AS EASY AS 1-2-3

  1. Order by Phone or Online. Click here to view online the test(s) you are interested in and then call 800-908-0000 to place your order directly by phone. BE SURE to give the customer service representative this special PMA code: R-PMAI. Or you can simply register online and use the Direct Labs shopping cart, again using the special PMA code when paying for your order.
  2. Go to a Local Lab. Visit a local Quest Diagnostics lab convenient to your home or work to provide blood or other needed samples for testing. Click here to find a local clinic.
  3. Receive Your Test Results. Your test results will be sent to you by email, usually within 24-48 hours.

It’s really that simple and easy, plus you’ll save substantially on whatever tests you buy!

Natural Permanent Weight Loss

Losing Fat, Not Muscle, is the Key

But crash or starvation diets are useless and especially harmful since about 50 percent of the weight you lose is lean muscle.

Your muscles produce enzymes that burn fat. So it follows that when you have less muscle, you are producing fewer enzymes and you are reducing your “calorie burning engine”. In addition, when you are hungry for a long period of time, your body’s defenses against “starvation” begin to kick in.

In other words, in order to protect yourself from wasting away, your body will naturally slow down the metabolism in response to having less food, thus making it even more difficult to burn calories and shed body fat.

Starvation Diets are Not the Answer

In contrast, to be effective, a weight loss system must allow you to:

  • Eat Real Food NOT Meal Replacements, Shakes & Bars
  • Feel GREAT with NO Hunger & NO Cravings
  • Have GREAT Energy, Sleep & Mental State
  • Lose INCHES as You Lose FAT Not Muscle Mass
  • Learn Correct Food Habits to Avoid Unhealthy Ones
  • Correct Functional Imbalances to Maintain Success

Only TRANSFORMATIONS®-360 addresses the 5 critical weight-loss issues

TRANSFORMATIONS®-360 with its unique WICO® Score Wellness Range assessment is a proven and time-test program for losing weight naturally, safely and effectively, while correcting functional imbalances you may have.

Offered only by specially trained TRANSFORMATIONS®-360 clinicians, the program is designed to help you:

  • Lose Abdominal Fat
  • Learn Correct Food Habits
  • Lose Fat NOT Muscle Mass
  • Correct Unhealthy Imbalances
  • Feel GREAT – Achieve Goals

Begin by learning your WICO® Score

The first thing to do is complete our online WICO® Questionnaire to obtain your WICO® Score.

WICO® is like your FICO credit rating, but instead WICO® rates how well your body is functioning, and why you can’t lose weight or keep it off.

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Looking at 15 functional health conditions, your overall Functional Health will be scored on a scale of 500 to 800, based on how many conditions are rated as mild, moderate or severe. A specially trained PMA licensed healthcare practitioner will help you evaluate your score and answer whatever questions you have.

We are encouraging all PMA subscribers who are struggling with weight loss issues to complete the online WICO® Questionnaire.

Special Limited-Time Offer, Save 65%
Your WICO® Score and Consultation, Only $59.95

PMA has made special arrangements for you to obtain –

  • Your personal WICO® Score (a $75.00 value), plus —
  • A WICO® Score consultation with a trained PMA healthcare practitioner (a $100 value).

That’s a total value to you of $175.00 for just $59.95 – a 65% savings.

But you must act now to take advantage of the $115 savings. This is a limited special offer and may be withdrawn at any time.

Order Now!

By submitting the request form below, you will access the dedicated PayPal shopping cart that TRANSFORMATIONS has set up to manage this Special Offer. Note that you do not need a PayPal account. The shopping cart allows you to purchase by credit card.

After making your purchase, you will receive an email with an “access code” to use at the WICO Institute website to access the online WICO Questionnaire. After you have completed the online Questionnaire, you will be referred to a TRANSFORMATIONS certified practitioner for your personal private phone consultation.

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