Institute for Integrative Medicine Newsletter
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           JUNE 2016                     

Choose to be a chooser!
Greetings & Notes from KIM EVANS - JUNE 2016
Welcome to June!  Hurrah!  Summer is here!  Aren't you enjoying the longer, warmer days?  We live in such a beautiful part of the country!  I so love outdoor activities in the summer - going to the lake, tennis, biking, walking and working out with my trainer outside!  This morning as I was working out with my trainer, we saw a deer walking through my yard.  A beautiful sign of all the life around us!

Our theme this month is Beggars can't be choosers - so Be a Chooser!  These words are quite powerful.  Just saying these words can help you transform unforeseen circumstances from a fearful, victim-consciousness attitude to one of empowerment and confidence to handle whatever is in front of you.  Watch our Health Tip Video and listen to Melanie's story.  She had a back injury from years of lifting patients in her nursing career.  She chose powerfully to find a way to transcend and heal the pain!  She is our practitioner of the month - Melanie Tinsley!  If you've never participated in one of her Yamuna classes, Be a Chooser and join her class!  Melanie is offering a Complimentary "Welcome to Yamuna!" class on Saturday, June 11th from 10 AM to 12 Noon... call her now to reserve your spot... 502.419.6170.  You'll be so glad you did!

So this month, focus on how you can
Be a Chooser - perhaps it's time to restart or recommit to your daily exercise program, your prayer or meditation time or your healthy nutrition program.  All the farmers markets are returning.  Take advantage of healthy food grown locally!  This benefits you and our local farmers!

We hope to see you during this warm and wonderful month of June!

Kim Evans

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."

                                                              ~ Mahatma Ghandi

This month at IIM - JUNE 2016            IIM Website Link: CLICK HERE

Need your LABS checked?

Wednesdays:  June 8, 22 & July 13, 27
 & Carotid-IMT  
Next Quarterly Opportunity:  Wednesday, August 17th


What we're reading this month:
Catastrophic Care - Why Everything We Think We Know About Health Care is Wrong by David Goldhill

~ This is a phenomenal book.  He has the answers on how we can create a financially solvent health care system that works for everyone!  The current system cannot be sustained financially.  Health Care costs are the biggest reason for bankruptcy in America.  If our healthcare system was the best in the world, we might be able to justify it.  But the reality is that we rank 37th out of the top 40 Industrialized Nations in healthcare outcomes.  Not only is our system expensive, our outcomes leave a lot to be desired!  ~ Kim


"Be miserable.  Or moviate yourself.  Whatever has to be done, its always your choice."

                                                              ~ Wayne Dyer


Health Tip:
Beggars can't be choosers ~
so Be a Chooser!

Welcome to June - Our theme this month is "Beggars can't be choosers ~ so be a chooser!".
Of course things are going to happen in life - But we don't have to be a victim.  We can recognize that the Universe always has our back.  We can choose to align with Divine Guidance and allow things to unfold.  You always have a choice so choose powerfully.  I'm here today with my colleague, Melanie Tinsley, who is going to tell us more about choosing powerfully for the highest good.

Melanie:  As a nurse I had my first back injury in 2007.  After surgery, I was still in pain and had difficulty walking.  I knew this was not the life God wanted for me.  I made a choice to explore other modalities.  I was guided through my Yoga instructor to Yamuna.  After 45 minutes in my first class, I had comfort and range of motion I hadn't felt in over a year.  I knew then I had found hope.  I made the choice to explore the work further and even became a Yamuna instructor.

Kim:  Thank you Melanie!  That is an amazing story and a great example of choosing powerfully.  Be a chooser!  If you need help choosing powerfully to create your health of mind, body and Spirit, give us a call.

~Kim Evans

     Institute for Integrative Medicine ~ 502.253.4554 ~

IIM Practitioner of the Month

Melanie Tinsley, RN - Certified Yamuna Body Rolling Instructor
Yamuna body*ology
Realign and start healing today!


Meet Melanie Tinsley & Yamuna Body Rolling...

Repair, realign & release your body with smart bodywork...When you experience constant pain, your sense of wellbeing, your ability to focus, and your hope start to fade.  Get your life back by realigning your bones, stimulating bone-tendon connection, and diminishing chronic issues like scoliosis, TMJ, back pain, and more...  Discover a logical, human approach to healing.  Yamuna Body Rolling works with your body to empower itself by stimulating deep into muscles and restoring proper bone alignment and tendon function.  Why wait on something this important?  Realign and start healing today!

About Melanie:  Melanie Tinsley has been providing the highest quality nursing care for over 25 years, mostly focused in the Intensive Care Unit.  After experiencing a physical trauma and chronic back pain, she fell in love with the healing power of Yamuna Body Rolling.  She was one of Louisville's first Certified Yamuna Body Rolling Instructors, and she is uniquely trained to help individuals deal with the bone-tendon issues that diminish daily quality of life.

What happens during a Yamuna session?  Melanie will help you realign your body, work into your muscle-tendon connections, and work toward eliminating pain in a class or one-on-one session.  The practice of Yamuna is a great way to begin listening to your body.  It is a stress free way to start positive dialog between your mind and your body, increasing your body awareness.  Using specially designed Yamuna balls you can find relief from pain... and the hope and possibility of healing while lessening the wear and tear on the body and promoting sustainability. Give Melanie a call!

            Melanie Tinsley - Yamuna Body Rolling - "Repair, Realign & Release"  502.419.6170
                            Join me for my Complimentary "Welcome to Yamuna!" class at IIM
                                     June 11 - 10 AM-12 Noon - Call to reserve your spot!



"Keep choosing happiness daily and happiness will keep choosing you back."

                                                              ~ Fawn Weaver

 I've Got Your Back ~ June * 2016

This year has been an extremely difficult time for allergy sufferers! 
A new patient contacted me in early March (admittedly out of desperation!) because the antihistamines and inhalers he was using for his asthma and allergy symptoms were not helping.  He plays doubles tennis and would frequently have to stop to catch his breath during his matches.  He started taking D-hist (made by Orthomolecular), which is a natural anti-histamine. The formula includes Quercitin, Vitamin C, Bromelain, N-Acetyl Cysteine and Stinging Nettles.  This powerful combination works wonders to prevent hay fever symptoms and promote healthy sinuses.  I also suggested that he use the Ultra Flora Immune Booster Probiotic.  This probiotic helps support nasal, sinus, and respiratory health.

What a difference these products made for him!  All of his tennis buddies have noticed the stark change in his breathing and stamina with his tennis.  It's a great combination!

Thanks to each of you who are joining in our on-going challenge to be able to say "I've Got Your Back..."  If you have a story that you would like to share, please send it to me.  ~ Kim Evans

"But life inevitably throws us curve balls, unexpected circumstances that remind us to expect the unexpected.  I've come to understand these curve balls are the beautiful unfolding of both karma and current."  

                                                              ~ Carrie Otis


                 food for thought...
      Wonderful Wednesday Luncheons
    Wednesday, June 8th  11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
            " When we move better, we feel better, and we think better!"

                                          Guest speaker:  Dorothy Henning, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner 
Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center

Join us for this month's luncheon that will provide insight, motivation, and guidance to meet and overcome obstacles in everyday life:  When we move better, we feel better, and we think better!
Neuroplasticity is the potential for the brain to change and heal at all ages.  The implications this has on learning, especially after an injury or a neurological disorder such as MS, Parkinson's or Stroke, are potentially without limit.

Dorothy Henning, GCFP, will present about the Feldenkrais Method and how it taps into this potential helping us to develop our ability to become aware of our movement and ourselves, because when we move better, we feel better, and we think better!

"Please join me... I'm so excited to share this marvelous information about healing." ~ Dorothy Henning, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner

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  Marshall Women's Health & Education Center, Medical Plaza 3, Norton Healthcare St. Matthews, 4123 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 108, 1B, Louisville, KY  40211
Free parking:  East Parking Garage, Entrance #4 or free valet @ entrance to Medical Plaza 3.

Register Now! Reserve your seat: 
502.629.1234 or online -
SAVE THE DATE! ~ Complimentary Class ~ Welcome to Yamuna! ~ June 11th

Yamuna Body Rolling

with Melanie Tinsley,
RN, BS, Certified Yamuna Instructor

Join Melanie for this special, complimentary Saturday class... 

Saturday June 11 ~ 10:00 AM-12:00 PM  ~ call now & reserve your spot!

Yamuna Body Rolling:  Discover a logical, human approach to healing.  Yamuna Body Rolling works with your body to empower it to heal itself by stimulating deep into muscles and restoring proper bone alignment and tendon function.  Melanie will help you realign your body, work into your muscle-tendon connections, and work toward eliminating pain.  Realign & start healing today!

The practice of Yamuna is a great way to begin listening to your body.  It is a stress free way to start positive dialog between your mind and your body, increasing your body awareness and sustainability.  Using specially designed Yamuna balls you can find relief from pain...
and the hope and possibility of healing while lessening the wear and tear on the body and promoting sustainability.  Learn more about Yamuna:

Join Melanie for Welcome to Yamuna Saturday! - Yamuna® Body Rolling

Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Cost: Complimentary Class - Call ahead to reserve your spot!
Contact:   Melanie Tinsley  502.419.6170
SAVE THE DATE! ~ JUNE 18th & 19th, 2016

Join Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy ~ sponsoring
presented by The Institute of Spiritual Healing & Aromatherapy
Two June Workshops:  
Introduction to Healing Ministry (HTSM 101)
Saturday, June 18th, 2016  8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Introduction to Judeo-Christian Anointing (HTSM 102)
Sunday, June 19th, 2016  8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Join Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy, The Transformation Institute - Holistic Life Healer,
as she sponsors The Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry Program (HTSM).  This is an educational program dedicated to offering classes in the the energetic therapy modality of Healing Touch (HT) as well as providing support for Healing Touch students, practitioners and instructors.  The Healing Touch Program curriculum and teaching materials enhance the students learning experience and insure a consistent, informed and complete education in Healing Touch.  Our program teaches the sacred healing art that flows from the love and compassion we have for one another.  Our philosophy of caring forms the basis of our teaching - we are all instruments for the healing energies of God.  We promote the art of healing as well as the art of spiritual presence practiced by all those in a healing ministry/practice.

June 18:   Intoduction to Healing Ministry (
HTSM 101)   This one day course details the history of healing in Christianity with the opportunity to experience the laying-on of hands.  It presents related scriptures for healing work; history of healing in the Judeo-Christian path; role of centering and intention in healing work for centering and connecting to God.
June 19:  Introduction to Judeo-Christian Anointing
(HTSM 102)   This one day course incorporates related Biblical scriptures for the use of essential oils for healing and wholeness; Christian rituals and traditions of anointing through history; how essential oils are healing for body/mind/soul; principles and practice of the laying on of hands with anointing and blessing of the senses.

Course Instructor:  Pat Springer is a holistic nurse healer specialized in critical care, pediatrics, cardiology, and emergency room.  She holds certifications in Healing Touch as a practitioner from the Healing Touch Program, as a practitioner and instructor in the Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry program, and as a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist from the NAHA approved school taught by Rafael d'Angelo in Aurora, CO.  She maintains a private practice in which energy healing, prayer and anointing with oils is an integral part of care.  Professional memberships include:  Alliance for International Aromatherapy, National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy and American Holistic Nurses Association.

What is the Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry Program?   The Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry program is an energy based therapeutic approach to health and healing built upon a Christian philosophy of caring.  It integrates prayer, hands-on (energetic) healing and anointing with healing oils.  We offer a program that is multi-level based in the Judeo-Christian scriptures.  Students may apply for a national certification at the completion of all of the coursework.  Designed within the nursing profession, Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry has a spiritual focus that uses touch to promote physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and healing.  The program is open to everyone.  
Who can benefit in taking a class? 
Registered nurses in parish nursing, ministers in parish and pastoral ministries, chaplains and nurses in hospitals, nursing homes and hospices, massage therapists, counselors, and the lay community seeking to explore a healing ministry involving the laying on of hands.  
The Institute of Spiritual Healing & Aromatherapy is a co-provider of nursing continuing education with the Healing Touch Program (HTP).  Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry Program Benefits:  CE's for Nurses and Massage Therapists available through the California Board of Registered Nursing.  Become an HTSM Certified Practitioner - Establish a credible healing presence in your community, church or institution.  Case manage clients in an on-going healing ministry - emphasizing prayer, energy healing and anointing.

Join Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy for Introductions to Healing Ministry & Judeo-Christian Anointing! 
Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Cost/CEU's:   $175/each course - $150/early bird registration (June 3rd!); Discounts for full-time students, seniors, repeating applicants.  CEU's Questions?  Contact Yvonne for details.
Contact:   Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy  502.664.0373
SAVE THE DATE! ~ JUNE 20th, 2016

Feldenkrais Playshop "Tip Top Ankles!"

with Dorothy Henning,
Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner
Monday, June 20th ~ 6:30-8:00 PM

                               Tip Top Ankles!
                                                         A Fedenkrais Playshop!
                                      Monday, June 20th 6:30-8:00 PM

Our ankles serve us every day!  They are at the "tip" of our legs and on the "top" of our feet!  They support us and adjust our alignment on uneven terrain such as grass, curbs and cobblestone.  They help us walk, run, kick a ball and dance!  In this Playshop we will explore with Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement how to help our ankles be in tip-top form, to be strong and mobile, to avoid a sprain!

Have you sprained your ankle in the past and it seems to be healed but it still bothers you or you still can't do everything you want?  Come explore how Feldenkrais can help you reclaim the movements you want!  Open to everybody!  Come discover how your ankles can be strong mobile players in your game of movement!  And due to the integrated relationship the ankles have with the knees and hips, it's good for them too!

Join Dorothy for Feldenkrais Playshop:  Tip Top Ankles!
& Regularly Scheduled Friday Morning Feldenkrais "Awareness Through Movement" Classes:
10:30-11:30 AM  Fridays - June 10, 17, 24

Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100,Louisville, KY  40243
Cost:  Tip Top Ankles:  $20 in advance / $25 at the door - space is limited, contact Dorothy & reserve your place. 
Contact:  502.240.7057 
SAVE THE DATE! ~ JUNE 25th, 2016

Usui/Holy Fire Reiki II Master
with ART (Advanced Reiki Training)
and Karuna Master Certification Series*

Facilitated by Rev. Patrice Joy Masterson, MA, Licensed Minister, Reiki Master Instructor, Certified Stress Management Instructor

Reiki Master:  Saturday, June 25th, 2016  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
*CEU Hours available: Nurses, OT & MT = 7.8 / PT CEU Hours = 7.0
Class is also available to the general public for certification
Make-up classes for Reiki Level I, II, & III are available for a late start
-discount for KHNA Members!

Usui Holy Fire Reiki is an upgraded energy technique for stress reduction and personal healing practiced in the early 1900's in Japan.  It is thought to be used in ancient Egypt and Tibet many centuries ago.  Its aim is to keep the body and mind healthy.  Karuna Reiki training and symbols included from Lemurian, Atlantean, Egyptian and Biblical times.  An overview of Vibrational History/Research in Medical Field and the use in hospitals is presented, as well as integrative tools of vibrational sound/breath/color, mindfulness and Universal Laws to open the flow of Reiki.  Information on gemstones, color and sound are included to raise your vibration level.

Reiki postures are presented for instilling calm and clarity and building self-love, self-recognition, forgiveness, communication, clarity and trust.  Reiki is also an effective way to release pain.  Participants will practice Holy Fire Reiki II, Karuna Reiki, Rainbow Reiki, Shaman Reiki and Huna Reiki.  They will receive the Heavenly Banquet Hall Process and the Three Oceans of Love Experiences to establish guidance from The Third Heaven and the Healing Fire Ignition to activate this energy in their hands.  The class will have Reiki techniques presented to aid pets and plants, enhance air/food/water purification and to increase benefits of Yoga, Tai Chi, meditations and affirmations.

Join Rev. Patrice Joy Masterson for Reiki Certification Series!
Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Cost/CEU's:   Reiki III:  $95 = incl. materials fee / $85 = KHNA   Reiki Master $160 = incl materials fee
Register/Contact:   Rev. Patrice Joy Masterson  937.631.5581


Would you like to bring greater wellness, increased performance and teamwork to your workplace?

Try Inspire Wellness
Corporate Wellness/Speaking Workshops/Lunch and Learns
Coming from a corporate background Kimberly May understands the busy professional and coaches them to gain greater clarity, fulfillment, peace of mind, focus and peak performance.  Schedule an interactive workshop or Lunch and Learn, or Wellness Series and inspire your team to reach new heights!

A few sample topics:
The Nuts & Bolts of Wellness         Working Well with Balance
                *  What's Stress Got to Do With It?     Working on the Change Game
                *  The Heart of Wellness:  The Amazing Healing Power of the Heart

A few companies that have worked with Inspire Wellness include:  Pikeville Medical, U of L, Kentucky Center for the Arts, Mercer, American Heart Association, Norton's Healthcare, Passport Health, Webster University, Metropolitan College, and Bellarmine.

"Kimberly is extremely professional, yet warm and approachable.  Our staff thoroughly enjoyed her presentation on how to reduce stress in our lives.  The interactive demonstration on HeartMath was an excellent visual reminder of how much we can be in control of our thoughts and our bodies." 
~ KY Center for the Arts

Bring Wellness to your Workplace!

Contact:  Kimberly May ~ Inspire Wellness
Wellness Coaching Specialist     
check out my blog:

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference."

                                            ~ Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken

JOIN IN! ~ The following classes and meetings are on-going and open to drop-ins!
                  If you choose an individual session or consultation, please call ahead!
Light Works Yoga
with founder Angie Megibben
, MEd., RYT-200
Light Works Yoga Studio classes ...
Looking for an intimate setting and personal attention?  A small group therapeutic Yoga experience?  You've found it!  Here at IIM, Angie Megibben strives to offer the personal touch... offering you the opportunity to develop core strength and flexibility, or to address the recovery of sports injury...Give Light Works Yoga a try... 
Core Strenthening * Restorative Yoga * Gentle Yoga * Spine Health. 
Also ~ small group classes or individual sessions for people living with Parkinson's or
Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia.

Tuesdays:  4:45-5:45 PM  Living with Parkinson's
Wednesdays:  9:00-10:0
0 AM Gentle Yoga/Spine Health
Thursdays:  6:00-7:00 PM  Restorative Yoga

JSJ (Jin Shin Jyutsu) *Individual Sessions!
Experience a gentle, hands-on therapeutic approach to re-harmonize the energies in the body.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays:  Individual Client Sessions available
~ call Angie for an appointment 502.321.0557

Tuesdays:  6:30-7:30 PM All Levels Yoga Class - with John Malloy
Open to everyone!
"I encourage you to step out of your noisy world and onto a yoga mat!"

Join Angie Megibben & John Malloy ~ Light Works Yoga at IIM
Location:  IIM - 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100,Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:  Angie Megibben 502.321.0557 Check this out:

Join Dr. Peter Buecker, Meditation MD

Stay tuned... to see what Dr. Pete is creating!
For the month of June, Dr. Pete will not be hosting his regularly scheduled
Wednesday Night Wellness Hour or Friday Evening Meditation...


Join Dr. Peter Buecker...
Location:   IIM 205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:   Peter Buecker, MD  502.689.1949

Holistic Health Coach, Nutrition Counseling, Massage Therapy, Healing Touch
Betty Greaver, RN - Healing Health Concepts
~ specializing in Touch, Health and Wellness

Appointments available in the month of JUNE!

*INTRODUCTORY SPECIAL:  Would you like to Experience Healing Touch?
Call Betty to learn about Healing Touch and why you should have a free session
Healing Touch is a non-invasive, relaxing bodywork.  Research shows that Healing Touch facilitates the relaxation response and can enhance the healing process.  Good for chronic back pain, headaches, recovery from anesthesia or other drugs, stimulating immune system and more.
Join Betty for a free Healing Touch Session at IIM
  IIM 205 Townespark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
Contact:   Betty Greaver  502.295.6251

"The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway."

                                                              ~ Michael Pollan

JIN OUR COMMUNITY ~ and beyond!

                    Register now ...
     Isha HATHA YOGA Surya Kriya

          Saturday & Sunday, June 4 & 5
                   8:30am-12:00 noon

Learn Surya Kriya, a potent 21-step yogic practice of tremendous antiquity, traditionally available to only a select few.  Surya Kriya enables you to move towards a space within yourself and around yourself where circumstances are not in any way intrusive or obstructing the process of life.

"Surya" means "Sun," and "Kriya" means "inner energy process."   Designed as a holistic process for health, wellness and inner wellbeing; Surya Kriya is a complete spiritual process by itself.  For ages 14 and above, no prior knowledge of yoga is required.

Benefits of Surya Kriya
* Balances the body, mind, and energies
* Helps alleviate arthritis, asthma, hypertension, migraines, and addictions
* Helps one become meditative and experience peacefulness and joy

"This is a great yoga practice for the mind, body and Spirit.".   ~ Kim Evans

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  Wingate Inn, 12301 Alliant Ct, Louisville, KY  40299
Cost:  $100

For more information, or to register: 

             Free and open to the public...
            Embracing the Community
                       Health Fair

           Saturday, June 25th 10 AM - 2 PM

Third Central United Christian Church

Improve your Health, Life, Mind, Body, Soul and Spirit!
Join us for Health Screenings, Chair Massages, Fitness Consultants, Food Sampling, Senior Resources, Blood Pressure Screening, HIV Testing... There will be give-aways & demonstrations, as well as intercessory prayer.

"We had such a fun time last year... you'll want to join in this year!  This Health Fair is free and open to the public."  ~ Rev. Yvonne D. McCoy

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  Third Central United Christian Church, 3900 West Broadway, Louisville, KY  40211
Contact us for more information: 

Molly Yunker, Certified BodyTalk Practitioner     offers...
          Complementary Mind-Body Energy Therapies
       results include less stress, anxiety, reduced pain,
                           and better relationships

      *Centering Healing Circle - June 18 & 19
  *Direct Your Life Series - June 11, 18 & July 2, 9

Your Guide:  Mollie Yunker - Informed by The BodyTalk System, Mollie will help you cultivate health, happiness, and the peace that comes from knowing and trusting your Self.
Offering Individual & Group sessions * Workshops * Public Presentations * Conference Speaker * Custom retreats and care in your home

Centering Healing Circle:  Center with guided meditations, healing, and wisdom.
Love donations: $15

Direct Your Life Series:  Direct the course of your life by attending these interactive healing workshops and acting on the advice of psychologist Carl Jung: "Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate."
Series of four workshops: $144

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Contact Mollie Yunker for more information:  502.550.2719 
Facebook:  BodyTalkWorks


Let us know if we may help you "Choose to be a Chooser!"
~ The Team at IIM

Kim Evans and the Practitioners at IIM
Institute for Integrative Medicine
205 Townepark Circle, Suite 100, Louisville, KY  40243
502.253.4554  or

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