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November 2018

Learn how to have Healthy Bones

November 10, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Dominican Rehab, 610 Frederick Street
Santa Cruz, CA United States
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Thanks to the modern miracle of Western medicine there are imaging tests that allow us to see the bones and assess if a person has osteoporosis. And thanks to the holistic methods of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), there are many potent tools to help us build healthy bones   .  Osteoporosis makes the body more vulnerable to bone fractures because of the poor bone structure. It is better to address this sooner rather than later! If you have been diagnosed…

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December 2018

Winter Healing Circle: a Restorative Afternoon

December 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pacific Cultural Center, 1307 Seabright Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062 United States
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$25 – $40

The ancient Chinese believed that human beings should live in harmony with the seasonal changes that Mother Nature goes through. The darkness of winter and cooler weather encourages us to slow down a bit. This is the time of year to replenish our energy and conserve our strength. Many are feeling the intensity of these times. Self care is so important to stay grounded and centered. Joyce Leonard, Reiki Master, and Marianne Benforado, L.Ac. are offering a restorative afternoon program…

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February 2019

A Holistic Approach to Back Pain

February 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Way of Life, 1220 41st Ave
Capitola , CA United States
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FREE

!!!Sorry to say that the EVENT has been cancelled - Way of Life has decided to discontinue their free Wellness Class series.!!!            A Holistic Approach to Pain Management As a licensed acupuncturist I would define a healthy person as an individual living in harmony with their environment and with their “Qi” flowing freely through the channels, full range of motion in the joints and is pain free. For many of us as we age, we may consider…

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March 2019

Spring Healing Circle

March 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pacific Cultural Center, 1307 Seabright Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062 United States
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$25 – $40

Mark your calendar for SUNDAY March 24th from 2 - 4   *****   Spring is in the air. We can feel our bodies wanting to move and dance; we can feel our minds starting to plan and create. The transition from the cocooning energies of Winter to the wild aliveness of Spring is best when taken with gentle pacing - especially when we are already stressed or run down. . Our culture tends to push us to hit the…

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May 2019

Lunafest

May 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rio Theater, 1205 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062 United States
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I am proud to be a sponsor for this wonderful event. Proceeds sponsor WomenCARE, one of my favorite local nonprofits that supports women with cancer. Buy your tickets early - it always sells out. You'll laugh. You'll cry. And you'll get informed. SEE YOU THERE!    

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October 2019

Feeling Great After 50: Dominican Hospital Fall Forum on Women’s Health

October 9, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hotel Paradox, 611 Ocean St
Santa Cruz, CA United States
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Stop by my table at Dominican's Fall Health Forum! The event will feature 6 speakers, presenting on bone health, hormones, sleep health, weight management, exercise and nutrition. It's FREE! Would love to see you there!!

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Healthy Bones: A Holistic Approach to Osteoporosis

October 26, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Dominican Rehab, 610 Frederick Street
Santa Cruz, CA United States
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$15

Thanks to the modern miracle of Western medicine there are imaging tests that allow us to see the bones and assess if a person has osteoporosis. And thanks to the holistic methods of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), there are many potent tools to help us build healthy bones.     If you have been diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis or have a family history, come learn about holistic approaches to Healthy Bones. Chinese medicine has five branches – acupuncture, herbs,…

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November 2019

Holistic Solutions for Acute or Chronic Back Pain

November 2, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Dominican Rehab, 610 Frederick Street
Santa Cruz, CA United States
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$15

Low back pain can be the result of many different things. Perhaps it is from overuse or muscle strain from an injury. It might involve muscles, ligaments, or discs that support the spine. Over time, an injury that has not been managed correctly may lead to an overall imbalance in the spine. This can lead to constant tension on the muscles, ligaments, bones, making the back more prone to injury or re-injury. Come to this class and learn ways to take…

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January 2020

Natural Ways to Boost Your Immunity

January 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Dominican Rehab, 610 Frederick Street
Santa Cruz, CA United States
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  Winter can be a challenge for your immune system, but it doesn’t need to be. If you get sick all the time or catch every cold that goes around, it would be worthwhile to assess your habits and environment and make some changes. Come learn some holistic strategies to boost your immunity. In this class you will learn about foods, herbs and other lifestyle choices and habits that will support your overall health.Most of us are out in the…

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April 2020

!!CANCELLED!! Healthy Bones: let’s talk about Osteoporosis

April 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

As of 3/13/2020 all PEP classes have been cancelled until further notice. If you were registered for my Aging Gracefully class (3/28/20) or Healthy Bones (4/4/20) they will be calling all students to arrange refunds. Or you can try to call them at 888.296.2972 to check in. **** If you have been diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis or have a family history, come learn about holistic approaches to Healthy Bones. Chinese medicine has five branches – acupuncture, herbs, movement such…

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