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Nature’s Answers to Allergy Symptoms

  • The Donnelly Center at Aquinas College 157 Woodward Lane Southeast Grand Rapids, MI, 49506 United States (map)


Allergies, and the subsequent suffering from the symptoms, are on the rise in today’s world, but alternative and more natural treatments to the traditional medications and shots are also available. Come hear about them from local expert, Barbara Meconis, RN, BS of Holistic Care Approach. Meconis, a holistic nurse consultant and health coach, specializes in NAET, a non-invasive, drug free, natural solution to alleviate allergies of all types and intensities. An audience Q&A will follow the presentation.   


Barbara Meconis, RN, BS

Holistic Nurse Consultant, Holistic Care Approach

Barbara is a holistic nurse consultant and health coach with experience including IV infusion, case management, quality improvement, and strategic planning. She has completed extensive course work in Healing Touch, energy healing, health coaching, aromatherapy, medical intuitive certification, allergy elimination, and auricular acupuncture. Barbara has served as adjunct faculty at area colleges and universities and is the principle owner of Holistic Care Approach in Grand Rapids.


Susan Woolner, CPXP

Susan is the neuroscience patient support coordinator at Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences in Grand Rapids. She provides support for patients, caregivers and families who have been impacted by a variety of neurological illnesses including dementia, Parkinson's disease, ALS, Stroke, MS and Epilepsy.

Support may include technology, assistive tools, educational programming, creative art therapy, support groups and peer mentors programs all of which help provide independence, emotional support, peer connection and quality of life for patients and families. Susan has been a pioneer in the creation and monitoring of secure online patient communities and the methodology that makes them successful. She recently was Certified as a Certified Patient Experience Professional and has a Mayo Clinic Social Media Fellowship and uses social media to connect with people and communities.