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Avoiding Opioids: Integrative Pain Management Techniques

ABOUT:

Believe it or not, there are safe and effective pain management approaches that do not rely on medications or other more invasive procedures. Science-based approaches we will discuss are: acupuncture, chiropractic, cranial sacral and massage therapy, and energy work.

Additional details and location coming soon!


Cost:
$5 per person
$15 for all 4 sessions


PANELISTS:

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LAURIE ANGELL, LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST

Laurie is a Registered Sanitarian and has worked as a public health inspector. She is also a licensed massage therapist and continues to pursue studies in other fields, including stress management and more. An alum of Grand Valley State University, Laurie is a charter member and active volunteer with the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM) and is also a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She has practiced Transcendental Meditation (TM) for the past 20 years.


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LAURIE DEDECKER, RN, DEDECKER CONSULTING, LLC/WOODSEDGE HEALING

Laurie has been an RN for more than 30 years. She is also an energy therapy practitioner, trainer, healthcare contractor, researcher and medical writer/editor. She is a certified practitioner/trainer in the Healing in America method of energy therapy. Her healing practice includes adults, children and communities. She loves to help people reach their full potential in life through her healing and wellness practice, lecturing, writing, teaching and tribal healthcare. She has served on several nonprofit boards, and as part of her clinical focus she has participated in cancer genetics and public health on a local, state and national level.


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IRV MARCUS, NATIONALLY BOARD CERTIFIED ACUPUNCTURIST

2018 marks the 24th year for Irv as a Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturist serving multiple locations in West Michigan. Irv's goal is for individuals to be better informed about how to help themselves utilize the best of Eastern and Western modalities so they can choose wisely and have great confidence in their own healing ability. Irv is a graduate of Meiji College of Oriental Medicine in San Francisco, CA.


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CATHY TAIG, D.C., TAIG FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC

Dr. Cathy Taig has been serving West Michigan families as one of the area's top female chiropractors since 2002. Her practice has a special emphasis on helping pregnant moms and babies have safer birth experiences as well as reversing any adverse effects caused by birth trauma. She is a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and is certified in the Websters Technique. In 2009, she received the honor of best female chiropractor from Grand Rapids Magazine. Dr. Cathy currently practices with her husband Dr. Tim Taig at Taig Family Chiropractic in Cascade

Earlier Event: September 11
Principals of Integrative Health
Later Event: November 13
Parenting on the Spectrum