Avenues in Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Most of us would be surprised to hear that Western herbalism draws from both traditional systems of herbal medicine as well as contemporary evidence-based medicine to support and restore optimal health.
While there are many gifts of western medicine, it is not the only approach that can aid in overall health & well-being. In today’s Wellness Wednesday session, you will learn about several modalities that fall under Complementary & Alternative Medicine: Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture.
Come learn how these alternative, growing modalities are making inroads gently partnering patients to recover and nudge their body back to optimal function and empowering them to align with their own body’s innate wisdom & wellness. You will learn about these modalities, what health concerns can be addressed through this work, and how to find a competent practitioner.
See below for more information about the session presenters/practitioners.
Herbal Medicine: Donna Koczaja, M.S., RH (AHG)
Donna Koczaja is a Registered Herbalist at the Natural Care Center of the Maryland University of Integrative Health. She holds a Master of Science in Therapeutic Herbalism from MUIH, and has been practicing clinical herbalism since 2014. Learn more about Donna at www.greenhavenliving.com.
Acupuncture: Dr. S. Hunter Thompson, D.O.M., L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), NADA,
Dr. Thompson is a Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist, Certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, and Chinese Herbalist
Dr. Thompson has authored articles on acupuncture, history, philosophy, psychology, and energy healing. He is dedicated to learning and studying new ideas in wellness as well as acupuncture techniques and Chinese herbal therapy.
He earned his Doctor of Oriental Medicine degree from Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly Tai Sophia Institute) where he holds the position of adjunct faculty in the University’s Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program. His undergraduate degree is in psychology.
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