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WCSU Institute for Holistic Health Studies announces Wellness Wednesday workshops

DANBURY, CONN. — The Western Connecticut State University Institute for Holistic Health Studies (IHHS), within the Department of Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences (HPX), has renewed its focus on promoting the health and wellbeing of the community with the start of the spring semester by hosting a series of new “Wellness Wednesday Workshops” to take place on the Midtown campus beginning Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. 

The workshops, free of charge and open to the public, will be at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room 127 of White Hall on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury.

The series will include:

Feb. 14: “Health Myths – Busted!” with Dr. Kenneth Hoffman, medical director of Sophia Natural Health Center.

This talk will focus on “busting” the health myths that people have followed throughout the years as well as answering  questions, such as: “What are the best anti-inflammatory foods,” “How can I beat diabetes naturally” and “What is the best overall healthy diet to lose weight?” Learn the truth behind the health and wellness of your body, how food affects you and what you can do to live healthier.

 April 4: “The Medicinal Benefits of Tea” with Naturopathic Physicians Dr. Andrew Cummins and Dr. Mara Davidson.

Teas have many medicinal properties which support the human body by way in many ways. They can enhance the immune system, detoxify the body, stimulate the digestive process, and more. This presentation will also discuss the science behind teas and how functional lab testing has assessed the viable benefits of teas.

April 18: “An Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture” with Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Dr. Sarah Poulin.

Acupuncture is contained within Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), an ancient system of medicine.  Learn about the philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, how it is used, what TCM can be used to treat, and what to expect in a typical acupuncture treatment.

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