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Women Leading Wellness Conference to Educate on Mind, Body, Spirit Health

Jan 28, 2012 08:44PM

Six top women physicians and healthcare professionals from the Indian River community have again joined together to present the second annual Women Leading Wellness conference, the premier educational event on mind, body, spirit health on the Treasure Coast. Last year’s inaugural event was a huge success, selling out to 175 attendees. This year, Women Leading Wellness 2012 will take place at the Richardson Center at Indian River State College, Vero Beach, to accommodate the expanded offerings. The event will be held Saturday, February 18, from 9am-3pm.

The Women Leading Wellness non-profit group was formed to help women better understand that restoring and maintaining optimal health requires more than just taking pills. Medical studies have now proven that incorporating mind-body techniques like mindfulness, meditation, and yoga into a healthcare routine produces measurable benefits in reducing stress and improving overall health and wellbeing. Research has also shown that foods can influence gene expression, so understanding proper nutrition is more important than ever.

Event organizer and Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Angela King, AP, DOM, said, “The women of our community need a venue to come and learn this information they may not be getting in their regular doctor’s offices.” Dr. Melissa Dean adds, “Integrative Medicine is creating a paradigm shift in healthcare today. Patients receive the most individualized, complete care when they use western medicine alongside complementary therapies. Women Leading Wellness is the forum where local women can find the best integrative healthcare practitioners in our community.”

For the schedule of events and to purchase tickets, see www.womenleadingwellness.com. Tickets are $25 if purchased before February 10 or $35 at the door. Reserve your seat early and receive a FREE conference tote with gifts from local business sponsors. Call 772-564-8383 for more information.

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