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Save the Date: HealthFest 2016

Nov 01, 2015 08:51PM
For the past few years, area medical students have been working with a team of local integrative doctors to present Integrative Health Day on January 23. This year, the event has been renamed International Integrative Health Day to reflect the growing participation of integrative medicine throughout the world and will be celebrated in Washington, D.C. is a big way as HealthFest 2016. This free, community event is still in the planning stages but will be held on January 23 at Unity of Washington D.C. Natural Awakenings will also be one of the planners for this year’s event.

Integrative Medicine is the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing. The purpose of this event is to inspire dialog, education, collaboration, research initiatives and programming about medicine and health that is patient-centered, holistic, economically and environmentally sustainable, and conscious of integrating different global medical systems.

There will be classes and workshops, cooking demos, yoga and fitness classes—all designed to bring information about good health to the community. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.

 

For those interested in partnering or sponsoring the event, click here

 

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