Hundreds expected at Health and Wellness Symposium

Rob Karwath | March 31, 2016

Hundreds of health professionals from across the country will attend the 2016 Health and Wellness Symposium this weekend at Northwestern.

Hundreds of health professionals from across the country are expected to be on the campus of Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington this weekend for the 2016 Health and Wellness Symposium on acupuncture, Oriental medicine and massage therapy.

The three-day event, which concludes Sunday, will include discussions, demonstrations and research presentations about how acupuncture, Oriental medicine and massage therapy can effectively help individuals, groups and employers improve and maintain health at a time of increased concerns about health-care costs and the addictive dangers of opiod medications.

The event includes separate acupuncture and massage therapy tracks for individuals more interested in one or the other treatment method. This is the first year that Northwestern is hosting the symposium as one event. It is a combination of events previously known as the Great River Symposium and the Massage Therapy Symposium.

Sessions include specific breakouts on: scalp acupuncture for psychosomatic and neurological disorders, massage workshops on the strain-counterstrain technique and discussions about the future of complementary and alternative health care. Northwestern President Dr. Christopher Cassirer will address all conference attendees Saturday morning.

The event opens at 7:30 a.m. Friday and runs through 5 p.m. Sunday.

For more information or to register go to nwhealth.edu/symposium.

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