Katherine Takayasu of Stamford Hospital's Center for Integrative Medicine & Wellness will speak about the uses and efficacy of integrative medicine practices for those with mental health issues, and as stress management techniques for their families and loved ones Thursday, Oct. 10.
The event, hosted by the Stamford/Greenwich affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Conference Room B at the Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court, Stamford. Ample time for questions and answers will follow the presentation.
A board-certified family doctor, Takayasu will present information about integrating complementary modalities -- such as mind-body therapies, physician-administered acupuncture, nutritional counseling, trigger point injections, and botanical and supplement consulting -- into a multidisciplinary and effective treatment plan for mental health consumers. Mindfulness-based stress reduction practices and hypnosis are among the techniques useful for loved ones and care givers.
Takayasu is completing a fellowship in integrative medicine at Stamford Hospital's Center for Integrative Medicine & Wellness and the University of Arizona. She completed her residency in family medicine at Columbia University-New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.
For information, call 203-388-1603.