Alternative Holistic Health Gift Shop Clothing Store
Free Wellness Classes
Held in store at Way of Life
Wednesday, May 2nd
6:30 – 8:00 pm
A Holistic Approach to Pain Management
with Marianne Benforado, L.Ac, Dipl.OM
For many of us as we age, we may consider aches and pains to be normal. I would say these symptoms of an imbalance somewhere in the body may be common but it is not normal!
Pain is like the red light in your car that come on when something needs attention so I’d like to show you some choices that you can make that will hopefully alleviate the need for over the counter pain meds and help you to be more comfortable in your life and overall in better health. A simple yet profound statement sums up the essence of the Chinese medical view of pain:
If there is free ﬂow, there is no pain; If there is no free ﬂow, there is pain.
Come to the free class and learn ways to invigorate and encourage your ﬂow of Qi! If you have chronic aches and pains (headaches, low back pain, tendinitis, achey knees, etc,) or take OTC pain meds regularly please come to this important talk and learn some easy ways that you can take control of your health.
Chinese medicine has ﬁve branches – acupuncture, herbs, movement such as Qi Gong, therapeutic massage, and nutrition – and all of them can be extremely helpful in decreasing pain.
We will focus on alternative and natural treatment options:
Speciﬁc stretches and exercises to help every area of the body!
Topical linaments that often work immediately
Supplements and herbs (no side effects like OTC!)
Tools you can use at home to release fascia
A breathing exercise and guided meditation to practice
Marianne Benforado, L.Ac, Dipl.OM, is licensed nationally and by the State of California to practice Chinese medicine. Her original inspiration for pursuing a career as an acupuncturist was the energetic system of the Five Elements and she now balances this by focusing on orthopedic issues. The connection between mind, body and spirit continues to fascinate her. She has been a meditator for over 20 years and this supports her sensitive awareness as an intuitive practitioner. Marianne has a private practice in Santa Cruz. Her website is – www.FeelBetterAcu.com