Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Portage Library to host acupuncture presentation July 9

HOUGHTON -- The Portage Lake District Library will host its monthly program in the Natural Health and Wellness series from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 9.

Marcie Wiitala, MSOM, and Elizabeth Ross, MSOM, will present "All About Acupuncture: What it is and what it can do for you." Wiitala and Ross will discuss their education and training and explain what Oriental Medicine is and how it relates to Western Medicine. They will also teach participants how to do self treatments using acupressure and will give acupuncture ear needle treatments to participants who would like to experience it. 

A native of  Hancock, Wiitala received her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) from the Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In addition to acupuncture, her health care experience includes herbal oils, Qi Gong and Tui Nu, a form of Chinese medical massage. She has been in practice for nearly twenty years and works at Keweenaw Holistic Family Medicine in Calumet.

Ross received her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from the World Medical Institute in Honolulu, Hawaii. She specializes in herbal medicine using Hawaiian and traditional Chinese herbs in addition to acupuncture, nutrition, fire cupping, and moxibustion. She received special recognition for her studies in herbal medicine, fertility and pediatric acupuncture, and auricular detoxification acupuncture. Ross works at Keweenaw Holistic Family Medicine in Calumet.

The Natural Health and Wellness series is held on the second Thursday of each month. All library programs are free, and everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570 or visit www.pldl.org.

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