An educational wellness series by Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System offers advice on topics ranging from pain management to nutrition, MRIs to fibromyalgia.
The course is open to any eligible Department of Veterans Affairs veteran and their spouse, friend or caregiver. Each will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in room 2D 101A, Eugene J. Towbin Medical Center, North Little Rock.
“CAVHS is excited to offer this educational series to veterans and their families,” chief of staff Dr. Tina McClain told the Voice in an email. “It is our goal to promote wellness and well-being in addition to outstanding healthcare. Enhancing knowledge and health skills can provide a path to a healthier and more satisfying life.”
Dr. Henri Roca, head of integrative medicine, is presenting the course. Integrative medicine addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences affecting a patient’s health.
The series covers a variety of subjects:
• Feb. 14 – “Can You ‘Ear’ Me Now: How Ear Needling Can Support Pain Rehabilitation”
• Feb. 28 – “Hidden Sources of Pain: Why Suffer from Reversible Pain?”
• March 14 – “You Are What You Eat: Eat Good, Feel Good”
• March 29 – “X-Rays, MRIs: Show Me the Pain”
• April 11 – “Can I Have Pain Without Suffering?”
• April 19 – “Fibromyalgia: Is it Reversible?”
• May 8 – “The Role of Physical Therapy and the Sensation of Pain”
• May 23 – “Narcotics: Why is Safety An Issue?”
For more information, enrolled veterans may call 501-257- 6040, or 501-257- 2544.