Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine's Approach to Wellness

Age: 18 and up
Dates: Sundays; 5/21 or 6/11, or 6/21 (one 4 hour session)
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Wm. Talley Rec Center
Instructor: Dr. Marz Jafari
Fee: $85.00

During this one day class participants will gain knowledge of what acupuncture and herbal medicine modalities are and how they can positively affect an individual's health.

Participants will learn key acupressure points that are beneficial for everyday use including, but not limited to: headaches/migraines, allergies, back pain, knee pain, asthma, and anxiety/depression. We will briefly review acupuncture's history, traditions, and schools of thought, the differences between Eastern and Western medicine; and how patient care differs.

Additionally, there will be an overview of herbal medicines, which also will include benefits and possible contraindications of herbal medicine; how herbal medicine is different from traditional pharmaceutical treatments and why we should consider herbal medicine. Time permitting there will be a demonstration of different acupuncture techniques on willing participants.

About the Instructor

Dr. Marz Jafari is a life long learner and thoughtful practitioner of Five Element Acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbal medicine. Prior to establishing his acupuncture and herbal medicine practice, Dr. Jafari achieved a Doctorate degree in Medicine and spent nearly a decade leading a federally funded global bio surveillance study of infectious disease under the auspices of Georgetown University Medical Center.

Today, he is a Maryland board certified and licensed acupuncturist. He began his journey and study of acupuncture at the prestigious Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) - the only institution of its kind on the Eastern seaboard. He also holds a Master's degree in Health Services Administration from Saint Joseph's College of Maine.