Integrative Medical Group Invites Public to Discuss Emotional Health
The Integrative Medical Discussion Group (IMDG), hosted by Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM), invites physicians, Oriental medicine practitioners, specialists, students, and the general public to enjoy a free evening of enlightened discussion about integrative medicine’s role in psychological and emotional health. Pathological conditions such as PTSD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Bi-Polar Syndrome will be discussed. The event will be held on Friday, May 21 from 7 to 9pm at the Pacific College campus in Mission Valley.
The goal of IMDG is to bring practitioners and students together from a variety of medical backgrounds to dialogue about different ways to provide quality health to patients. The panel for this event is diverse. It includes Tahir Bhatti, M.D., Lynda Harvey, L.Ac., Daniel Weber, Ph.D., and Christina Zampitella, Psy.D., FT. While the panel and audience are diverse, the goal is unanimous: to inform each other about how to improve psychological and emotional health for patients.
“It is important to empower patients with options,” said Deb Davies, founder of IMDG. “Patients need to be aware that drugs are not the only option to treat psychological and emotional disorders. You can use herbs; you can get acupuncture. Sharing ideas regarding different modalities to treat pathological conditions is paramount to empowering patients with knowledge to take charge of their health. It’s all about providing patients with choices.”
About the Integrative Medical Discussion Group
IMDG’s mission is to build bridges among all types of health practitioners and to increase awareness as to how powerful the medicines can be when combined. The group helps establish connections among future doctors, and will educate, raise awareness, and enlighten the community on the ever-growing topic of integrative medicine.