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When: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
8:00 am - 10:30 am
Where: Arizona Inn
2200 East Elm Street
Tucson, Arizona  85719
United States
Contact: Sonie Lee

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Arizona Inn
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. - Registration & Breakfast
8:30 - 10:30 - Presentation
Title: The Gut, Brain, Pain Connection


Presenter: Maureen Schwehr, NMD


This presentation will explore the science and research behind the complex gut brain relationship. Topics will include the impact of nutrient absorption on neurotransmitter creation, the enteric nervous system, and the relationship between the microbiome in our digestive track our mental health and complex pain.  The presentation will include a review of digestive disorders and their relationship to mental health.


*Identify the connection between the enteric nervous system and central nervous system as it relates to mental health and pain
*Assess effects of the GI microbiome on mental health and pain
*Identify strategies  to improve patient outcomes by optimizing digestion
*Explain how common medications affect digestion


Maureen Schwehr, NMD, serves as Sierra Tucson’s Director of Integrative Services. Her department provides a unique combination of physical and mental health support for residents. Dr. Schwehr oversees a team of experienced and talented staff whose services include naturopathic medical consults, acupuncture, physical therapy, chiropractic services, massage therapy, shiatsu, zero balancing, somato-emotional release, and craniosacral therapy. In addition to supervising staff, she works one-on-one with residents to help them determine the root cause of their problems. Focus is given to nutritional status and hormonal balance, supporting biochemical pathways that help the body function more effectively. Dr. Schwehr holds a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Past experience includes a position as the medical director at Mirasol, a residential eating disorder facility. As part of the Sierra Tucson staff, she has the opportunity to be part of a truly integrative team that provides a unique, empowering perspective for residents.


Sign up and save! $20 per person with pre-registration one week  prior to the event (no refund after the due date).  (Late registration at the door, $25 cash or check.)


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2 Education Credits available:
Psychologists - This program is sponsored by Sierra Tucson. Sierra Tucson is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists; Sierra Tucson maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Price: $20.00 

Time: 8:00 am - 10:30 am 
Date: November 1, 2017  
Location: Arizona Inn2200 East Elm StreetTucson, Arizona 85719


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