October 27, 2010         

Waterbury Hospital to Host Integrative Health Fair

Event to be highlighted by annual lecture focusing on “reconnective healing”

WATERBURY – The benefits of integrative medicine, in which science and spirituality are used to promote healing, will be the topic of an Integrative Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, November 12 in the Bizzozero Conference Room at Waterbury Hospital.

The highlight of the fair will be the hospital’s annual Florence Erlanger Alternative Medicine Lecture, which this year will be delivered by Gene Ang, PhD, a neurobiologist who specializes in the role that spiritual energy plays in healing the mind, body and spirit. Trained at Yale University, Ang operates a healing practice based out of Thousand Oaks, Calif. His hour-long lecture, which begins at noon, will focus on the many dimensions that play a central role in healing. 

Before and after this one-hour lecture by Ang, people are invited to visit booths by a variety of practitioners or to experience a drum circle or sound healing with Tibetan singing bowls. 

Laura Mignosa, a nationally certified Chinese herbologist and Director of the Connecticut Institute for Herbal Studies, will provide information about the benefits of Chinese Herbal Therapy. 

Carol Tyler, a specialist in holistic nutrition counseling, will be on hand to share her expertise about mindful eating and creating a healthy relationship with food. 

Randy Brody, a therapeutic drummer, and Marie Menut, RN, a specialist in Tibetan singing bowls and vibration healing, will both offer opportunities to experience vibrational medicine from these two very different perspectives. The fair will also feature massage therapists and other practitioners. 

The Florence Erlanger Lecture is delivered every year at Waterbury Hospital with topics focusing on holistic and other forms of alternative medicine. The health fair is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so anyone interested in attending should RSVP by November 10 by calling (203) 573-7691.

Waterbury Hospital is the largest private employer in the Greater Waterbury region, and serves a vital role in the economic vitality of Western Connecticut. It is a private, non-profit acute care teaching hospital licensed for 367 beds and affiliated with the Yale School of Medicine, the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Founded in 1890 as Waterbury’s first and Connecticut’s fourth hospital, Waterbury Hospital is a full-service community health-care institution with centers of excellence in primary care, cardiac services, behavioral health and orthopaedics.