Democratizing Mental Health: Insights from East-Asian Medicine
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 11am-12pm CST (12-1 EST, 9-10 PST), 1 hr talk through White Pine Circle
East Asian Medicine can play a pivotal role in closing the increasing large gap between the need for and the availability of mental health promoting interventions in our communities. But it cannot do it alone. Combining acupuncture to re-set and recalibrate our stress response, and using herbal formulas for wellness and prevention, in conjunction with a health promotion intervention that can enhance self-efficacy, improve quality of life, and foster personal agency through social support and education, we can build a foundation for mental wellness.
Come join me, as we explore how EAM can significantly contribute to the democratization of mental health, a global movement to bring culturally relevant and evidence based interventions to everyone. Does the evidence support the use of East Asian Medicine? What is the role of EAM in fostering prevention, overcoming barriers to care, and transforming healthcare towards an integrated people-centered system?