On Tuesday, February 21, approximately 25 St. Andrew members and community guests attended a presentation given by Dr. Emily Ratner, Director of The Center for Integrative Medicine at MedStar Montgomery, a new facility adjacent to the hospital in Olney, The Center is dedicated to improving patient outcomes by treating the “whole” person. The Center offers massage, acupuncture, nutrition counseling, reiki, stress management, and other holistic treatment modalities in coordination with traditional medicine. Dr. Ratner presented an overview of the services offered, and emphasized that treatment at the Center addresses not only physical symptoms, but also the social, psychological and spiritual impact that health issues can have on the patient. Sponsored by St. Andrew’s ‘Health Warriors’ Ministry, the presentation offered participants the opportunity to learn, interact, and sample some healthy, organic refreshments.
St. Andrew Health Warriors meet on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month at 10:30 am. All are welcome to join the group for learning, support and fellowship. Questions? Contact Sheila Langston at [email protected] or St. Andrew’s Faith Community Nurse.