CMHS offering physical and emotional help

Community Memorial Health System is offering a free support group delving into emotional freedom techniques, also known as EFT.

The support group will meet Dec. 1, Dec. 15 and Dec. 29, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the CMHS HealthAware office now located at 2580 East Main Street, Suite 103.

Emotional freedom techniques is a healing tool that can provide results for physical, emotional and performance issues. It is a form of psychological acupressure, based on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture to treat physical and emotional ailments, but without the invasiveness of needles.

Virginia Matsuda, who is certified in EFT and hypnotherapy, will lead the support group, facilitated by Evelyn Scott, R.N., of CMHS’s HealthAware program.

For and more information, contact the HealthAware program healthaware@cmhshealth.org or call 667-2818.CMHS celiac disease seminar

Celiac disease is a chronic condition triggered by gluten found in food containing wheat, rye and barley. Although it can occur at any stage in life, celiac disease is commonly inherited and can be especially threatening to children.

Celiac disease is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide. That’s why Community Memorial Health System is holding a free seminar focusing on celiac disease on December 1st in the eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium.

Please join Dr. Helen John-Kelly, who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology, who will discuss celiac disease’s symptoms and how it is diagnosed. She also will cover treatment options for children and how patients can live optimally healthy lives.

The seminar is free and begins at 6 p.m. Space is limited, so make your reservation today by calling 1-800-838-3006. Or visit cmhshealth,org/rsvp.

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