INFORMATION AND SUPPORT GATHERINGS, IN GREENWICH, CT
Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month from 7pm-8.30pm. Guest speakers share information from their specialty, addressing issues that are of concern to families and individuals living with Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Following the featured speaker presentation we reserve a space for support time, moderated by Angela LaManna, MSW, LCSW a Lyme literate therapist who recognizes the special needs of people suffering from chronic illness due to tick borne diseases. All meetings are held at the C.Carleton Gisborne Room in Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich, CT (unless otherwise specified).
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In the interest of presenting a wide range of subject matter, information and resources to our attendees, Lyme Talks speakers may hold views and opinions that do not necessarily reflect the views of Lyme Research Alliance.
2013 MEETING CALENDAR, all at 7pm:
Topic: Holistic Approaches to The Treatment of Lyme Disease
Speaker: Dr. Adam Breiner, ND Naturopathic Physician.
Dr. Breiner will address the diagnosis and treatment of chronic, or persistent, Lyme disease using an integrative combination of holistic and traditional tools to mobilize the body’s own immune defenses. Dr. Breiner leads the Breiner Whole-Body Healthy Center in Trumbull, CT: www.wholebodymed.com
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Topic: Eating for Health: Traditional Foods and Lyme
Speaker: Selina Rifkin, L.M.T., H.H.C., Certified Holistic Health Counselor
Does what you eat have an effect on the progression of Lyme disease? Lyme causes inflammation and immune suppression, and what we eat can either hurt or help these issues. Come and learn how eating traditional foods reduces inflammation and supports the immune system, as well as providing superior building blocks for the body to heal itself.
How do I fix omega-6 imbalance?
The Trouble With Grains…
MAY 16 at 6:30pm
Topic: The Complexity of Chronic Lyme Disease: Dynamic Interactions Between Disease and Treatment
Speaker: Henri Roca, M.D., ACU, DABHM, DAAFP, Medical Director, Greenwich Hospital.
The life cycle of Lyme and associated organisms lend complexity to the disease and its diagnosis. Dr. Roca will discuss treatment of Lyme disease, especially persistent Lyme, and the interactions between the organism, the physiology of the body, and the actions and metabolism of the medications.Dr. Roca is a board-certified family physician dedicated to the principles of holistic medicine. As medical director of Greenwich Hospital’s Integrative Medicine Program, he oversees a skilled team of healthcare professionals and coordinates medical care of individuals and families. In addition to providing comprehensive conventional care, Dr. Roca is a medical acupuncturist, hypnotherapist, massage therapist and biofeedback practitioner. He is skilled in the use of vitamins, botanicals and supplements.
Please note the change of time and location for this meeting: 6.30pm at Greenwich Hospital: 5, Perryridge Road, Greenwich, CT 06830, Noble Conference Room
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Lyme disease support group moderated by Angela LaManna, MSW, LCSW.
Topic: Laboratory Testing for Lyme and other Tick-Borne Diseases.
Speaker: Bob Giguere, Director of Sales for IGeneX Laboratories of Palo Alto, CA
Mr. Giguere will present information on the various reasons why testing procedures can be problematic as well as new information that can help medical professionals better evaluate test results regardless of the testing labs.
Click here to listen the talk at the 2013 Mecedes-Benz Event.
Topic: Massage Therapy for Relief of Lyme Disease Symptoms
Speaker: Colleen Smith, NY Licensed and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist
Colleen will explore how massage therapy may help alleviate Lyme symptoms, such as muscle aches, joint pain, and headaches. She will also discuss the overall immune strengthening effects of massage and the potential benefits of manual lymphatic drainage for chronically ill patients. The talk will include a demonstration of simple self-massage techniques. Colleen is a Lyme survivor who was so impressed by the healing benefits of massage therapy that she took a career turn to become a practitioner herself.
Topic: New Advances in Medical Research on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases
Speaker: Harriet Kotsoris, M.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Lyme Research Alliance
Dr. Kotsoris will review recent discoveries by scientists working on the frontiers of tick-borne disease research, and discuss the prospects for improved diagnostic testing and more effective treatments for persistent Lyme disease.
Topic: Health Benefits of Reiki, including Mini Reiki Chair Sessions.
Speaker: Ruth Ann DeSantis, Reiki Master and Certified Hudson Institute Coach
Check for latest information at www.LymeResearchAlliance.org or call (203)-969-1333 during office hours.
All meetings are held at Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich, C. Carleton Gisborne Room, ground floor.
For more information please call Lyme Research Alliance
The support group is free of charge.
- Town of Greenwich Health Department
- Greenwich Hospital
- City of Stamford Health Department
- Lyme Research Alliance, Inc.
Connecticut Turnpike (I-95) to Exit 3 (Greenwich Avenue/Arch Street); turn right (left if coming from New York) at the traffic signal at the end of the ramp onto Arch Street and follow through the traffic signals bearing left at the "Y" intersection onto Soundview Drive; bear right at the top of the hill onto Field Point Road; the Town Hall is the third building on the right.
From the Merritt Parkway
Merritt Parkway (Connecticut Route 15) to Exit 31 (North Street); at the end of the exit ramp, from the North turn right (left if coming from New York) onto North Street and follow through the traffic signal, bearing left onto Maple Avenue (a "T" intersection; turn (bear) right at the next traffic signal onto Route U.S. 1 (East Putnam Avenue); turn left at the seventh traffic signal (Greenwich Library on right) onto Field Point Road, and continue on Field Point bearing right at the West Elm Street intersection. The Town Hall is on the immediate left just past the West Elm Street intersection.