​Integrative Medicine Lecture Schedule

All talks are free and begin at 5:30 p.m. They are open to the public. All talks take place at the UPMC Center for Integrative Medicine

UPMC employees receive 75 points toward your Healthy Step.

For more information, call 412-623-3023.

"The Alexander Technique: A Proven, Safe, Self-Care Method to Relieve Pain, Stress and Muscular Tension"

Thursday, January 16, 2014

For over 100 years, the Alexander Technique has been helping people take an active role in managing pain and tension caused by misuse of the body. Lisa will introduce the basic principles and concepts of the Alexander Technique.

  • Speaker: Lisa Levinson, AmSAT
    Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique and Registered Somatic Movement

“Science of Breath as Taught by Ancient Sages”

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Discover how breath affects moods, emotions, heart function, and the working of the brain through which the mind works. Learn the most efficient way to breath and some breathing techniques which bring harmony to body, mind and spirit.

  • Speaker: Alicja Walczak, MS, CRS

"Acupuncture, Stress, and Pain Relief"

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Learn how acupuncture can help you manage your stress and chronic pain levels.

  • Speaker: Engkeat Teh, LAc,MAc
    Board Certified Acupuncturist

“Aromatherapy”

Thursday April 17, 2014

Enhance your massage experience and daily life through the use of aromatic natural plant and flower extracts. Reduce stress, ease congested breathing, invigorate the mind, and many other possibilities.

  • Speaker: Jessie Violet Larson, LMT
    Licensed Massage Therapist

“That’s My Story”

Thursday, May 15, 2014

We all create stories about our lives. These stories are attempts to make sense out of the things that happen to us, particularly the things that go wrong. I always attract losers. Bad things always happen to me. I get taken for granted in relationships. I always mess things up in the end. We look for and remember experiences that confirm our stories while ignoring possible experiences that would contradict them. We then live our stories rather than our lives and wonder why nothing ever changes. Come to this talk to explore ways we can out grow the stories we tell ourselves.

  • Speaker: James Donnelly
    Licensed Psychologist

“Treating Headaches with Acupuncture”

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Join Tricia Smith, LAc for a discussion on how acupuncture can be used to break the cycle of tension headaches, sinus headaches and/or migraines.

  • Speaker: Tricia Smith, LAc

​Contact Us

UPMC Center for Integrative Medicine
Shadyside Place
Suite 310
580 S. Aiken Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

For general information or to schedule an appointment, call 412-623-3023.

For information about our research studies, please call 412-623-2374.

©  UPMC | Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
Supplemental content provided by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions. All rights reserved.

For help in finding a doctor or health service that suits your needs, call the UPMC Referral Service at 412-647-UPMC (8762) or 1-800-533-UPMC (8762). Select option 1.

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. UPMC policy prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, genetics, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected group status. Further, UPMC will continue to support and promote equal employment opportunity, human dignity, and racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity. This policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in UPMC programs and activities. This commitment is made by UPMC in accordance with federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations.

Medical information made available on UPMC.com is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should not rely entirely on this information for your health care needs. Ask your own doctor or health care provider any specific medical questions that you have. Further, UPMC.com is not a tool to be used in the case of an emergency. If an emergency arises, you should seek appropriate emergency medical services.

For UPMC Mercy Patients: As a Catholic hospital, UPMC Mercy abides by the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, as determined by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. As such, UPMC Mercy neither endorses nor provides medical practices and/or procedures that contradict the moral teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

© UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA, USA UPMC.com