SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
ROYAL OAK HIGH SCHOOL, 1500 LEXINGTON
The Royal Oak Community Coalition in partnership with Royal Oak Schools and
the Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities presents a one day
opportunity to explore complementary and integrative practices that maintain
and sustain optimal health and empower people when challenging a health
The evolution of medicine is moving toward a whole person approach designed
to treat the person, not just the disease. The goal is to treat the mind, body and
spirit all at the same time.
In 1993, integrative medicine got a boost of greater public awareness after a
landmark study confirmed one in three Americans had used a complementary
therapy. Physicians and academic research finally have the science to understand
these connections and no longer consider complementary approaches fringe.
The appeal of integrative modalities is treating the whole person by blending both
conventional and holistic approaches that will improve the management of illness
at all levels. The aim is to take into account not only the physical symptoms but
also psychological, social and spiritual aspects of health and illness.
Another consideration of addressing health conditions through the application of
holistic practices is some individuals are reluctant to use medications due to
potential side effects, adverse interactions with other drugs or are in recovery
from an addiction.
While seeking traditional medical care is important, complementary and
integrative modalities empower an individual to assist in the process and
provides another support system for those challenging a physical or mental health
By putting complementary and integrative health and physical, emotional, and
mental health on community agenda, the ROCC pursues a crucial quest to
encourage a shift in health care practices from passive to active participation and
The Holistic Health and Wellness Expo is an unique experience by providing the
public with an opportunity to meet directly with Practitioners, Health Care
Produce Vendors and attend one of the 27 mini- classes offered throughout the
day. A $5.00 donation at the door supports community related wellness
For more information like us on facebook.com / royaloakcommunitycoalition or
log on to: www.romi.gov/rocc, click Holistic Expo to find maps, list of classes and