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Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Offered at UCLA

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Demonstrating the growing popularity and acceptance of integrative therapies, the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles now offers the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program developed by fashion designer Donna Karan and facilitated by the Urban Zen Foundation. According to Gillian Cilibrasi, Urban Zen’s program director, UCLA medical professionals will be trained in yoga therapy, Reiki, essential oil therapy, nutrition and contemplative care.

The UCLA Health System features the UCLA Center for East–West Medicine and has historically offered holistic health care techniques with traditional medical care. Available services include traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, acupressure and herbal medicine. The UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center provides mindfulness training.

To learn more about these programs, go to www.rehab.ucla.edu and to www.urbanzen.org/.


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Shirley Archer, JD, MA, is an internationally acknowledged integrative health and mindfulness specialist, best-selling author of 16 fitness and wellness books translated into multiple languages and sold worldwide, award-winning health journalist, contributing editor to Fitness Journal, media spokesperson, and IDEA's 2008 Fitness Instructor of the Year. She's a 25-year industry veteran and former health and fitness educator at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, who has served on multiple industry committees and co-authored trade books and manuals for ACE, ACSM and YMCA of the USA. She has appeared on TV worldwide and was a featured trainer on America's Next Top Model.

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