September 7, 2006

Contact: Luke Frank, Senior Public Affairs Representative

505/272-3679; cell 505/907-9525

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SANTA FE, NM - Daily it seems there's new information about the health and/or healing benefits of botanical supplements; new diagnostic or medical procedures; meditation; exercise; acupuncture; and so much more. How does one sift through the hope and the hype behind complementary medicine and utilizing the mind, body and spirit in healing and good health?

The public is invited to join world-renowned Integrative Medicine pioneer Dr. Andrew Weil Sunday, October 15, 7:30 p.m., at Santa Fe's Lensic Theater, for an hour-and-a-half interactive Public Forum on Healthy Aging. Tickets start at $25. Prior to the Public Forum, Weil is hosting a private reception that includes a copy of his book, "Healthy Aging," at the nearby Andreeva Gallery. Tickets for the private reception are $125.

Young adults, Baby Boomers and senior citizens alike can explore the health significance of blending conventional Western and ancient botanical medicines with nutrition, meditation, spirituality and more, for a longer, more active and fulfilling life.

Weil, an M.D., has published several books about Integrative Medicine and has lectured the world over about the merging of body, mind and spirit in healing and maintaining good health. He is the director of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona - one of the leading training institutions in the U.S. for Integrative Medicine. Weil is in New Mexico as the keynote speaker and a special guest for UNM's Symposium of Integrated Medicine Professionals in the Land of Enchantment - or SIMPLE Symposium - scheduled October 16-18 in Albuquerque.

Under the direction of Dr. Arti Prasad, UNM Health Sciences Center's Program in Integrative Medicine is sponsoring the Public Forum and all proceeds will help to fund the Integrative Medicine educational and clinical programs at the UNM School of Medicine. Tickets for the Public Forum are on sale by calling 505/988-1234 in Santa Fe, or visitingwww.ticketssantafe.org.


Contact: Luke Frank, 272-3322