NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 6, 2008

Contact: Luke Frank, Media Relations Manager - 505/272-3679; 505/907-9525 (cell)

Albuquerque, NM - The public is invited to the Grand Opening of UNM’s new Integrative Medicine Clinic - The "Center For Life" - Friday, August 15, from 1:30-5 p.m. at 4700 Jefferson NE, Suite 100 (just north of Montgomery Blvd). Shuttles from UNM Main Campus will be available based on interest - please call 925-7464 if interested.

A Public Forum entitled "Healing the Wounds of War with Mind-Body Medicine" kicks off the event at 1:30 p.m. Noted author and Director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington DC, James Gordon, M.D., will lead the discussion and book-signing event. The CFL Grand Opening and Dedication Ceremony from 3-5 p.m. will feature refreshments, free chair massages, facility tours, dancers, a raffle and more.

The UNM Center for Life (CFL) Integrative Medicine Specialty Clinic is an extraordinary clinic in New Mexico offering "preventive and wellness" services incorporating physical, social, spiritual and emotional components in a healing environment. The CFL Team embraces the most effective principles of conventional and complementary medicine.

The CFL mind-body connection to healthy lifestyles and healing includes comprehensive clinical services under one roof, like:

• Integrative Medicine Consults;

• Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine;

• Chronic Pain Evaluation;

• Myofascial Trigger Point Techniques;

• Massage Therapy and Esthetics;

• Psychology and Hypnotherapy;

• Stress-Reduction Evaluations and Techniques;

• Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counseling, Nutrition and Reiki;

• Opportunity to meet with Curanderas and other traditional healers.

In addition to clinical services, the Center For Life offers classes for healthy lifestyles that include Nia, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindful Eating and Living (MEAL), Yoga, Qi Gong, and more - all at a single, central location.

"This is a one-of-a-kind center in New Mexico, combining proven elements of health and healing paradigms the world over for the most beneficial treatments and lifestyle modification strategies," offers CFL Founder Arti Prasad, M.D. "We have built the most progressive, comprehensive health clinic in New Mexico that integrates well-established healing and health principles from the West, the Far East, Native peoples and beyond."

For more information on UNM’s new Center For Life Integrative Medicine Specialty Clinic, visit http://hsc.unm.edu/som/cfl/ or call 505/272-3679.