THE BUZZ The Life Center’s Pain Relief Program Has Your Back

ability! Take a walk around Koan Farms in Woodbridge with owner/farmer Ethan Schneider as he leads you through proper growing techniques, his vision for the future of farming, and when to harvest certain vegetables all while enjoying some snacks and beverages.


wide range of complementary and integrative medical approaches be recommended before conventional approaches and over the counter treatments (e.g., prescriptions, ibuprofen, Tylenol) for acute, subacute and chronic low back pain. These new guidelines report that complementary and integrative approaches be recom- mended because they provide equal or stronger benefi ts with lower side effects.


The complementary and integrative treatments recommended by these guidelines are available within The Life Centers Pain Relief Program, including spinal manipulation/mobilization, massage, acupuncture, therapeutic exercise, mind-body medicine, tai chi and yoga. The Life Center of Connecticut offers integrative health solutions for body, mind and spirit. The Life Center also accepts many health insurance options.

For more information see: guidelines-how-to-handle-back-pain/. Dr. Robert Lee is head of the Life Center of Connecticut’s Pain Management Program. For more information please contact Offi ce Manager Lori Bloomus at (203) 239 3400. Further information can be found at www.TheLifeCen- Locations in North Haven and West Hartford. See ads on page 19 and 31.

Wolfspirit Acupuncture Ancient Healing with a Modern Approach

Experience our NEW Community Acupuncture Program $30-$40 per Session

Private Treatment, Tuina and Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, and Massage also Available

78 Eastern Boulevard, Glastonbury, Connecticut Call 860.430.9653

8 Natural Nutmeg - July/August 2017

ew low back pain treatment guidelines have been pub- lished by the nation's largest medical doctor group, Ameri- can College of Physicians. These guidelines state that a

[oink] chef/owner Craig Hutchinson will be cooking up the in- gredients you pulled from the ground minutes ago in a 5-course tasting paired with beer, wine, and sake. This intimate dinner of 12 guests will allow for lots of conversation about the chef and the farmer relationship and how we rely on you, the community, to help allow us to be progressive for the future.

Dates: July 15, August 19, September 16, and October 14. Tickets are $110 and by reservation only (tip and tax included, Eventbrite service charge not included). This includes snacks, a 5-course tast- ing, beverage pairings, and a plant to take home so you can practice growing your own food. Please notify if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions.

OM Street: Yoga on LaSalle Road Saturday, July 22, 2017


est Hartford Yoga (WHY) is pleased to announce OM Street: Yoga on LaSalle Road – a free yoga event that has drawn over 2000 yogis in previous years.

Our 7th annual free outdoor yoga class will take over a full city block in West Hartford Center on Saturday, July 22nd from 8:00 am until 9:15 am. The all-levels class will be led by local yogi Bar- bara Ruzansky, with the assistance of instructors from area yoga studios and a live-drumming and soundscape accompaniment by Cosmic Hue.

After class, the participants may enjoy coffee, tea, shopping with local merchants, and browsing the West Hartford Farmers’ Market (9 am – 1 pm). The event is a boon to local businesses in West Hartford Center, bringing hundreds of participants and onlookers to the center, primed for post-yoga refreshments, breakfast, snacks and new active wear. Parking is available in municipal lots, which will all be open before 8:00 am. Bring a yoga mat and water.

We are presently inviting local yoga and fi tness studio partners to promote and assist at the event, and are seeking retail and profes- sional sponsors to help support and promote Om Street.

West Hartford Yoga offers over 60 weekly classes, including gentle, hot, power, kids, restorative, and prenatal yoga. Visit our website for more information including special $7 classes, free weekly medi- tation, free Yoga for Cancer and Yoga for Recovery classes, and a continually updated listing of workshops, trainings, and national teachers. For West Hartford Yoga information, call 860-953-YOGA (9642), See ad on page 3.

Experience True Farm-to-Table Dining at Koan Farms

estaurants advertising "Farm to Table"? Come join us at Koan Farms and help Farmer Ethan and Chef Hutch harvest your meal and feel what it is really like to practice true sustain-

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