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Natural Products: Western herbs, Traditional Chinese Herbs, supplements, vitamins, and minerals
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 12 Noon (Eastern Time)

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Christine Spiroch, PA-C, PhD

  • Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Wellness Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic

Jamie Starkey, LAc

  • Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Wellness Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic

Galina Roofener, LAc

  • Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Wellness Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic

According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), the interest in and use of natural products have grown considerably in the past few decades. A 2007 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), which included a comprehensive survey on the use of complementary health approaches by Americans revealed that 17.7 percent of American adults had used a non-vitamin/non-mineral natural product in the past year. These products were the most popular complementary health approaches among both adults and children. The most commonly used natural product among adults in the past 30 days was fish oil/omega 3s (reported by 37.4 percent of all adults who said they used natural products); popular products for children (taken in the past 30 days) included echinacea (37.2 percent) and fish oil/omega 3s (30.5 percent).

At Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Integrative Medicine, our team of experts is well versed in natural products. They can offer this treatment approach for chronic illnesses or troubling symptoms such as fatigue, insomnia, nausea, pain, anxiety, and stress. By addressing these key components of health and focusing on prevention, they can help you enjoy a better quality of life.

About the Speakers
Christine Spiroch joined the staff of Cleveland Clinic Center for Integrative Medicine in the fall of 2011, after practicing for eight years in an integrative medicine private practice. She previously worked in the Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation Section of Cleveland Clinic.

She received her PhD in Counseling and Human Development Services from Kent State University, and received her Physician Assistant training through Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio. Christine’s doctoral dissertation, Quality of Life in Patients with Advanced Cancer, was based on data collected as a member of the Palliative Care Service at Cleveland Clinic.

Jamie Starkey, LAc is the lead acupuncturist at Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Integrative Medicine. She earned a Bachelors degree in Biology, University of Toledo, and a Masters level degree in Acupuncture, American Institute of Alternative Medicine. She further enhanced her clinical training by completing a Clinical Internship at Guang AnMen Hospital in Beijing China, Acupuncture and Moxibustion Outpatient Department, an affiliate of the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is a Diplomate of Acupuncture, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and holds her acupuncture license from the Ohio State Medical Board. Additionally, she is a Level II Reiki Practitioner. Jamie has served as the Secretary of Ohio Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (OAAOM) 12/06-12/08 and a member Ohio Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (OAAOM) 12/05-Present.

Galina Roofener, LAc is a Nationally Board Certified, Ohio & Florida States Licensed Acupuncturist. She has over 24 years of experience in health care, including 10 years of work in a hospital rehabilitation department with challenging, multi-diagnosed patients. Galina received her Degree in Oriental Medicine from East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, FL; Doctor of Naturopathy degree from Trinity College of Natural Health. Warsaw IL; studied towards Bachelor of Art of Education in Klaipeda, Lithuania; Nursing Degree from Medical College #3 St. Petersburg, Russia. Over the years she received multiple Certifications in various modalities of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

To make an appointment with any of our specialists in our Center for Integrative Medicine at Cleveland Clinic, please call 216.986.HEAL(4325). You can also visit us online at clevelandclinic.org/integrativemedicine

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