Capital Region Physician to Present at Symposium
JEFFERSON CITY - Capital Region Medical Center physician Christopher Link, M.D. is a featured speaker at the St. Louis Institute of Integrative Medicine second annual symposium, Inflammation Nation: Linking obesity, depression and fatigue. The symposium is scheduled for November 5, 2011. Visit www.sliim.org to learn more about the event.
Prior to the symposium, Dr. Link will bring his presentation to Jefferson City during a Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, October 26. The lunch and learn will be at the Capital Region Southwest Campus, 1432 Southwest Blvd in the Oakview Conference Room from 12:10 p.m. until 12:50 p.m. Lunch is available for $5 or you may bring your own. Seating is limited; please call 573-644-7878 to reserve your spot.
In his presentation, Dr. Link discusses the effects of inflammation as a major contributing factor in most of the chronic illnesses people today face. Heart disease and stroke, brain diseases like Alzheimer's, autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes all stem from excess inflammation. Dr. Link's presentation includes the underlying mechanisms of inflammation, the fundamentals of therapy, including the use of "food as medicine", and provide emphasis on reducing heart disease and diabetes.
M. Christopher Link specializes in integrative medicine and acupuncture at the Capital Region Integrative Medicine Natural Healing Alternatives & Medical Acupuncture Clinic. Prior to his current practice Dr. Link served as an emergency department physician for more than 18 years. He has completed a two year integrative, preventive, and complementary medicine fellowship with Andrew Weil, M.D. at the University of Arizona in Tucson as well as certification and advanced training in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine at UCLA.