About NSTA - National Spasmodic Torticollis Association

San Diego, California

22 Sep
The Dystonia Support & Advocacy Group of San Diego County will meet on Sat., 1/25 from 1-3:00 p.m. at Alvarado Hospital/Rehab. Institute, 6645 Alvarado Rd., 1st Floor Conf. Room, San Diego, CA 92120.
Our guest presenter is MICHELLE SEXTON, N.D. (Naturopathic Doctor) and she will be discussing “Integrative and Naturopathic Medicine for Wellness, Quality of Life and Pain Management.” Dr. Sexton is Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anesthesia at the University of California San Diego. She earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle Washington, 2008. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington in the Departments of Pharmacology/Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Her NIH-funded pre-doctoral and postdoctoral research on the topic of cannabinoids and their roles in neuro-inflammation and neuro-degeneration, investigated cannabis use in patients with Multiple Sclerosis and impact on inflammatory markers.


Dr. Sexton has presented her research internationally and published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Sexton’s clinical practice, research and teaching focus on the endocannabinoid system and potential roles for cannabis across a range of conditions and lifespan. She is a member of the International Cannabinoid Research Society, the International Association of Cannabinoid Medicine and the Society of Cannabis Clinicians. She maintains a medical practice in San Diego, CA.

 
Refreshments will be generously provided by Eileen Gorman from Merz. RSVP’s are greatly appreciated to Martha Murphy at mmurphy582@gmail.com or 619.582.1961. Group website: www.dystoniaofsandiego.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/dystoniaofsandiego

The Green Line Trolley also has a stop directly across from the hospital for those using public transportation.


Facebook: www.facebook.com/dystoniaofsandiego

Our support group is affiliated with the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing research for more treatments and ultimately a cure, promoting awareness and education, and supporting the needs and well-being of dystonia-affected individuals and their families. For more information, visit www.dystonia-foundation.org or phone 1-800-DYST (3978). Our group is also affiliated with the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association.

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