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Title: An Integrative Health Practitioner’s Role in Disaster Medicine
Join Dr. Jen Riegle and Jenny Harrow of Integrative Healers Action Network to learn what we have to offer as integrative health practitioners during disasters. As climate disasters become more frequent and severe throughout the world, integrative health and medicine is needed in our communities. We will discuss common conditions we treat, which modalities we find useful, and special considerations for treating this population.
Integrative Healers Action Network (IHAN) formed during the 2017 Tubbs Fire in Sonoma County when we organized integrative health practitioners to provide massage therapy, acupuncture, naturopathic medicine, chiropractic care, and homeopathy to evacuees and first responders. We have since established a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and a community partnership and grants with the American Red Cross through their California Wildfire Recovery Program. Through this grant and partnership, IHAN establishes emergency integrative health clinics during a Level 3 or higher disaster in the state of California. It is the goal of IHAN to provide the structure and resources needed to provide safe, sustainable, and effective trauma-informed community care through integrative health modalities. We invite you to join us for this presentation and discussion to learn more about how emergency integrative health clinics can offer tools for healing trauma and building resiliency for individuals and communities impacted by emergency situations and how practitioners can volunteer and get more involved.
Jenny Harrow, MA – Co-founder, Executive Director IHAN
Jenny Harrow has a Master’s Degree in Integrative Health Studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and is a certified Nature Therapy Guide, Integrative Health Coach, and Guided Imagery Practitioner specialized in mind-body awareness techniques, stress management tools, health education, trauma-informed care, ecotherapy, and nonprofit leadership. In addition to her work with IHAN, Jenny facilitates forest bathing walks, a guided mindfulness-based walk in nature, through her practice EcoWisdom. She is grateful to bring her passions of trauma-informed integrative health and mind-body medicine therapies to the frontlines of disaster response situations.
Dr. Jen Riegle, ND – Co-founder, Medical Director IHAN
Dr. Jen Riegle is a licensed Naturopathic Physician with a degree from Bastyr University. She is the owner of Wild Oak Medicine in Santa Rosa, California and the co-founder of Integrative Healers Action Network, an organization that operates to organize a pathway by which practitioners of integrative modalities may volunteer their time during disasters to deliver safe and effective care to those most in need. As IHAN continues to grow, Dr. Riegle enjoys continuing to learn and teach about trauma informed disaster care with integrative modalities.