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Andrew Weil's Integrative Medicine Program Bestows Honors on Chopra Center's Director of Women's Health: Valencia Porter, M.D. receives Integrative Medicine Fellowship
Date:11/10/2008

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- After two years of intensive training in areas including botanical medicine, mind-body physiology, nutrition, and holistic clinical care, Dr. Valencia Porter adds to her long list of credentials the completion of a prestigious Integrative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Arizona. Launched in 2000 by internationally-recognized integrative medicine pioneer Andrew Weil, M.D., the Center in Integrative Medicine Fellowship combines residential sessions in Tucson with a rigorous distance-learning program.

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"Dr. Porter has received the best training available in integrative medicine," stated Dr. Andrew Weil. "I consider her fully prepared to go out in the world and help transform the practice of medicine and healthcare in the directions consumers want," he said.

Board-certified in General Preventive Medicine and Integrative Holistic Medicine, Dr. Porter serves as the Director of Women's Health at The Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, California. She is also certified in medical acupuncture, Ayurveda, and Healing Touch therapy. For more than 15 years, she has helped thousands find relief and healing from conditions including chronic pain, heart disease, cancer, stress disorders, depression, chronic fatigue, headaches, and weight issues. Before coming to The Chopra Center, Dr. Porter served as a physician and researcher at La Jolla Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine.

"For a long time, my goal has been to practice medicine in a way that supports the patient and not the health industry. The research and clinical care I completed for my Integrative Medicine Fellowship dovetails perfectly with my daily work with patients at The Chopra Center, which also offers a truly holistic healing approach," said Dr. Porter.

"In contrast with conventional medicine, which generally focuses on symptom relief, we work with patients to get to the root cause of an illness so that healing can take place at the deepest level," she said.

Dr. Porter's integrative medical consultations are available for weekly guests of The Chopra Center's Perfect Health wellness program, daily out- patients, and visitors to The Chopra Center in Carlsbad, California.

To learn more, please call 888.736.6895 or visit http://www.chopra.com/medical.

About The Chopra Center

The Chopra Center for Wellbeing was founded by Deepak Chopra, M.D. and David Simon, M.D. in 1996. Located in Carlsbad, California, the Center offers a wide variety of programs, retreats, and teacher training programs that integrate the healing arts of the East with the best in modern Western medicine. The Chopra Center has helped millions of people around the world find peace of mind, physical balance, and emotional healing. The website http://www.chopra.com is your starting point on the path to wellness.
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