PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP

“Reflections” @UMB: Complementary/Alternative Medicine (Tai Chi, Acupressure, and more!)

In PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on December 8, 2010 at 10:55 AM

Event:  PROMISE Reflections: Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Date: Thursday, December 9, 2010

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Location:  UMB Campus, MSTF Atrium, 685 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Parking and Directions:  Please see the comments section for this post for complete directions and parking information.

Join us on Thursday December 9th for a relaxing dinner and a discussion of complementary and alternative medicine with an extended focus on acupuncture and an interactive Tai Chi workshop.

The semi-annual PROMISE Reflections series on health and wellness provides insights into taking care of your health proactively.  This fall’s Reflections will introduce you to the theories and practice of complementary and alternative medicine in an overview talk given by Dr. Niya Werts, Department of Health Science, Towson University.

Dr. Niya Werts, Department of Health Science, Towson University

Madhuri Shenker, L.Ac (private practice in acupuncture, Ellicott City, Maryland, listed with the Maryland Acupuncture Society, Inc., trained at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in the UK), will provide an indepth explanation of the two types of acupuncture she practices: traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and five elements. Dr. Sean Vasaitis will lead the interactive taichi workshop during which you will have the opportunity to experience some of the movements and stances yourselves. Dr. Vasaitis also teaches classes (for a fee) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Vasaitis was a PROMISE Peer Mentor when he was a graduate student at UMB. (Photo ref:

Take a break from your work and studies and come meet PROMISE Peer Mentors and members from across UMB, UMBC, and UMCP. Bring your friends and family.  Dinner will be served.  Wear comfortable clothing and shoes for movement.

This event is FREE for grad students who participate in PROMISE at UMBC, UMB, and UMCP and their guests. Please RSVP to so that a proper count can be made for food and drinks.  Use “RSVP PROMISE Reflections” in the subject line of your email.

  1. Directions to UMB:

    MSTF Atrium is located at 685 W. Baltimore Street Downtown Baltimore
    (#24 on this map)

    Google Maps:


    Please park in the Grand Garage at the corner of Paca and Baltimore Streets.

    Driving Directions:

    Rt. 95 North, Exit on 395, MLK Blvd. Take MLK Blvd. to West Baltimore Street, Make a right onto West Baltimore. The MSTF atrium can be reached from the Health Services Facility (HSF II) on your right.

    To park:
    Continue driving … pass Greene Street (Hospital on your right), prepare to get into the far left lane. Make a left onto PACA St. The Grand Garage is on your immediate right.

    To return to the MSTF atrium through the HSF II Building on foot:
    Go to the corner of Paca and West Baltimore, Go back toward the hospital, pass Greene Street. Go up another block, HSF will be on the left. Ask the guard to direct you to the MSTF atrium. You will need to show your campus ID.

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