Kilusan Wellness: Supporting Resilience with Acupressure, Medical Qigong, and Mindfulness
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About This Event
In this day and age, being able to cultivate resilience, especially during times of duress, is an important skill to hone with regards to taking good care of our health. Many of us have felt overwhelmed, worried, and anxious with regards to our current public health situation. Join Dr. Villanueva to learn simple, yet effective practices, grounded in acupressure, medical qigong, and mindfulness, that can support your well-being, mental health, and resiliency.
About Karen Villanueva
Karen Villanueva is the daughter of Samuel (from Baguio) and Adelina (from Binalbagan), and eldest sister to siblings, Katherine and Samantha. She was born in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, and immigrated to the United States as an infant. She currently resides on Chochenyo Ohlone land, in Oakland, CA with her wife, Lily May.
Karen is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine, a Licensed Acupuncturist, and a Registered Nurse. As a healer and healthcare practitioner, for the past 20 years (and counting!), she has kept an abiding commitment to working with folks of color, underserved people, and those that have been historically marginalized to decolonize, promote wellness, and improve health. She works part-time as a pediatric acutherapist at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. She also works part-time at her alma mater, Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College as a Project Manager. Karen is a current Fellow and Social Impact Scholar at the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine and is the President of Kilusan Wellness, a burgeoning non-profit organization focused on supporting healing through decolonization and promoting wholeness rooted in traditional healing practices.
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