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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

New Position as Physician and Educator at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing

CARLSBAD, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire/ --

Valencia Porter, M.D., M.P.H. has joined the medical staff of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing -- the integrative wellness center founded by world-renowned mind-body physicians Deepak Chopra and David Simon. Board-certified in both General Preventive Medicine and Integrative Holistic Medicine, Dr. Porter has an approach that incorporates many systemso f health and complementary healing. A graduate of Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, she completed a residency in Preventive Medicine at U.C. San Diego in addition to her training in Pediatrics and Child Neurology at UCLA and UCSD. She has also received further education in medical acupuncture, Ayurveda, and Healing Touch -- as well as earning a master's degree in public health.

"Dr. Porter has a unique expertise that bridges the wisdom of the Eastern healing traditions with modern Western medicine," said Dr. Chopra. "Her integrative approach fits perfectly with the philosophy and practices of the Chopra Center."

Before coming to the Chopra Center, Dr. Porter served as a physician and researcher at the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in La Jolla, where she provided integrative care to children and adults coping with ADD/ADHD,stress and anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and weight management. Dr.Porter is currently completing a fellowship at the Program for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, where she is a Bravewell Collaborative scholar.

Dr. Porter's mind-body medical consultations are available for weekly guests of Perfect Health, daily out-patients, and visitors to the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, California. To learn more, please call 888.736.6895 or