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EDS Integrative Healing Brochure

‘EDS Integrative Healing Brochure’ (see link below) Graphic design by Kristi Posival – an incredible artist, graphic designer, friend and patient with Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. This slideshow requires JavaScript. ***Please note – this brochure is protected by copyright laws. If you would like to reprint or would like print copies, please send an email to*** Direct link to Integrative Healing Brochure – Dr. Clair Francomano’s slide presentation from Wellapalooza 2016 that corresponds with the Integrative EDS Healing Brochure: ‘Approaches to Integrative Health for Persons with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome’ –...

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EDS Wellness’ HelpLine is Live and Open for Appointments and Emails!

Download the EDS Wellness App today! Who is EDS Wellness? EDS Wellness is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization promoting health education, integrative healthcare, and wellness strategies for living well with hypermobility syndromes, such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), connective tissue diseases, and related comorbidities.   1. The EDS Wellness HelpLine is live! You can schedule 15-minute phone appointments, or send an email to Direct link to HelpLine appointment scheduling – See original post announcing the EDS Wellness HelpLine by going to 2. EDS Wellness has an App! Now available through iTunes or Google Play! Link to EDS Wellness...

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Integrative Healing Brouchure for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS)

The Integrative Healing Brochure for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) was a year-long collaborative project between Kendra Neilsen Myles, EDS Wellness, Dr. Clair Francomano, Charles Thorpe, Emily Telfair, N.D., and included the help of a professional editor and graphic designer. If you are interested in downloading or printing the brochure yourself, please send an email to, or submit a request through the contact form below. This brochure is copyright protected and may not be republished, printed, or distributed without permission.  All rights reserved. The final brochure PDF has been uploaded here, as well as on Wellapalooza’s website, and to EDS

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Wellapalooza 2016 is in less than two weeks!

Wellapalooza 2016 is in less than two weeks! June 10th-12th, 2016 We’ve had an influx of registrations over the last day and spaces are limited. If you would like to attend Wellapalooza 2016, or know someone else who may be interested, please make sure that registration is complete by Friday, June 3rd! Additionally, we are also holding a Physicians Learning Lunch in conjunction with Wellapalooza 2016. The Physicians Learning Lunch is on Sunday, July 12th, 2016 at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, MD. Dr. Afrin’s generously agreed to stay for all three days of Wellapalooza 2016. There are ample...

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Living with Chronic Pain – Tips and Resources for Managing Pain Associated with EDS

Living with Chronic Pain – Tips and Resources for Managing Pain Associated with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) Pain…just the thought causes me to start breathing deep, my shoulders tighten and I can feel a headache wanting to break through. Talk about a full on psychological/physiological response to just the thought of pain because I am writing about it in a blog post. Pain and chronic pain has been a part of my life since I was a kid. And managing chronic pain associated with EDS has become my profession. I can remember crying in the middle of the night asking...

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Another message from Dr. Lawrence Afrin – Thursday, July 20, 2017

Another message from Dr. Lawrence Afrin – Thursday, July 20, 2017

Another message from Dr. Lawrence Afrin: Thursday, July 20, 2017 “It has been brought to my attention that there has been much misinterpretation of my July 11 announcement.  There are several issues and misperceptions I would like to address. (1) My #1 goal my entire professional life has been to provide my patients the best […]