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Closing the Gap on MS Care with an Integrative Approach

Dr. Susan Payrovi, certified in Functional Medicine and Medical Acupuncture, is the founder of TRUE Medicine, an online wellness program for people living with multiple sclerosis. She is a physician practicing Integrative and Functional Medicine at Stanford’s Center for Integrative Medicine. Currently she is a clinical assistant professor at Stanford University in the department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine.

Join us for a 4-week series, which will include discussions with Dr. Payrovi on Hormone Health for MS, Gut Health for MS, Autoimmunity Detoxification Support for MS, and MS Fatigue. 

Mondays - Virtually 11:00am – 12:00pm PDT 

  • June 3rd
  • June 10th
  • June 17th 
  • June 24th 

To register, contact: 916.453.7966 or [email protected]

Book Club

Join us in 2024 for bi-monthly book club meetings with the John A. Schafer, MD Multiple Sclerosis Achievement Center. Read/listen to all or a portion of the book and connect with others in the MS community to discuss or just listen in! The meetings will be held virtually via Zoom.

Book Club is free and open to members and non-members of the John A. Schafer, MD Multiple Sclerosis Achievement Center.

  • Monday, February 5th, 1-2pm = The Woman in Me, Britney Spears
  • Monday, April 1st, 1-2pm = The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, V.E. Schwab
  • Monday, June 3rd, 1-2pm = Swamp Story, Dave Berry
  • Monday, August 5th, 1-2pm = The Mine, John Crandall
  • Monday, October 7th, 1-2pm = Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty, Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe
  • ***Monday, December 9th, 11am-12pm = Fates and Furies, Lauren Groff

***Please note the time difference of December’s meeting

Virtual Yoga Series

Our upcoming Chair Yoga series, led by Gena Foreman, is an adapted form of yoga that makes it accessible to everyone. Gena has over 25 years experience as a student, teacher and mentor. Her classes are a balanced fusion of informed, conscious yoga postures with attention to breath (pranayama) and healthy energetic alignment. Her instructions are clear and concise, offering modifications to address injuries or the special needs of her students. Throughout her classes students learn yoga is not a “one size fits all practice” and that there is more than one way to be in a pose. 

The practice is done entirely in a seated position; no yoga mat is needed. It is best to have a comfortable, sturdy chair with no arms to give the body more range of motion, but one with arms will work, if balance is a concern. Please wear comfortable clothing.

Mondays July 8, 15, 22, 29 – Virtually 
12:00pm – 1:00pm PDT 

Registration is required and a ZOOM link will be emailed to registrants. Space Is Limited.

Registration fee for all four sessions is $25. Checks can be made payable to MS Achievement Center, and the registration fee can be mailed to: 

MS Achievement Center 
7777 Greenback Lane, Suite 108 
Citrus Heights, CA 95610 

To register, contact: 916.453.7966 or [email protected]

Writing as Healing

Have you ever considered expressive writing as a form of healing? Writing has been proven to have a positive, healing effect, and we are pleased to welcome John Crandall, author, educator, and artist, to facilitate this free writing workshop. Join us virtually to experience a creative, artistic, and confidential form of sharing the written voice.

Writing As Healing is open to members and non-members of the John A. Schafer, MD Multiple Sclerosis Achievement Center.

Every 2nd Monday of the month
1-3 p.m.