A discussion of complementary and alternative medicine in Cook County

Cook County Higher Education's June guest lecture will focus on complementary and alternative medicine in Cook County.

The discussion will be presented at 7 p.m. June 24 by Mona Abdel-Rahman, Kim Falter, and Margy Nelson.

Topics included will be non-massage bodywork options, acupuncture, herbs and supplements, and homeopathy.

Abdel-Rahman is a nationally certified and licensed acupuncture practitioner with an M.S. in acupuncture and Oriental medicine from the

American Academy of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine in Roseville. She previously worked as an RN for 22 years at the Cook County North Shore Hospital. Her clinic "Crescent Moon Acupuncture" is located on the lower level of the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic.

Falter currently holds a B.S. in biology from Northland College and

an M.S. in holistic nutrition from Clayton College. She works as the Wellness Coordinator at the Cook County Whole Foods Co-op.

Nelson has been practicing various massage and bodywork modalities for over 18 years. After having created and coordinated a natural medicine/homeopathy study group in Cook County that met for several years in the late ’90s, Nelson graduated in 2013 from a four-year professional training program with the Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy in Golden Valley. She is located in the lower level of the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic.

The guest lecture series of Cook County Higher Education is offered to the community free, although donations are appreciated. The series is sponsored by the Grand Marais State Bank, the Lake Superior Trading Post, Drury Lane Books, George F. Maruska Ltd., Mike's Holiday, White

Pine North, Como Oil & Propane, Sawbill Outfitters, Beth's Fudge and Gifts, and Johnson's Foods.

The lectures are held at Cook County Higher Education's North Shore campus at 300 W. Third St. in Grand Marais.

For more information call (218) 387-3411.