Beachwood Educational Events

'Alternative Medicine for Pain'

friday, september 29, 2017

Networking: 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Presentation: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Objective: In this session, participants will examine the epidemic of opioid addiction and alternative therapies in pain management. Dr. Welches will explore culture's over-reliance on narcotics, tolerance and rebound pain. Participants will explore a variety of techniques that can be used in pain management and effectively lead to a better life. Some techniques to be discussed include acupuncture, osteopathic manipulation therapy and lifestyle modification. Participants will learn:

  • Disadvantages of present pain management
  • A variety of alternative therapeutic approaches
  • The application of these techniques as part of a pain management program

William Welches D.O., Ph.D.
Dr. Welches, a graduate of St. Louis University, the University of Illinois and the Ohio University School of Osteopathic Medicine, is an accomplished staff physician in the Department of Pain Management at the Cleveland Clinic. He is an active member of the American Osteopathic Association, The Cranial Academy, the Ohio Association of Osteopathic Medicine, the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture and the American Medical Association. Dr. Welches also teaches pain management to nurses, medical students and practicing physicians. Dr. Welches has written multiple articles that have been published and is a contributor to myriad books and abstracts. 

Glenbeigh Outpatient Center of Beachwood
3789 B South Green Road
Beachwood, Ohio 44122

This professional presentation is offered at no cost as part of Glenbeigh's community benefit initiative. 

Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by calling 216-464-5800 or by email to

1.5 Continuing education credit hours have been approved by:

  • The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board
  • The Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board
  • The Employee Assistance Certification Commission



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