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Oregon Convention Center to Be in "Harmony with the Environment"

Oregon Convention Center To Be In "Harmony With The Environment"
Exhibit hall to be transformed by Feng Shui during 21 st Annual Meeting of

Naturopathic Physicians -- August 9-12, 2006

PORTLAND, OR -- A new look is coming to the Northwest’s largest convention facility. From August 9-12, 2006 many of the Oregon Convention Center’s (OCC) exhibit halls will be designed in accordance with Feng Shui (pronounced “Feng Schway”), the 3,000-year old Chinese practice of arranging one’s surroundings in order to achieve harmony with the environment, thus improving quality of life.

The Feng Shui design is the backdrop for the gathering of naturopathic physicians attending the 21 st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) (www.Naturopathic.org). AANP was founded in 1985 to provide alternative methods for healing human diseases and disorders than have been traditionally offered in the United States. Members of the AANP must have graduated from one of North America’s six accredited graduate schools of naturopathic medicine.

Naturopathic medicine is a system of medicine that assists in the restoration of health by following a set of specific rules. A basic assumption is that nature is orderly, and this orderliness is designed to result in ongoing life and well-being. This dependable orderliness is believed to be guided by a kind of inner wisdom that everyone has. This inner wisdom can be assisted to return a person to their best balance by naturopathic treatments.

The Feng Shui designer for the meeting is Cheryl Janis, a renowned Feng Shui consultant who is headquartered in Portland. Ms. Janis, owner of Sacred Surroundings, has fashioned her consulting business from a decade of experience in the design industry. She is also a graduate of The Western School of Feng Shui and has completed advanced studies with Feng Shui master Nate Batoon and has studied with energy pioneer Eric Dowsett. She and her team provide consulting services to a variety of clients, including apartment and loft dwellers, homeowners and small businesses and corporations. They practice one of the several forms of Feng Shui.


Ms. Janis will be setting up the exhibit hall and discussing Feng Shui principles on Tuesday, August 8 th and is available for interviews.

To visit the Feng Shui exhibit hall or schedule an interview with Cheryl Janis,

please contact Donna Krupa at 703.527.7357 (office); 703.967.2751 (cell) or email djkrupa1@aol.com. Or contact the AANP newsroom in the Oregon Convention Center, Room A-109, August 9-12, 2006. The AANP newsroom phone number is 503-963-5740.