INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE

What is Integrative Medicine? The Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine defines integrative medicine (IM) as "healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative". Integrative Medicine is a holistic alternative that makes use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies.   CAM therapies include, but are not limited to massage, reiki, traditional Chinese medicine, phytotherapy, yoga, shiatsu, biofeedback, chiropractic, hypnosis, homeopathy, naturopathy, art therapies, etc. This evolution in thinking has brought holistic alternative healing modalities to be included with conventional, mainstream medicine.  It is a growing practice in today’s MD offices to include a ND (naturopathic doctor) on staff to address the growing demand from their patients.  A Wikipedia definition renders integrative medicine ‘a combination of orthodox and complementary medicine’.   Dr. Andrew Weil, a leading proponent of integrative medicine, does not give an overall endorsement to holistic alternative medicine, but champions combining conventional and alternative therapies.  Overall, he is a proponent of the use of plants and feels they are safer and present fewer problems than some pharmaceuticals.  He has also written extensively about the healing properties of mushrooms.  In 1994, Dr.Weil founded the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.    One of the defining principals of The Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine is a renewed partnership between patient and practitioner which considers all factors that produce health, wellness and disease.  Their goal is to contribute scientific research combining complementary and alternative therapies with conventional medicine.   The Mayo Clinic home page notes that 40% of U.S. adults report using complementary and holistic alternative medicine.   According to the Nutrition Business Journal in 2009, the U.S. market for integrative medicine was valued at approximately 45$ billion. The Consortium for Academic Health Centers’ mission for integrative medicine is “to advance the principles and practices of integrative healthcare within academic institutions.” According to sdcms.org, some of the most common CAM therapies for adults include massage, meditation, yoga and an assortment of natural products.  68% of adults have used at least one kind of alternative or complementary therapy according to naturopathic-physicians.com.    All Things Healing promotes and supports integrative medicine with information updated weekly in article and video form. Visit us online regularly!  

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by John Phillip

Long known for its ability to regulate the body`s natural circadian rhythms, melatonin is rapidly emerging as a powerful agent in the fight against brain aging and neurologic deterioration...

 

Editor's Notes: I have used and prescribed melatonin for many of my patients for years with great success. Melatonin is actually a hormone and should be treated with respect. It is also a very powerful antioxidant and this article does justice to some of the new information about it.


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by Lauren Feder, MD

I'm 3 months pregnant and my doctor is encouraging me to get the flu shot. Is this safe for the baby?

Although we have all suffered from influenza (flu) one time or another, many people don't realize that the flu can be a severe illness...


Editor's Note: Dr. Feder does a good job of making you think in this article about the CDC recommendation of a flu shot during pregnancy. Flu shots contain mercury, yet they tell you to stay away from mercury ladene
d fish while pregnant. Mercury is a known neurotoxin that crosses the blood brain barrier (meaning it gets in the brain).

 

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by Mike Adams

(NaturalNews) The CSPI is reportedly suing Bayer over the company's claims that the selenium in its "One-A-Day" multivitamin formula helps prevent prostate cancer. It's rare to see NaturalNews actually siding with Bayer on anything, but in this case, I think it's worth pointing out that selenium is, indeed, a very helpful nutrient for preventing cancer...

 

Editor's Note from Shawn Tassone: The mineral selenium has been shown in numerous studies to decrease the risks of different forms of cancer. Mike Adams summarizes the pros and cons.

 

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by Cathy Wong, ND, CNS

One of the largest existing studies on yoga and weight, a 2005 report indicates that yoga may help protect against weight gain in middle age. The study involved 15,550 participants (ages 53 to 57), all of whom reported their physical activity over the previous ten years...


Editor's Note: Cathy Wong, ND, CNS, is a licensed naturopathic doctor and an American College of Nutrition-certified nutrition specialist.

 

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by Sandra Miniere, MEd

Do you think that your genetic blueprint is your destiny? I am fascinated by the “new science” called epigenetics (above the genes). Research is proving that gene expression, not necessarily your genetic blueprint, dictates your state of health...

 

 

 

 

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by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

Have chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, or even sinusitis or spastic colon? You probably have overgrowth of yeast or Candida. Though poorly understood by most physicians, treating this underlying infection can have profound health benefits...

 

 

 

 

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Norm and fellow experts discuss the heart versus the mind, the power of prayer, and the need for ritual.

 

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Editor's Note from Marsha Nunley: Here is an eye opening video on how much sugar we consume... this one starts with Coke. Click here for Part 1.


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Editor's Note from Marsha Nunley: Here is an eye opening video on how much sugar we consume. Be sure and tune in for Part 2 as well.

 

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Editor's Note from Myles SparExcellent lecture on the the health effects of sugar from a doctor at one of the leading medical centers of the US.

 

Editor's Note from Marsha Nunley: This is an incredible, eye-opening lecture that will change your mind forever. Robert Lustig, MD, explains how sugar and high fructose corn syrup are poison to our live, with effects on the liver similar to alcohol. We are poisoning not only ourselves, but also our children. You may never drink another sweet drink again.

 

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by Norman Shealy, MD, PhD

I have written before about the ubiquitous poisoning of the world. So did Rachel Carson many decades ago. Each decade it gets worse. Overall it is a toss up as to whether the world will ultimately be most damaged by the 550,000 chemical poisons released indiscriminately each year, or by nuclear contamination. I remember well national articles over 40 years ago about the carcinogenic chemicals in city water produced by chlorination of water...

 

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Use Natural Healing for Anxiety and Panic Disorders

by Luella May

When panic attacks occur, you might think you're losing control, having a heart attack or even dying." That is why it is common for a person experiencing a panic attack to feel that death is imminent. Fortunately, there are some good natural solutions to combat anxiety and panic symptoms.

 

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