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!  

Introducing Integrative Medicine
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Please Welcome our Replica Tag Heuer Featured Guest Editor of Integrative Medicine, Dr. David Hanscom, MD. Dr. David Hanscom, MD, is an orthopedic spine surgeon at Seattle Neuroscience...
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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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by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

Don't want to be one of the over 16,500 Americans who unnecessarily die yearly from arthritis medications? Although these medications can sometimes be helpful, natural remedies have been shown to be more effective — and very safe. In addition, they help heal your joints, as opposed to medications which may actually accelerate arthritis. Here's a six-week proven program to help you get relief — naturally! ...

 

  

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by Sando White
Cross-posted from WakingTimes.com

Over many years, the media and corporations have mounted a concerted effort to demean religious faith and to portray certain religious groups as dangerous to modern society...

 

Editor's Note: This is a very informative article about science vs religion. Religious exemptions are under heavy attack and parents rights to choose the type of healthcare is part of this attack. The Nuremberg Code (which I wasn't aware of myself) was established to keep this from happening. But it is happening. Good article !

 

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by Mark Rosenberg MD

It’s the holiday season and along with all the merrymaking we also have to be on guard against a bug that can not only put a monkey wrench in all our fun but make us extremely ill...

 

Editor's Note: Dr. Rosenberg provides us with some useful natural ways to boost our immunity in this cold and flu season. Most of these are low cost, easy to do and really work! I agree with most of his suggestions, except the flu shot.

 

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by Drew Kobb

We all want to improve our lives, to feel better—so why don’t we make the necessary changes to improve our lives? Probably because it seems a little daunting, especially when we compare our current lifestyles with where we want to be. It would be a huge adjustment for most of us to start eating as healthily as Gwyneth Paltrow or become as proficient in the practice of hatha yoga as Nina Dobrev. But you don’t have to get to that level of any healthy practice to live a healthy lifestyle...

 

Editor's Note from Sherri Carter: If you're looking for easy to implement ways to live a healthier life, here are some suggestions for you.

 

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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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