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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 Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

Underactive thyroid function is becoming alarmingly common — and is horribly under-diagnosed. The good news is that once it is diagnosed, it can be very easy to treat, and treatment can save your life in addition to making life worth living...

 

 

 

 

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by Norman Shealy, MD, PhD

Although not an ideal diet, proteins are the most essential of all foods. You cannot make DNA without them! You can make carbohydrates and fats from them, and of course most protein foods also contain some fat. In order of quality, the following is a good start...

 

 

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Submitted by Dr. Vikram - Edited by Dr. Tasneem Bhatia

Ayurveda originated in India long back in the pre-Vedic period. Rig-Veda and Atharva-veda (5000 years B.C.), the earliest documentation of ancient Indian knowledge, have references to health and diseases. Ayurvedic texts like...

 

 

 

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by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD,

I consider the benefits of most medications used to lower cholesterol (called “statin medications”) to be modest at best in those without known heart disease (called “primary prevention”). These medications lower heart attack death risk by less than 2%...Despite these minimal benefits, the relatively high expense (costing the health care system over $12 billion a year), and the aggravating pain and fatigue that accompanies their use in some patients, they are being heavily pushed — even being heavily marketed to pediatricians now...

 

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by Robert Pendergrast, MD

When it comes to a cancer prevention diet, or “anti-aging” or any other medical hot-button issue, the temptation is to look for and believe that there is a single magic bullet which will take care of the problem. It’s the same temptation that has led doctors and pharmaceutical companies to believe that single prescription drugs are the answer to medical problems with their roots in complex lifestyle choices such as diet...


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by Dr. Anika Al-Shura

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complicated system of medicine with more than five thousand years of history. What we know and how it is practiced today is based on organized research and practice during those thousands of years. The roots of this influence have spread internationally, running through all cultures of the earth...

 

 

 

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by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

Clinical experience, as well as research in nerve pain conditions such as pancreatic cancer, has shown that magnesium can be an effective treatment for pain. Although it is clear why magnesium can decrease muscle pain (it makes muscles relax), why it would help nerve pain was less clear. A new study on rats to be printed in The Journal of Physiology confirms our clinical experience that magnesium decreases nerve pain — while also pointing to how it works...  

 

 

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by Anne P. Jackson

Infertility is defined as a couple who has tried to conceive for at least one full year without success. It's not until one full year has passed that most doctors will begin the extensive testing necessary to find the reason for your infertility and any possible infertility cures that may be applicable...

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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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