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Integrative Ways to Help with Insomnia

Insomnia is a common problem. Heather Auld, MD, an integrative medicine specialist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM), says about 90% of the people she sees in her Fort Myers practice, SWFL Integrative Medicine, experience some form of the condition, whether acute or chronic. Defined as difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, insomnia is linked ...

How to Fix Your Gut Health

Marvin Singh, MD, says these are exciting times when it comes to understanding our digestive health. Dr. Singh is a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM®) and an integrative gastroenterologist in San Diego, CA. According to Dr. Singh, changes that we make to modulate our gut microbiome also modify gene expression.. We now understand that the microbiome can ...

Physician Board Certification: The Next Step for Fellows of Approved Integrative Medicine Programs

If you are a physician who has completed an ABOIM-approved fellowship in integrative medicine, the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) invites you to apply for board certification in the specialty. We are the only multi-specialty certifying board in the United States to offer integrative medicine certification. Board certification through our Member Board, the American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM), ...

A Passion for Integrative Medicine

“Leadership was my mother’s gift to me,” said Arti Prasad, MD, a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM). “She didn’t have much formal education, but she was a leader at home, in the community, for my family, and for my extended family.” Today, her mother’s desire for all her children to be well educated is an impressive ...

American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM®) Diplomate Vivian A. Kominos, MD, Explains Integrative Cardiology

In simple terms, integrative cardiology is good cardiology. It applies the tenets of integrative medicine to pick the most appropriate treatments for a person’s individual health benefits and disease risks. It employs conventional therapies such as percutaneous coronary interventions and pharmacotherapy when necessary, while including the less conventional treatments such as mind-body medicine, acupuncture, nutrition, exercise and spirituality. It looks ...

Integrative Treatments Can Help Relieve Digestive Ailments

Modern medicine is understanding more and more that the different systems of the body are interconnected and cannot be treated in isolation. Consider the brain-gut connection, says Michelle Dossett, MD, PhD, MPH, a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM) in a recent blog for Harvard Health Publishing. Your brain can affect how food moves through your digestive ...

Brad Jacobs, MD, ABOIM Diplomate in Integrative Medicine, on the Personal Experience That Changed His Opinion about Healthcare

When I look back on my life, I can recognize pivotal points that have made me who I am today. My exposure to the martial arts, for instance, showed me there was a different way to view the world. It led me to the understanding that we humans are energetic beings and whole systems, and that the perspective of conventional ...

Nutrients for Rapid Recovery

Exercise is one of the pillars of long-term health and wellness. But during strenuous workouts, whether it’s aerobic exercise or weight training, our cells consume huge amounts of oxygen in a process called oxidation, which can damage cell membranes and impair their ability to function. Muscle soreness, inflammation, and fatigue are all signs of oxidation. Hence, taking the time to ...

How Patients Benefit from Integrative Medicine

Over the last several years, as more people have embraced a healthier lifestyle, integrative medicine has surged in popularity.  Despite that, many patients who would benefit from its scientifically-validated therapies, do not quite understand what the practice involves. At the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), we welcome the opportunity to educate the public about this emerging specialty. In fact, ...

Live Better Now - Part 2

In Part 1 of Live Better Now, Mimi Guarneri, MD, a founding board member of the American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM®) and a board-certified physician in cardiovascular disease, internal medicine, and integrative holistic medicine, said that inflammation was one of the root causes and final common pathways of diseases. She also identified the 10 hidden causes of inflammation, including ...

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