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Live Better Now - Part 1

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, exhorts viewers of her public television special to choose the path to health. Whatever our health challenges are, she says, they can be improved through a comprehensive process that involves seven simple ...

Integrative Health is Redefining Medicine

Jeanne Drisko, MD, founder of Integrative Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a nationally recognized clinician, educator, and researcher in nutrition and integrative health, vividly remembers the turning point in her career. It was in the 1980s, and after years of practicing conventional medicine six or seven days a week, often on night call for a week ...

More Adults and Children Using Integrative Health Approaches

You’ve probably seen this in the unlikeliest place, perhaps the lawn of a city park or on a public beach – a group of people performing complex yoga poses, or a meditator, with legs folded, in deep concentration. If it appears to you that more Americans are meditating or doing yoga, that’s because it’s true. A nationwide survey shows that ...

What if We Knew Chronic Disease Could Be Reversed?

Seven years ago, Nicole Shorrock, MD, experienced a personal and professional crisis after her 37-old husband was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). Treatment of this chronic illness involved aggressive and expensive medication that, at best, could only slow its progressive neurological decline. According to modern medicine, MS is incurable. At the time, Dr. Shorrock, a pediatrician in El Dorado Hills, ...

How Climate Affects Our Health

Mimi Guarneri, MD, a founding board member of the American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM®), was interviewed in the April 2018 issue of Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal (IMCJ) about the effects of climate change on our health. Dr. Guarneri is the private physician of Veerabhadran Ramanathan, PhD, who is a climate scientist at the Scripps Oceanographic Institute, a chief ...

Physician Reverses Own Conditions With Integrative Medicine

Doctors are all healthy, and they rarely get sick. These are common misconceptions you may have heard before. The reality is that, while physicians may have all the information they need to keep their patients and themselves healthy, they often neglect their own health, struggle with work-life balance, and suffer from burnout. There is even a disturbingly high rate of ...

An Integrative Approach to Treating Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders, the most common mental illness in the United States, affect about 40 million adults age 18 and older every year. That is, 18.1% of the population! And although anxiety disorders can successfully be treated, research indicates that only 36.9% of individuals affected by it receive treatment. These numbers are even more staggering when considering the fact that individuals ...

The Role of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Pain and the Opioid Crisis

Iman Majd, MD and director of the Osher Clinic for Integrative Medicine at the University of Washington is a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM®), a licensed acupuncturist, and a family medicine physician pioneering the delivery of integrative medical services featuring acupuncture. He believes acupuncture can be a part of an effective treatment plan without opiates. Many ...

Integrative Medicine Is a Patient-Centered Model

Samanda Durand, DO, a Diplomate of the American Board of Physicians Specialties® (ABPS) and integrative medicine practitioner in Nevada, credits her patients for inspiring her to embrace integrative medicine. “I was seeing patients with lots of chronic conditions who were not only dealing with their illnesses, but who also had things like poor stress management, poor sleep, and sometimes pain,” ...

A Case for Vascular Dementia

Dementia is a disease characterized by cognitive decline, personality changes, and behavioral disturbances. Since Dr. Aloysius Alzheimer’s first description of dementia in 1906, several other types of the disease have been discovered. But Alzheimer’s disease continues to be regarded as the most common cause of dementia. Edward Senu-Oke, MD, a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM) and ...

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