Articles - Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine is a Whole Person Approach

One of the reasons that Integrative Medicine is rapidly becoming one of the most sought-after specialties in modern medicine is that this approach to healthcare treats the person as a whole. Integrative Medicine specialists are focused on building a relationship with their patients in order to not only treat acute illnesses as they arise but also make recommendations to improve ...

Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label

In May 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that new changes will be implemented for the ubiquitous nutritional label that many consumers rely on when assessing the nutritional content of the food they find at the store. The biggest change incorporated into this new label is that it will now include a separate line that indicates added ...

Integrative Medicine & the Years Ahead

Integrative Medicine is a medical specialty that is growing increasingly popular across the globe. For many years, complementary and alternative medicine have been extremely popular among the general public, but have remained a source of skepticism and controversy in mainstream medicine. Yet, there was no denying that patients were often taking treatment into their own hands, relying on chiropractors, acupuncturists, ...

The Link Between Vitamin B12 and Long-Term Mental Health

Integrative medicine is a medical specialty that is dedicated to utilizing the wisdom of all global healing traditions.. Physicians who practice integrative medicine have dedicated their careers to identifying the best possible treatments to help not only cure their patients of various diseases, but also improve their overall wellbeing to hopefully prevent these illnesses from developing in the first place. ...

Integrative Medicine in the DOD and the VA

In recent years, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have begun to recognize the healthful benefits to Integrative Medicine, and have rolled out several new programs to both active duty personnel and veterans. At the American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM®), a member board of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), ...

Why is it Important for Physicians to Promote their ABOIM Diplomate Status?

Today, the importance of being board certified in your area of expertise has never been greater. Not only do employers value board certification, many organizations are actually beginning to require that their doctors be certified in their respective specialties. And, make no mistake, this is a direct result of the interest that the general public has shown in turning to ...

Approved Fellowships for ABOIM® Eligibility

To be eligible to pursue board certification in Integrative Medicine through the American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM), candidates are required to meet several eligibility requirements that were developed by the ABOIM in conjunction with the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS). One of the ways that candidates can successfully demonstrate that they have the experience and education required to ...

The Role of Meditation in Integrative Medicine

Integrative medicine is an increasingly popular medical specialty that emphasizes using traditional, complementary, and alternative medicine to improve the patient’s body, mind, and spirit. Physicians who specialize in integrative medicine not only treat illnesses and diseases but also work with their patients to try to prevent problems from occurring in the first place, and one of the most common types ...

Why Integrative Medicine is Good Medicine

Integrative Medicine has become one of the fastest-growing, most-sought-after medical specialties in recent years because it focuses on health promotion and disease prevention. The goal of Integrative Medicine is to not only provide treatment to sick patients but to also identify low-tech, low-cost methods that may be able to help prevent avoidable health issues from developing in the first place. ...

The Veterans Health Administration Recognizes the Benefits of Integrative Medicine

In many ways, the marriage between integrative medicine and the Veterans Health Administration makes perfect sense, so it’s no wonder that, in recent years, the VA has expressed a commitment to offering veterans access to integrative medicine professionals. Integrative medicine is a specialty that is focused on providing the best possible care to a patient by taking a whole-person approach. ...

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