Articles - Integrative Medicine

Reminder: The ABOIM’s Limited-Time Eligibility Option Expires in December 2016

The American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM) was developed by the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS) to address an important need. In recent years, integrative medicine has quickly become one of the fastest-growing medical specialties in North America, and the ABOIM was formed to recognize the leading physicians in this specialty through formalized testing and an extensive vetting process. ...

Food as Medicine

The concept of food as medicine has grown wildly popular in recent years as people are becoming increasingly concerned with what they eat and how it relates to their overall well being. Fast food restaurants have gradually shifted away from supersized meals and are instead beginning to offer more health-conscious menu items, and for one Diplomate of the American Board ...

The Benefits of Integrative Medicine

Imagine, if you will, what it’s like to go to a physician today. Typically, if you stop by the doctor’s office, it’s because you’re feeling under the weather and you need help diagnosing and treating your illness. This episodic care typifies the healthcare services that are offered in North America, and the system works well, for the most part. What ...

Eastern Medicine Meets Western Medicine

Integrative medicine is popular among many patients because it is, in a sense, a marriage between Eastern and Western medicine. Accordingly, a physician who specializes in integrative medicine does not promote one type of medicine over the other but rather utilizes treatments and modalities from both approaches to provide the patient with the best possible care. This professional is a ...

National Headache Foundation Recognizes the Value of Integrative Medicine

In a recent report, the National Headache Foundation outlined the clear benefit that integrative medicine can have toward treating and even preventing headaches. As they explain, there are many steps that patients who experience chronic headaches can take to avoid common migraine risk factors, and while modern medicine can certainly provide lasting relief against headaches, many patients find that utilizing ...

Why Should Patients Choose a Board Certified Integrative Medicine Physician?

There are many reasons why patients should consider choosing a board certified integrative medicine physician when they are looking for a specialist in their area. Integrative medicine is a specialty that combines traditional modern medicine with a variety of complementary and alternative techniques in order to provide the patient the best possible, most comprehensive care. Board certification is a trusted ...

Integrative Medicine Fellows: What’s Next After You Have Completed Fellowship Training?

If you are currently enrolled in an integrative medicine fellowship and you are considering the next steps in your career path, be sure that you research board certification through the American Board of Integrative Medicine®, a member board of the American Board of Physician Specialties®. Our Diplomates are recognized as leaders in an increasingly competitive field, and earning board certification ...

The World Health Organization’s Definition of Health Sounds Familiar

In 1945, diplomats from around the world came together to form the United Nations, and one of the first priorities of this new international organization was to develop a global health organization that would later become the World Health Organization. When drafting the preamble to the organization’s constitution, the first leaders of the WHO felt it prudent to include a ...

ABOIM Board Member Gerard E. Mullin, MD, CNSP, MHS Discusses the Relationship Between Health and Diet

Gerard E. Mullin, MD, is one of the nation’s leading authorities on the gut micro-biome. He has made a career out of educating the public about the benefits of healthy eating, and in his new book, The Gut Balance Revolution, he outlines a step-by-step plan that uses food to reboot, rebalance, and renew the gut’s natural bacteria to energize the ...

Integrative Medicine is an Exciting New Approach to Healthcare

Integrative medicine is a rising medical specialty that gets back to basics. While healthcare has increasingly grown concerned with new technologies, the business side of medicine, and the bottom line, integrative medicine tends to slow things down. Physicians who have dedicated themselves to this medical specialty don’t just focus on what’s immediately wrong with a patient. They take a holistic ...

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