Inside Look at Establishing an Integrative Health and Wellbeing Program

Editor’s Note: The following is from Alka Gupta, MD, and Chiti Parikh, MD, Co-Directors, Integrative Health and Wellbeing, New York-Presbyterian and Alumni of the Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University. Gupta and Parikh take readers through their plans, from inception to completion, to create an integrative healthcare programRead …

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College Students’ Familiarity with CAM Supplements

As parents increasingly turn to complementary and alternative medicine for their children, researchers pondered whether college students were more or less receptive to CAM. Would a history of use at home influence attitudes as they take control of their own health. These study results may surprise you about overall awareness

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Can You Hear Me Now? Improving Practitioner-Patient Communication

Doctor patient communication

One of the most useful tools in your medical kit isn’t the latest pharmaceutical, supplement or integrative therapy, it’s patient communication. A recent small study highlighted that when it comes to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), Americans report widespread interest and usage (30-53%% for adults, 12% children), but too oftenRead …

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Balancing Priorities and Relationships as Integrative Healthcare Providers, with Adam Perlman, MD

Adam Perhlman

Relationships, priorities, and a life worth living when serving as a physician Essay by Adam Perlman, MD, MPH, Director of the Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University. Relationships are a key component to success — and sometimes failure — not only on the job but also in one’sRead …

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Interview with David M. Eisenberg, MD: Integrative Medicine Research Pioneer

Interview by Karolyn A. Gazella and Suzanne Snyder  David M. Eisenberg, MD, is the Director of the Osher Institute and the Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies at Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Mass. He is also the Bernard Osher Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard

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Medical Words of the Year: Mindfulness in Medicine

Surreal is Webster’s Dictionary 2016 word of the year. From the Brussels and Paris attacks to the election, emotions were high and answers didn’t come easily. And, as we enter into a new year, the status of healthcare in American remains a bit of a mystery. If it were possibleRead …

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Want Dynamic Leadership? Find a Partner

By Bonnie Horrigan When conceptualizing the Leadership Program for Integrative Healthcare at Duke, a group of us were brainstorming what might make a leader in an integrative clinic different from a leader in a conventional healthcare setting.  We looked at the principles involved in integrative care and asked ourselves: CouldRead …

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PART II Integrative Leadership: An Embodied Mechanism for Transformation

Todays Practitioner, Digital, Medicine,

By Lori Knutson, RN, BSN In integrative clinical practice we hold that the relationship we have with our patient may be more powerful in the healing process than any one intervention. This is true in Integrative Leadership.   Relationship is the key to the embodiment of wholeness and the transformation ofRead …

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PART I Integrative Leadership: An Embodied Practice

by Lori Knutson, RN, BSN Integrative leadership is becoming a social imperative, especially when you consider the elements of Integrative Leadership in the following way: Integrative: “Serving or intending to unify separate things” Leadership: “Going before or with to show the way” Those of us who have been in theRead …

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Income and Education Linked to Non Use of CAM Therapies

Education and income are tied to reduced awareness and use of alternative medical options, say researchers from San Francisco State University. According to the research led by Adam Burke, professor of Health Education, practices like yoga, acupuncture, natural products and chiropractic medicine are less likely to be pursued among people

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