Congressional Reps. Judy Chu and Jackie Walorski to Lead Bipartisan Congressional Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 29, 2019– The bipartisan Congressional Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus has been registered with two new co-chairs at the helm for the 116th Congress. Representative Judy Chu (CA-21st) will serve as the Democratic leader with Representative Jackie Walorski (IN-2nd) as the Republican leader, replacing former Caucus co-chairsRead …

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Webinar: Drs. Vanila Singh and Shari Ling on the HHS Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force

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It’s no secret that there is an opioid addiction crisis in this country and that opioid prescriptions have played a role in this epidemic. To the integrative health community, it’s also no secret that part of the solution lies with integrative pain management protocols. What you may not know isRead …

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Top Ten Ways to Celebrate Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day

With the more than 60,000 preventable deaths per year due to opioids in this country, the acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) profession needs to work together to get the necessary visibility of providing acupuncture solutions to the crisis. An easy way to elevate acupuncture to the status it deserves forRead …

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Chronic Pain: In Search of the Underlying Cause, By Emily Telfair, ND

Within my first few weeks of beginning naturopathic medical school at Bastyr University, I was introduced to a core naturopathic principle, Tolle Causam, or “Treat the Underlying Cause.” While the concept seemed to make perfect sense – of course my patients will improve when I treat the root source ofRead …

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America’s Pain Epidemic Needs Voices and Wisdom from Integrative Medicine

America has a pain epidemic. The symptom is opioid addiction. The solution? It lies within integrative medicine. It’s time to speak up because as solutions like the NIH HEAL Initiative (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) and this week’s JAMA opinion column on HEAL are released, it’s clear that something is missing. WhatRead …

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Chronology of Integrative Health Inclusion in Federal Policy, by John Weeks

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Front-Lines for Integrative Health, by columnist John Weeks | Note to Today’s Practitioner readers: You are doing the clinical work. Shifting the medical industry toward a system focused on creating health also requires organizational, institutional, professional and policy action. Some of you so inclined and engaged. Others of you pay attention.Read …

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Bipartisan Support at Inaugural Integrative and Health and Wellness Caucus

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WASHINGTON, D.C., March 21, 2018 – Reps. Mike Coffman, R-CO and Jared Polis, D-CO, welcomed members of Congress, their staff and healthcare stakeholders to an inaugural meeting of the new Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus to a standing room only crowd on March 15, 2018. The collective efforts of theRead …

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Call Now to Urge Congress to Advance Whole-Person Integrative Healthcare

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Today’s Practitioner is calling on our readers to support the Integrative Health Policy Consortium’s (IHPC) upcoming caucus in Washington DC. A few months ago, we asked for your letters to support Whole Person Integrative Healthcare Caucus. “We are so grateful for the thousands who wrote to your elected leaders,” said KimberlyRead …

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