Two Real World Illuminations of Patients’ Experience of Healing and Health

John Weeks

Organizations connected to two of the most significant researchers in the movement for integrative healing and health, Brian Berman, MD and Wayne Jonas, MD, held separate events recently to announce reports that offer insight into patients’ experience of healing and health. Samueli Integrative Health Programs, which Jonas directs, examined patientRead …

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Mark Hyman, MD Interviews Mentor and Friend Jeffrey Bland, PhD

It’s rare to see either of these two men slow down long enough to be in the same place. In this interview, Mark Hyman, MD interviews his mentor and close friend Jeffrey Bland, PhD. On this week’s regular video series, by Drs. Hyman and Bland explore the topic: What theRead …

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Magnesium: Overcoming Challenges in Measuring and Addressing Deficiencies

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By Stephen Ashmead, MS, MBA / Magnesium, an essential mineral involved in many physiological processes, is a difficult mineral to test for deficiencies. Yet, many individuals are magnesium deficient and can benefit from magnesium supplementation. At issue is that magnesium deficiency does not have any easily recognizable clinical manifestations suchRead …

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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

Whole Person Integrative Healthcare

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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Support the Integrative Health & Wellness Congressional Caucus

NEWS: Representatives Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) and Jared Polis (D-Colo.) have jointly launched the Integrative Health and Wellness Congressional Caucus in the House of Representatives. In a statement, Polis called integrative care the “missing piece” for health and wellness, while Coffman said it is important for patients to have “all theRead …

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Can You Hear Me Now? Improving Practitioner-Patient Communication

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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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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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