Studies show that Millennials perceive the current healthcare system as hard to access, outdated and highly inconvenient. They seek personalized solutions and expect healthcare to be holistic, taking into consideration their physical and mental health as a system.
The embrace of unorthodox medical treatments is nothing new. Today’s popularity of alternative medicine—herbal supplements, acupuncture, tai chi, yoga and meditation—is predated over the past two centuries by a raft of unusual, sometimes absurd, treatments that inevitably spawned vocal and angry pushback from conventional physicians. But rather than drawing the vitriolic reactions that past medical movements faced, the alternative, holistic treatments offered today are being embraced on a broad scale by physicians, hospitals, medical schools and clinicians in every discipline.
Integrative medicine is an ecosystem of support for pursuing your own health and well-being. Inside that ecosystem is someone who cares about you.
For the Laidlers, the real alternative was to stop believing in miracles—and start planning for the future.
We’ve all seen the words “complementary,” “alternative,” and “integrative,” but what do they really mean?
This fact sheet looks into these terms to help you understand them better and gives you a brief picture of the mission and role of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) in this area of research.
When it comes to persuasion, Greek philosopher Aristotle set the gold standard in 350 BCE. Aristotle’s modes of persuasion have stood the test of time, and can be applied to various aspects of your communication efforts today to best engage patients, clients, and prospects.
When it comes to treating pain and chronic disease, many doctors are turning to treatments like acupuncture and meditation—but using them as part of a larger, integrative approach to health.
There are, I am sure, naturopaths who inveigh against conventional medicine, although I have met very few. Similarly, there are conventionally trained health professionals who are dismissive about all modes of care not involving some patented drug or technology. They, too, are uncommon — or at least I hope so.
The concept of integrating the best therapies to create a more holistic medicine is appealing to university hospitals, but this gift horse is hollow.
Two physicians combined Eastern and Western medicine, with an emphasis on lifestyle practices, under one roof at NewYork-Presbyterian.
The use of integrative medicine has greatly increased this decade. Addition of non-medicinal therapies and Western medicine brings faster results than any other forms of treatment. Besides, non-medicinal therapies are used to reduce side-effects caused by other medicines.
IntegrativePractitioner.com represents a collaborative effort between many generous and esteemed organizations and individuals who support the integrative healthcare model. Our goal is to support the wide spectrum of integrative healthcare professionals in becoming more successful in their practices in order to effect positive improvements in the current standards of healthcare, policy and to strengthen the common ground among all constituents.
Explore IM is a web-based portal designed to be an interactive resource for integrative East-West medicine. It is part of the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine's ongoing effort to facilitate the integration of biomedicine and Chinese medicine.
The nonprofit Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) convenes diverse stakeholders, including physician organizations, hospitals and health systems, health plans, purchasers and consumers committed to high-value integrated care that improves quality and affordability for patients across California and the nation.
Our vision is to completely transform the current disease-centered model of healthcare in the U.S. into a proactive, integrative & holistic medicine paradigm of healthcare!
Integrative Medicine Research (IMR) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed, subsidized open access journal focused on scientific research in integrative medicine including traditional medicine, complementary and alternative medicine, and systems medicine
Launched as a peer-reviewed journal in 2002, Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal (IMCJ) provides practitioners with a practical and comprehensive approach to integrating alternative therapies with conventional medicine.
Since 1992, Integrative Nutrition has been the cutting-edge leader in holistic nutrition education. As the largest nutrition school in the world, we educate and transform the lives of our students with the world’s foremost experts in nutrition and wellness like Andrew Weil, MD, Arthur Agatston, MD, Barry Sears, PhD, Mark Hyman, MD and Geneen Roth,
among many others.
Everything we do at Integrative Therapeutics is focused on helping integrative medicine professionals cultivate healthy practices – from the development of science-based nutritional supplements, to innovative, actionable resources and professional insights that have the power to inspire and enrich you, your patients, & your practice.
Journal of Integrative Medicine (JIM) is a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by Shanghai Association of Integrative Medicine and Shanghai Changhai Hospital, China.
ACIH envisions a healthcare system that is multidisciplinary and enhances competence, mutual respect and collaboration across all healthcare disciplines. This system will deliver effective care that is patient centered, focused on health and well-being, and readily accessible to all populations.
Advance integrative medicine and health through academic institutions and health systems.
Leading the movement toward heart-centered, interprofessional health care.
Advances in Integrative Medicine (AIMED) is an international peer-reviewed, evidence-based research and review journal that is multi-disciplinary within the fields of Integrative and Complementary Medicine.
Alternative and Integrative Medicine journal brings articles in all areas related Ayurvedic medicine, homeopathy, osteopathy, chiropractic, aromatherapy and anthroposophic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, traditional Tibetan medicine, traditional-medicine, complementary-therapy & mind-body-link on quarterly basis.
The mission of the American Association of Integrative Medicine® is to promote healthcare practitioners who are committed to their lifelong pursuit of providing care to their patients and the development of integrative medicine, which is the healthcare of the 21st century.
The American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating physicians and other health care professionals on the safe and effective application of integrative medicine.
The European Journal of Integrative Medicine (EuJIM) considers manuscripts from a wide range of complementary and integrative health care disciplines, with a particular focus on whole systems approaches, public health, self management and traditional medical systems.
The European Society of Integrative Medicine e.V. is an international association with the aim to facilitate the advancement of science, research, education and further training, to support best and evidence based medical care and to provide advice on policy in the realm of Integrative Medicine (the interaction between conventional and complementary medicine based on evidence based results).
The International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR) is an international professional, multidisciplinary, non-profit scientific organization that is devoted to fostering complementary and integrative medicine research and provides a platform for knowledge and information exchange to enhance international communication and collaboration.
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy is the premier peer-reviewed journal of scientific work for healthcare professionals, practitioners, and scientists seeking to evaluate and integrate Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) into mainstream practice.
NCCIH’s mission is to define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and integrative health approaches and their roles in improving health and health care.
Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine seeks to promote international communication and exchange on integrative medicine as well as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and provide a rapid forum for the dissemination of scientific articles focusing on the latest developments and trends...