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Is Integrative Health the Future of Medicine?

It all started over vodka martinis one night in July 2013.

Drs. Alka Gupta and Chiti Parikh had recently completed their internal medicine residencies and met on their first day of work at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. As they talked about ways to better support patients after discharge from the hospital, like offering nutrition counseling, they realized they had a mutual interest in integrative medicine, a field that focuses on the whole person (body, mind, and spirit) and incorporates therapeutic and preventive practices to achieve optimal health and wellbeing.

“These ancient traditions are actually very scientific,” says Dr. Parikh, who grew up in India…

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