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Open Letter to Barack Obama on Your $1.1 Billion Opioid Initiative: The Imperative for Integrative Medicine

John Weeks | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

Act affirmatively. Change the nation's therapeutic order in pain care. What a fine legacy -- for people in pain and for health care in the United States.

Confucius (and Mark Twain) Say: Boycott 'Health Care' and 'Health Care System' Unless That's What We Mean

John Weeks | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

I have a pet peeve. It's bigger than a peeve, actually. If I am right about what I am about to say, then I have both Confucius and the plain-speaki...

Chronicles of Health Creation: The Naturopathic Profession's Impact on Integrative and Functional Medicine

John Weeks | Posted 01.05.2016 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

I was called by a consultant to an institute associated with the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians to participate as an outside expert i...

Coming of the Light: The 2015 Integrator Top 10 for Policy and Action in Integrative Health and Medicine

John Weeks | Posted 12.23.2015 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

The Integrator Blog News & Reports annually marks the winter solstice with a Top 10 list in integrative health and medicine. The focus is on positiv...

Chronicles of Health Creation: Report Shares Successes/Challenges in M.D.-Led and N.D.-Led Integrative Patient-Centered Medical Homes

John Weeks | Posted 12.14.2015 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

Positive outcomes in patients with obesity and multiple chronic conditions are among the findings in an investigation recently reported out as "Protot...

Yoga for Body and Mind Health

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.

People often ask which yoga style is the best for reducing stress and improving quality of life. The answer is the one they will do every day and make a part of their life. Yoga techniques are many and varied. The key is to find a yoga practice that works for you and to practice it daily.

Ungratefulness

Alan Christianson | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

Be thankful. Express your gratitude. Keep a gratitude journal. Gratitude has become to mental habits, what eating veggies is to dietary habits. You've heard a lot about it, you know how important it is, and either you already do it, or you feel bad that you don't.

The Coming of the Light: Top 10 for Policy and Action in Integrative Medicine and Health in 2014

John Weeks | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

In 2006, I began publishing, on or near the winter solstice, an annual Integrator Top 10 list for the emerging field of integrative health and medici...

Chronicles of Health Creation: Joint Commission Issues New Pain Standards in Response to Integrative Medicine Team

John Weeks | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

A Nov. 12, 2014 announcement from the principal accrediting agency for health care organizations could significantly impact access to integrative pain...

Chronicles of Health Creation: Republican Win Strips Integrative Medicine and Health Leaders From Powerful Committee Roles

John Weeks | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

That integrative health and medicine would lose its top champion in the past 20 years, U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), was one foregone conclusion o...

Cognitive Function and Its Impact on Chronic Pain

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

We all know that pain can cause all kinds of issues with our brain function, including making it hard for us to think or behave as we used to behave p...

Chronicles of Health Creation: Gratitude to Integrative Medicine and Health's Retiring Champion U.S. Senator Tom Harkin

John Weeks | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

In the context of this grassroots uprising of interest, singling out the historic contributions of one person seems inappropriate. Yet for complementary and integrative health policy and inclusion, there is such a giant.

Chronicles of Health Creation: Is the Cleveland Clinic/Functional Medicine Partnership a 'Tipping Point' for Integrative Medicine and Health?

John Weeks | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

"If we can show that we have better outcomes and it's cheaper to take a functional approach, in the end, the doctors who adopt this model -- and their...

Can We Change the Course of Cancer By Treating Our Patients With Love?

Rose Kumar, M.D. | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Rose Kumar, M.D.

Medicine is at a crossroads, a gateway, where it needs to transform into a system that offers more love, and hope, and where exploration and education are honored as core values.

Chronicles of Health Creation: Exit Interview With Integrative Medicine Clinic Pioneer Peter Amato

John Weeks | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

After 17 years in the integrative medicine tough lands of coal country Scranton, Pennsylvania, Peter Amato is calling it quits with his ground-breakin...

Integrative Medicine Breaks Into Convention

Kate Solomon | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Kate Solomon

Until two weekends ago, I had never meditated, I don't regularly do yoga, and my go-to meal is typically french fries. When it comes to alternative me...

Tools for Fighting Prostate Cancer

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

By providing a nutrient-rich environment via our food and supplements and incorporating rest, relaxation, and exercise into our daily life, our body's ability to fight the negative genes in their expression are improved.

Top 10 for Policy and Action in Integrative Medicine and Health in 2013

John Weeks | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

In 2006, I began publishing annual The Integrator Top 10 lists for the emerging field of integrative health and medicine. Since 2011, these have shown...

Drawing Circles: Finding Meaning and Progress in Simple Things

Dr. Richard Palmquist | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Richard Palmquist

We are, each one of us, drawing circles by the process of our lives. We are born, take our first breath and then begin the process of taking from the environment and then transforming our talents, abilities and resources into a circle of created things.

Honoring How Powerful Consumers Known as Bravewell Implanted Integrative Medicine in the System

John Weeks | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

That alternative medicine is a consumer movement is well known. Less known or appreciated is how a powerful group of consumers shaped the movement to implant these alternatives into conventional treatment.

The Transformation of Health Care Is Well Underway

Christy Mack | Posted 11.07.2013 | Impact
Christy Mack

Change is always what motivates philanthropy, and Bravewell is no exception. We have been united from the start around a single goal: to bring about optimal health and healing for individuals and society.

True Health Care Reform

Christine Page, MD | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Page, MD

True health reform is not about spending more money, taking more drugs or having more tests. It's about a collaborative relationship between the patient, their body and health care professionals, all of whom are focused on what is best for the patient and not only on financial advantages.

Natural Path to Healthier Bones

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

If you can make healthy anti-inflammatory lifestyle changes along with having an astute integrative practitioner guiding you while you are being safely monitored by your regular doctor, you'll probably be happy with your bone health results in the next few years.

The World You Are Entering: My 2013 NYCC Commencement Address to Integrative Health and Medicine Graduates

John Weeks | Posted 11.04.2013 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

We need engaged people. Health care needs engaged doctors of chiropractic, clinical nutritionists, quality educators, engaged practitioners of acupuncture and Oriental medicine.

Beltway Battle Over Patients' Rights to Integrative Medicine and Health

John Weeks | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

At stake is the meaning and potential revocation of "non-discrimination in health care," Section 2706 of the Affordable Care Act. The requirement is due to become law in January 2014.