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Restoring the Heart and Art of Medicine

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

After years of frustration churning through this system myself, unable to help patients get truly better, I left the world of conventional medicine and entered that of integrative medicine, which draws from the best of conventional, complementary, and alternative modalities of healing. My own journey led me beyond integrative medicine and into a realm I call "slow medicine."

A Holistic View of Evidence-Based Medicine: of Horse, Cart and Whip

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Integrative Medicine is not an invitation to supplant evidence with wishful thinking. It is an invitation to a wider array of treatment options, and the prospect of effectively addressing patient need more of the time. Realizing such potential benefits -- at the Cleveland Clinic, or anywhere else -- requires both open mindedness and careful skepticism.

Maryland Governor Signs Bill to License Naturopathic Doctors

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

On April 14, 2014 in Annapolis, Md., Governor Martin O'Malley signed a bill to license naturopathic doctors (NDs), making it the 18th state to do so. ...

Spiritual but Not Religious an Oxymoron?

Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D. | Posted 05.31.2014 | Religion
Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D.

Many people have come to prefer different language to describe their religious beliefs and practices. This is because the word "religion" has accumulated negative connotations.

Citizens of Brooklyn, Take 1

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 05.24.2014 | New York
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

Brooklyn is home to some of the coolest people on the planet. It is the birthplace of icons, legends, infamous figures and notorious souls. To know B...

Integrative Medicine: Get the Best of Both Worlds for Your Loved One

Tory Zellick | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Tory Zellick

We live at an exciting crossroads in the world of health care. Ancient medical systems like Ayurveda and traditional chinese medicine are as accessible as modern medical treatments like pharmaceuticals and surgery.

Catherine Pearson

More Kids Being Treated With Alternative Medicine, But Is It Safe?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.14.2013 | Parents

Children with chronic health conditions are regularly treated with alternative therapies, according to a new Canadian study that suggests the use of s...

Top 10 for Policy and Action in Integrative Medicine and Health in 2012

John Weeks | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

Present action and policy are laying infrastructure that will inform and embolden participants into the future. Here are the Top 10 for policy and action in integrative medicine and health for 2012.

CFO Magazine Urges Fortune 500 Firms to Explore Cost Savings Via Alternative and Integrative Medicine

John Weeks | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

The big money in complementary and integrative medicine fields and their preventive and health-promoting focus that CFO Magazine's McCann notes is not in churning services. It is in saving money by limiting services.

An Amazing Alternative to Prescription Pills

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH I have a word for you: S-adenosylmethionine. A mouthful, I know. But maybe you've heard of it by its nicknam...

Joe Van Brussel

Entrepreneur Salves Alternative-Medicine Devotees

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 08.29.2012 | Small Business

This profile is part of a series featuring innovative small-business owners taking part in The Huffington Post's Entrepreneurship Expo, in Tampa and C...

U.S. Agency to Fund National Coordinating Center for Integrative Medicine

John Weeks | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

Any self-respecting, institution-building director of a federally-backed center with a title as encompassing as the National Coordinating Center for Integrative Medicine would be a fool to let that mantle slip when HRSA's $800,000 is spent down in two years.

To Fight Addiction, Feed Your Brain

Drew Ramsey, M.D. | Posted 09.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Drew Ramsey, M.D.

In my work with patients, I have seen how the 12-step approach can be very effective. But I have also seen that without dietary change an individual attempting abstinence and recovery is needlessly more vulnerable to relapse.

New Perspectives On Addiction And Recovery

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

For those scores of millions of Americans and hundreds of millions of individuals world-wide who suffer the consequences of unchecked compulsive behaviors, there is hope; there are alternatives.

Reprogram With Healthy Habits And Warm Fuzzies: Trumping Addictions And Compulsions

Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D.

Once established, addictions are tough to overcome, so it makes sense to learn about preventive measures as well as complementary treatments to improve the odds of quitting.

Does Acupuncture Have A Place In Addiction Treatment Programs?

Dr. Michael O. Smith | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael O. Smith

Acupuncture provides a foundation for recovery and psycho-social rehabilitation. It is a supportive component of a substance abuse treatment as well as in enabling job readiness.

Indian Health Service Includes Licensed Naturopaths, Acupuncturists and Chiropractors in Loan Repayment Program

John Weeks | Posted 04.07.2012 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

A bit of integrative medicine history was made last month when the U.S. Indian Health Service (IHS) quietly announced that licensed naturopathic doctors, acupuncturists and chiropractors would be included in 2012 in the IHS' student loan repayment programs.

Catherine Pearson

The New Old: How Mainstream Medicine Is Opening Up To Integrative Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.15.2011 | Healthy Living

When students elect to spend a month learning about integrative medicine at the University of Maryland, they study by working with the toughest, most ...

'How I Came To Embrace Alternative Medicine'

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

I wouldn't say that the cumulative effect of this experience has been to make me an evangelist for alternative medicine, but it has certainly moved me closer in that direction.

Catherine Pearson

Does The UK Lag Behind The US In Integrative Medicine?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.04.2011 | Healthy Living

In spite of recent cuts to publicly funded advertising campaigns, the UK has led the charge in effective public health campaigns aimed at promoting pr...

Questioning The 'Guardians Of Science'

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.31.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

So while I suppose I am indulging in some self-defense, I am far more concerned with defending science. Because the self-proclaimed guardians of science are denigrating it, every day.

Weekly Pulse: Vermont Poised to Pass Single-Payer

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: Vermont Poised to Pass Single-PayerBy Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Vermont is poised to abolish most forms of private he...

Training Haitian Healers: Father Fredy Stops By

James S. Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
James S. Gordon

Fredy is whippet-thin and angled slightly forward, a living emblem of his eagerness to share what he has been learning and doing even before the CMBM training begins.

Goodbye, Western Union? Overseas Remittances Now ATM to ATM

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Luce

Cash remittances allow people living in cash-hungry countries to receive funds from friends and relatives in cash positive-countries. Before the eart...