by Deirdre Shevlin Bell
The Integrative Healthcare Symposium annual conference, held in New York City February 25-27, 2016, brought together integrative healthcare experts and innovators from around the country for 3 days of presentations and continuing medical education (CME).
by Natural Medicine Journal
To further the mission of making integrative medicine part of every healthcare discussion, Integrative Therapeutics has launched a collection of video interviews with individuals across the integrative medicine community.
by Karolyn A. Gazella
The 200+ attendees of the 5th annual Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians conference were presented with diverse content and experienced professional camaraderie during the event. An interesting mix of immunology, integrative research, and practical clinical information was dispensed throughout the conference held February 26–28, 2016, at the Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in Phoenix, Arizona.
by Leigh Arseneau, ND, FMP
The current standard of care medical model is a disease-based approach. Diagnosis and determination of appropriate treatment options are complex processes that require a move toward a more patient-centric model of care that includes individualized diagnosis and treatment. The functional medicine model requires a diagnosis, but in addition, an understanding of the unique mechanisms including predisposing genetic factors, biochemical and psychosocial factors, and underlying dysfunctions in order to prescribe appropriate evidence-based therapies to improve overall health. The purpose of this case series is to describe the potential benefits of implementing a functional medicine approach for various chronic, complex pain syndromes.