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Integrative Practitioner is the leading online resource for integrative healthcare practitioners and professionals, providing its users with access to the most up-to-date information in integrative health news, events, and resources. We aim to support the wide spectrum of integrative healthcare practitioners with educational and informative content that is relevant to their patients and beneficial to their practice. 


John Weeks, Integrator Blog News & ReportsDecember 2014 Round-Up:
Joint Commission Elevates Potential for Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Massage and Relaxation in Pain Care in Response to Integrative Team 

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News & Reports 

The Joint Commission has issued a  revised accreditation standard for pain that significantly elevates numerous non-pharmacologic approaches. These include “acupuncture therapy, chiropractic therapy, massage therapy, osteopathy, and relaxation therapy.” In addition, the new standard cautions clinicians to consider negative consequences of opioids as well as positive values when making treatment decisions ... Read More 



Free On Demand Webinar: Fighting Occasional Fatigue: Practical and Sustainable Solutions*

 James Greenblatt, MD

Recorded: October 20, 2014 

Fatigue is a familiar obstacle in daily life that can negatively impact work performance, family life, and social relationships.  Stress, inactivity, physical and emotional health, and nutrient deficiencies are among the major contributing factors.  As energy levels are determined by multiple physiologic and environmental factors, an integrative, comprehensive approach is prudent.  James Greenblatt, MD is an integrative psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer of Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA, and a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts Medical School.  In his 24 years of clinical practice, Dr. Greenblatt has guided countless patients to optimal energy levels, mood and overall well-being through both allopathic and nutritional strategies.  In this webinar, Dr. Greenblatt will present recent clinical research findings and practical solutions to relieve occasional fatigue and maximize energy levels in any patient.*

Learn - Network - Become inspired  

Make plans to attend the 2015 Integrative Healthcare Symposium annual conference. An event where over 1,100 practitioners attend to learn and enhance their practice, network with like minded practitioners and become inspired. Over the course of three days hear from over 50 renowned speakers cover multiple topics relevant to the integrative healthcare field.
Visit the event site to register and learn more.



Botanical Healing for Arthritis

With an aging population, fronted by the “baby boomers,” we are likely to see an even greater demand for anti-inflammatory and painkilling interventions in the near future.

The problem is that most over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription drugs are highly dangerous when used long term, which is the very nature of the conditions many people face. Whether they are dealing with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), osteoarthritis (OA), past injuries, or work-related wear and tear, reducing pain and protecting the joints are an ongoing issue.

And this is urgent business. Deaths from painkillers have tripled in the past decade.1 The reliance on synthetic COX-2 inhibitors has led to a dangerous cycle of dependence on medicines that only offer temporary relief at a high price to health. That is why it is critical for practitioners and all of those involved in the natural health field to promote a viable, effective, and safe alternative.

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