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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.
Clinicians, Heal--and Celebrate--Yourselves!
presented by James Gordon, MD
Like our patients, we must face life’s difficulties while celebrating the capacity for joy, peace, and inner wisdom we hold within ourselves. In this workshop, we’ll explore our own untapped gifts for self-healing as we discover the next steps in our own journey to greater personal health and professional contentment.
Free Live Webinar: Botanicals in Select Immunity Issues Affecting the Thyroid, Joints, and Skin*
Presented by: Tori Hudson, ND
When/Time: June 9, 4-5:00pm ET
Botanicals can have a primary and secondary role in managing immunity disorders. Some of these botanicals have rich historic traditions with generations of empiric use; others do have some modern scientific research to prompt our use. In many cases, botanicals may need to be used in conjunction with conventional medicines to effectively manage these conditions. *
Botanicals to be discussed include: Ashwagandha, Tumeric longa and curcuminoids, Green tea, Borage oil, Berberine, Beupleurum, Aloe vera, Angrographis paniculata, Rose hips, Leonorus cardiaca, Melissa officinalis, Iris versicolor, and Bladderwrack.
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Gain the Whole Perspective
Make plans to attend the upcoming Integrative Healthcare Symposium focus on: the microbiome taking place October 9-10 in Hollywood, Florida. Learn from leading speakers and take a deeper look into the topic of microbiome and how it impacts you and your patients. Visit the EVENT SITE today to learn more.
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.
MORE WHITE PAPERS & REPORTS
May 2014 John Weeks Integrator Round-Up
- Written by Super User
May 2014 John Weeks Integrator Round-Up
by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News & Reports
Three Federal agencies announced request for comments on Section 2706, Non-Discrimination in Health Care: respond by June 1
In a document that is "a request for information regarding provider non-discrimination," the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury are requesting comments on all aspects of the interpretation of section 2706, the Non-Discrimination in Healthcare section. The request comes following the inter-governmental disputes on interpretation in which U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) chastised HHS for violating Congressional intent. (These are captured in Beltway Battle Over Patients' Rights to Integrative Medicine and Health.) The request states that it "includes but is not limited to comments on access, costs, other federal and state laws, and feasibility."
May 2015 John Weeks Integrator Round-Up
- Written by Lindsay Aouled Ezzine
PERSPECTIVES NEEDED: Comment Periods End for NCCIH Research Strategy and HHS Pain Strategy
Strategies are on the table for the two of the areas that most influence the future of integrative health and medicine. The first is the 2016 Strategy for the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health with comments due May 18. The second is the Health and Human Services' National Pain Strategy with comments due May 20.