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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.
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Webinar: Using The Functional Medicine Matrix
The matrix is the fundamental tool used by Functional Medicine practitioners to assess a patient's health and wellness, or to address a specific disease state. In this webinar, Dr. Pizzorno will teach how to apply the principles of Functional Medicine and apply the key elements of the Functional Medicine matrix in clinical practice.
Webinar: Using The Functional Medicine Matrix
December 4, 2008 12:00 pm -1:00 pm (EST)
Joseph Pizzorno, Jr., ND, appointed by President Clinton in December 2000 to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy and by President Bush’ administration to the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee in November 2002, is one of the world’s leading authorities on science-based natural medicine. A physician, educator, researcher and expert spokesperson, Dr. Pizzorno is founding president of Bastyr University. In 1996, he was appointed to the Seattle/King County Board of Health and the founding board of directors of the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia. In 2002, he became the founding editor of Integrative Medicine: A Clinicians Journal. He has been licensed as a naturopathic physician in Washington State since 1975. Dr. Pizzorno has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors. In 2003, the American Holistic Medical Association recognized him as a “Pioneer in Holistic Medicine” and in 2004, the Institute for Functional Medicine honored him with the Linus Pauling Award.
Dr. Pizzorno is the author of Total Wellness and co-author of the internationally acclaimed Textbook of Natural Medicine, Handbook of Natural Medicine, Natural Medicine Instructions for Patients, best-selling Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (1,000,000 copies in six languages), Natural Medicine For the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer and recently released Encyclopedia of Healing Foods.