John Weeks

About John Weeks

John Weeks is a writer, speaker, chronicler and organizer with 32 years of experience in the movement for integrative health and medicine. the long-time founder/editor of The Integrator Blog News & Reports, a primary connective terrain for the diverse stakeholders and professions in the field and was invited in May 2016 to serve as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Besides his Integrative Practitioner column, he presently writes for Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal, the Huffington Post and elsewhere. He increasingly enjoys teaching and mentoring. He has keynoted, led plenary sessions, breakouts and offered guest lectures for dozens of organizations ranging from the Bastyr University to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the UCLA School of Medicine to the Institute for Health and Productivity Management, the AANP and AIHM to the American Hospital Association. He has consulted with insurers, employers, professional organizations, universities and government agencies at all levels. As an organizer, Weeks convened the Integrative Medicine Industry Leadership Summits (2000-2002), directed the National Education Dialogue to Advance Integrated Care (2004-2006), fund-raised the start-up of the Integrated Healthcare Policy Consortium (2002), and co-founded the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health, which he directed 2007-2015. In 2014, three consortia and others combined to grant him a Lifetime Achievement Living Tribute Award. Four academic institutions have granted Weeks honorary doctorates for his work. Seattle-based, he considers himself a particularly lucky soul to have worked remotely while living with his spouse Jeana Kimball, ND, MPH, and their children in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Puerto Rico for 6 of the last 15 years.
17 08, 2017

Chiropractic association joins campaign to limit unnecessary services

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by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) released a list of five tests and [...]

15 08, 2017

RAND reports high complementary, alternative medicine inroads in military treatment

By |August 15th, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports A new study by the RAND Corporation suggests that patients who pass through th [...]

10 08, 2017

Maine to begin National Acupuncture Detox Association pilot project

By |August 10th, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|1 Comment

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports The Maine State Legislature recently passed a bill requiring officials from it [...]

8 08, 2017

RAND-Kaiser team finds cost-effectiveness and savings via mindfulness

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by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports In 2000, David Sobel, MD, MPH, then a physician at Kaiser Permanente Northern [...]

3 08, 2017

Tucson naturopathic doctor serves MBSR program to 650th veteran

By |August 3rd, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|1 Comment

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports In 2008, Tucson, long-time Arizona naturopathic doctor Teri Davis, ND, told fr [...]

1 08, 2017

Homeopaths take crucial step with accreditation of practitioner certification

By |August 1st, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports The Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC) was granted “wheat” status in [...]

27 07, 2017

Leading yoga groups announce new era of collaboration

By |July 27th, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports In a July 25 open letter from the Yoga Alliance to members of the Internationa [...]

25 07, 2017

Integrative groups offer guidance for FDA on pain, opioids

By |July 25th, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|1 Comment

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports Last spring, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) joined the chorus of [...]

21 07, 2017

Naturopathic profession women leaders, annual gathering, and strategic directions

By |July 21st, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports The nation’s naturopathic doctors have had a fascinating place in the evolutio [...]

20 07, 2017

Minnesota “Center for Spirituality” re-named to honor integrative visionary

By |July 20th, 2017|Featured, News and Commentary|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports The University of Minnesota announced that it has renamed its Center for Spiri [...]

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