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.
19 10, 2017

“Mindfulness hype” challenged by integrative health researchers

By |October 19th, 2017|Analysis|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports While enjoying some positive feedback on an editorial I recently wrote based o [...]

17 10, 2017

Six acupuncture organizations issue white paper asserting value against opioids

By |October 17th, 2017|Analysis, Featured|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports Amidst the United States’ unabated crisis of opioid over-reliance, scientists [...]

12 10, 2017

Holistic Primary Care publishes dietary supplement quality primer for clinicians

By |October 12th, 2017|Analysis, Featured|1 Comment

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports Virtually all integrative, naturopathic, holistic and multiple other practitio [...]

10 10, 2017

Consortia seeks help disseminating pocket-guide on integrative pain options for conventional practitioners

By |October 10th, 2017|Analysis, Featured|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports The responses to the opioid crisis in the United States have been many. Yet, f [...]

5 10, 2017

Washington and Minnesota initiate acupuncture and interdisciplinary pain payment trials

By |October 5th, 2017|Analysis, Featured|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports The cornucopia of state-sponsored payment pilots opening doors for integrative [...]

3 10, 2017

Fake news and science denial greets Samuelis’ $200 million to UC Irvine

By |October 3rd, 2017|Analysis, Featured|1 Comment

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports Did you examine the substance beyond the media name-calling and charges of “qu [...]

28 09, 2017

Chiropractic group steers members toward full healthcare integration

By |September 28th, 2017|Analysis, Featured|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has announced a new brand. More si [...]

26 09, 2017

Association of Attorneys General urges insurers to cover integrative pain strategies

By |September 26th, 2017|Analysis, Featured|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports On September 18, 2017, a new and critically important voice was heard in the n [...]

21 09, 2017

$14 million integrative pain award to Minnesota Center for Spirituality & Healing-led consortium

By |September 21st, 2017|Analysis, Featured|1 Comment

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports The National Institute of Health’s investment in integrative pain care was jus [...]

19 09, 2017

Naturopathic oncologist honored with $250,000 Dr. Rogers Prize

By |September 19th, 2017|Analysis, Featured|0 Comments

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News and Reports Editor's note: This article was edited by the author after publication.  The m [...]

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