- Digital Summit
By 2025, projections indicate that up to 80% of US children will be diagnosed with a chronic disease.
In this webinar, Dr. Song explores the alarming trends in childhood autoimmune disease, effective prevention strategies, and the five steps to healing.
When it comes to eye health, many patients don’t pursue care until something goes wrong and they need an ophthalmologist for treatment. From a practitioner standpoint, conventional eye care focuses mostly on addressing acute symptoms, correcting impairments with a prescription and updating annually until vision changes slow or disease develops requiring surgery. Natural, preventative approaches in the eye care world are lesser known.
In light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many patients are tuned in to the importance of building immune system resilience. Whether someone is considered at-risk or simply wants to maintain their health, there are several steps practitioners can suggest to put patients in the best position to prevent or overcome illness, and achieve optimal health throughout life.
Many patients struggle optimizing their mental health and managing chronic stress. Beyond the mental, emotional, and spiritual health implications are the many physical manifestations that can affect an individual’s ability to both function and thrive.
In this case report, we review a patient struggling with chronic stress. Featuring expert perspectives from Peter Bongiorno, ND, LAc, Julie Luzarraga, LCSW, and Bill Reddy, LAc, DiplAc, this report highlights integrative and natural approaches to evaluating and managing mental health and chronic stress, as well as strategies to promote long-term health.
Obesity is one of the most common chronic conditions presenting in integrative healthcare practice. Over 93.3 million Americans are considered obese by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and obesity can lead to several serious conditions, including heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.
Autoimmune diseases affect millions of Americans each year, with a higher prevalence of cases occurring in women. Conditions like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis have debilitating symptoms, but all too often go misdiagnosed or undiagnosed altogether, or are completely mismanaged in conventional medical approaches.
The data compels us as practitioners to deepen our understanding of toxins and their impact on disease, as well as the body’s capacity to heal and detoxify. This resource will review epidemiological information and clinical indications to help clinicians understand what role detoxification plays in patient care. It will also provide insight into common modalities and treatment strategies used to help patients navigate the environmental burdens that often remain invisible yet are influential in the many facets of health.
The integrative healthcare community prides itself on being interdisciplinary. While this includes medical doctors and osteopathic doctors, it also includes chiropractors, naturopathic doctors, registered nurses, licensed acupuncturists, registered dieticians, and everyone in between. Credentials overlap, compete, and sometimes contradict one another. Certifications often do the same. Beyond that, scores of new credentials and certifications are developed and released every year that align with the continuous advancements in the greater healthcare industry. Figuring out what the scores of post-nominal letters mean, what they certify, and how they affect patient care can seem an overwhelming if not impossible feat.
The healthcare industry in the United States—and the laws and policies that regulate the system—was challenged like never before with the advent of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
In previous years, the purpose of this annual update was to summarize the past year’s successes, challenges, and progress in integrative healthcare policy on the national level. However, much like the rest of 2020, which became largely defined by both COVID-19 and ongoing political uncertainty, our update this year has taken a vastly different shape. While we continued to highlight policy that directly impacts integrative medicine, we felt it would be a disservice if we did not feature the initiatives and mandates that target the broader healthcare industry. Therefore, you’ll find many of the items we included affect not only alternative and complementary medicine practitioners but conventional medicine providers as well.