Category Archives: integrative medicine

Compassion in Health Care

I am helping to organize a conference on October, 25th in Greenville, SC, USA on the role of compassion in healthcare. The meeting is jointly sponsored by the Greenville Health System, Clemson University and Furman University. We have a great … Continue reading

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Yoga and Gene Expression

I have practiced yoga nearly daily for the past 4 years. I have seen the effect that this has made in my own life both physically and psychologically. Yoga was the cornerstone of my recovery from cervical disc rupture and … Continue reading

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You’ve Got To Watch This Video

Mark Bertolini, Chairman and CEO of Aetna on CNBC “Squawk Box” discusses his experience dealing with injury and the role that mindfulness meditation, yoga, craniosacral therapy, accupuncture and naturopathy have had on his recovery. The initial segment is about the … Continue reading

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Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare

If you haven’t already seen this award winning documentary, you will have your chance this Sunday March 10th, at at 8 pm EDT. CNN has acquired broadcast rights and will air the film along with a 30 minute discussion with … Continue reading

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Dean Ornish TEDx

Dr. Dean Ornish, Professor of Preventive Medicine at the University of California San Francisco and one of the giants in the revolution in medicine that we call integrative medicine, recently delivered this lecture at TEDx San Francisco Dr. Ornish offers … Continue reading

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Mindfulness in Medical School

Seated, cross-legged on the floor of gate 35A, Washington National Airport, life swirls chaotically by while 10 minutes of mindfulness meditation preserves equanimity, calmness and open heartedness. Mindfulness, or voluntary, non-judgmental awareness in the moment is a human trait which … Continue reading

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Healing Goddess

Pamela Wible is my hero. A family physician in Eugene, Oregon, she had grown despondent about the practice of medicine which dehumanized both her and her patients. After ten years on the treadmill, I was tired of being rude to … Continue reading

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