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Breathing: Three Exercises - Dr. Weil

Breathing: Three Exercises - Dr. Weil | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

"Practicing regular, mindful breathing can be calming and energizing and can even help with stress-related health problems ranging from panic attacks to digestive disorders."
Andrew Weil, M.D.

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Breathe.  Be in the now.  You're not lost if you're in the now.

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John Burik's comment, February 17, 2013 11:30 AM
It can also be quite anxiety increasing in those who tend toward panic disorder. A gentle word of caution is in order.
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Stress doesn't have to control you. By practicing these breathing excercises you can restore your balance, renew your energy and reduce the negative physical effects stress can have on your body and mind.

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How Self Reflection Will Set Your Course for the New Year | Ornish Lifestyle Medicine

How Self Reflection Will Set Your Course for the New Year | Ornish Lifestyle Medicine | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Self reflection on what has worked and what hasn’t can mark a starting point that gives context to the present moment and provides meaningful direction for our future path.
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Reflection is an evocative world. Starting the new year by thinking back and forward is a bit linear. Reflection is a 360 degree experience with overlapping ripples. This ripple is worth a visit.
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How the FITT Principle Can Lead to Better Workouts

How the FITT Principle Can Lead to Better Workouts | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
The F.I.T.T. Principle is one of the foundations of exercise, a set of guidelines that help you set up a workout routine to fit your goals and fitness level while helping you get the most out of your exercise program. F.I.T.T. stands for:
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Frequency

Intensity

Time

Type

 

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Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine

Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

Providing leadership in advancing integrative health through collaborative education, research, patient care and advocacy for the benefit of patients

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The Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine or OCIM is a collaborative formed between the National College of Natural Medicine, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University and University of Western States that aims to promote integrative health through education, research and patient care.

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Greening of Medicine: Tieraona Low Dog, MD

"If we really want to change the way we care for our people and our world, it will not be through the accumulation of facts. It will be through the changing of hearts and minds." - Tieraona Low Dog, MD, Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM)
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Change your heart and mind for the greater good. Change medicine and the world. Explore the AIHM Fellowship. 

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AIHM Interprofessional Fellowship (ABOIM Approved)

AIHM Interprofessional Fellowship (ABOIM Approved) | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Under the guidance of Founding Director Tieraona Low Dog, MD, a team of expert integrative clinicians has created the first ever graduate-level training program designed for clinicians across a wide range of professions. From day one, you will find yourself immersed in an innovative, interactive, clinically focused curriculum designed to enable you to quickly put into practice what you are learning. You will gain a new perspective on integrative models of care while working side-by-side with clinicians and faculty from a diverse group of professions.
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This fellowship program is approved by the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM). MDs and DOs who complete the training satisfy ABOIM Eligibility Requirement 7(1) and are eligible to sit for the ABOIM board certification exam.

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OFFICIAL Somewhere over the Rainbow - Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole

Uploaded on Apr 12, 2010
Download the Song: http://www.izhawaii.com/store

Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole's Platinum selling hit "Over the Rainbow" OFFICIAL video produced by Jon de Mello for The Mountain Apple Company • HAWAI`I

BUY THE SONG:
Official Website: http://www.izhawaii.com
iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/some...
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Somewhere-Over-...

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Ah, something sentimental, sweet, sad, hopeful, and touching to end this year and welcome the next one.

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Pema Chödrön | The Freedom to Choose Something Different

Pema Chödrön | The Freedom to Choose Something Different | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

Course Description

This course by renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher and writer, Pema Chodron, is designed to help you break free of old habits and negative patterns.

These lessons will assist you in accessing your ability to make better choices in your daily life.

You’ll understand not only what it means to be hooked to old patterns and habits, but also how you can go beyond them.

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When the student is ready the teacher appears.

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Restorative Justice Practices: Focus on Ear Acupuncture

Restorative Sentencing, Peace Circles & Peer Juries are well known tenets of Restorative Justice, but the use of ear acupuncture using the NADA Protocol has long been the successful secret weapon of forward thinking drug and alcohol counselors, lawyers, judges, and prison workers. This video was all shot on location in Oslo, Norway, at the 2015 annual meeting of the NADA USA. ,

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Injustice is a disease that threatens all. NADA presents a sane and sustainable step toward restoring justice for all.

 

Special thanks to Yvette Marie MIller, M.D.

Executive Medical Officer, Donor and Client Support Center

American Red Cross

9013-J Perimeter Woods Dr.

Charlotte, N.C. 28216

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AIHM- Consciousness and Healing Initiative Friday, Nov. 4, 2016

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Don't miss this line up!

 

Deepak Chopra, MD; Shamini Jain, PhD;
Larry Dossey, MD; Cassandra Vieten, PhD; Dean Radin,
PhD; David Muehsam, PhD; Ruth Westreich; Lauren
Evanow; Kirti Srivastava; Drew Dellinger, PhD; Mimi
Guarneri, MD; Rauni Prittinen King, RN; Beverly Rubik,
PhD; Neil Theise, MD; Richard Hammerschlag, PhD; Paul
Brenner, MD PhD; Dan Vicario, MD; Julie Yau, PhD;
Alessandra Colfi, PhD; Ping Ho, MA, MPH; Jan Phillips,
MA; Marilyn Schlitz, PhD; James Fox; Poonacha Machaiah,
MBA; Tiffany Barsotti, MTh; Sraddhalu Ranade; Emanuel
Kuntzelman; Robert Schwarz, PhD

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OFFICIAL Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole - "What A Wonderful World" Video

Uploaded on Sep 27, 2007

Buy the Album: http://shop.mountainapplecompany.com/...

Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo`ole's video of the worldwide hit "What A Wonderful World" produced by Jon de Mello for The Mountain Apple Company • HAWAI`I

BUY THE SONG

Official Store: http://shop.mountainapplecompany.com/...
iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wond...

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Wonderful-World...
http://www.izhawaii.com
http://www.mountainapplecompany.com/iz/

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This is a sweet reminder that we do live in a wonderful world. Let's cherish it all.

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AIHM-Annual Conference - Discount Code

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Janice and I will be volunteering at the conference all week. I hope to see you there! 

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AIHM 2016 Conference Brochure: People, Planet, Purpose

The Integrative Health and Medicine Conference of the Year

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Full Conference Schedule.  Profound gathering in San Diego where the best practitioners on the planet will meet and work together for the health and healing of all.

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Donald M. Berwick: What ‘Patient-Centered’ Should Mean: Confessions Of An Extremist

Donald M. Berwick: What ‘Patient-Centered’ Should Mean: Confessions Of An Extremist | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
An Extreme View

I freely admit to extremism in my opinion of what patient-centered care ought to mean. I find the extremism in a specific location: my own heart. I fear to become a patient. Partly, that fear comes from what I know about technical hazards and lack of reliability in care. But errors and unreliability are not the main reasons that I fear that inevitable day on which I will become a patient. For, in fighting them, I am aligned with the good hearts and fine skills of my technical caregivers, and I can use my own wit to stand guard against them.

What chills my bones is indignity. It is the loss of influence on what happens to me. It is the image of myself in a hospital gown, homogenized, anonymous, powerless, no longer myself. It is the sound of a young nurse calling me, “Donald,” which is a name I never use—it’s “Don,” or, for him or her, “Dr. Berwick.” It is the voice of the doctor saying, “We think…,” instead of, “I think…,” and thereby placing that small verbal wedge between himself as a person and myself as a person. It is the clerk who tells my wife to leave my room, or me to leave hers, without asking if we want to be apart. Last month, a close friend called a clinic for her mammogram report and was told, “You have to come here; we don’t give that information out on the telephone.” She said, “It’s OK, you can tell me.” They said, “No, we can’t do that.” Of course, they “can” do that. They choose not to, and their choice trumps hers: period. That’s what scares me: to be made helpless before my time, to be made ignorant when I want to know, to be made to sit when I wish to stand, to be alone when I need to hold my wife’s hand, to eat what I do not wish to eat, to be named what I do not wish to be named, to be told when I wish to be asked, to be awoken when I wish to sleep.

Call it patient-centeredness, but, I suggest, this is the core: it is that property of care that welcomes me to assert my humanity and my individuality. If we be healers, then I suggest that that is not a route to the point; it is the point.
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Compassion, common sense, lifelong experience - Donald M. Berwick is an unlikely extremist because he sees patients as partners. 

 

Hopefully the long slog toward of patient-centered care will change 'organized medicine' in a way that will give us all the ability to heal our selves with the help of doctors and institutions that recognize our humanity.

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AIHM Fellowship

AIHM Fellowship | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
The two-year program is a hybrid model that includes 1,000 hours in the virtual classroom with media-rich training, discussion groups, streamed videos and interactive web-based curriculum. Additionally, the program incorporates clinical rotations and three in-person retreats. Elective modules such as Integrative Pain Management, Nuances of Hormone Therapy, Integrative Strategies for the Cancer Patient, 21st Century Cardiology, and Integrative Pediatrics will allow each participant to tailor their training in accordance with their interests and their profession’s requirements.
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Hybrid program combines rich online options with hands on experiences. An interprofessional Fellowship for Integrative Clinicians. 

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How to Be Mindful When Life is in Flux - Mindful

How to Be Mindful When Life is in Flux - Mindful | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Uncertainty doesn't need to create more anxiety. Here's how we can embrace change, and a meditation practice for becoming more skillful with relaxing into the ride.
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Fine writing about a topic that never gets old. Metaphors to live by.
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The powerful secret of your breath -- Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Romila Mushtaq | TEDxFargo

Dr. Romie focuses on healing individuals with her unique “Mindset Matters” program.


A personal health and wellness life coach, Dr. Romie heals clients from around the country at the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine in Orlando, Florida. She also provides a wealth of insight via her website: www.BrainBodyBeauty.com and travels around the country teaching about the scientific and medical evidence behind mindful living.

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How to leave career burnout in the ashes and find a your way working from the heart. 

 

This is an amazing testimonial on what it takes to change your life and your work.  It speaks directly to my own life story. ~ Breathe

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Dr. Tieraona Low Dog - Home

Dr. Tieraona Low Dog - Home | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Dr. Low Dog is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of dietary supplements, herbal medicine, women’s health and natural medicine.
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Looking to touch base (or find a home) for healthy living? Here it is.

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Israel Kamakawiwo'ole: The Voice Of Hawaii

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole: The Voice Of Hawaii | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
The late Hawaiian musician known best for his ukulele-backed rendition of "Over the Rainbow" was a man with a standout voice and tremendous size. At more than 6 feet tall and weighing close to 1,000 pounds, "IZ" died when he was only 38.
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It's good to know more about Iz and his brief meaningful life.

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Thích Nhất Hạnh Mindfulness Practice for Joy and Compassion

Thích Nhất Hạnh Mindfulness Practice for Joy and Compassion | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

This course, taught by Thích Nhất Hạnh, a world famous Buddhist monk, poet, peace activist, and teacher, will teach you how to find happiness and access the “Kingdom of God” in the here and now.

You'll practice mindfulness techniques, including meditation and simple breathing methods, so you can concentrate fully and connect with all the life that surrounds you.

From breathing meditation to walking meditation, you'll learn how to touch the wonders of life to nourish and heal your body and reduce your suffering.

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Is the student ready?  How can you pass this up for just $15 dollars?

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About the Journal Club | AIHM: The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine

About the Journal Club | AIHM: The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
The AIHM Journal Club is open access, available online and comments on innovative articles in scholarly journals, books and current events for a global community of clinicians keeping pace with evidence-informed health and medicine.
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Potential articles are reviewed by international clinical experts. The AIHM Committee on Publications supports the journal club’s editorial independence.

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Free meditations from Mindfulness | Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World

Free meditations from Mindfulness | Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
All of the meditations on this page are taken from our book ‘Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World’. The book contains the complete 8 week mindfulness course developed at Oxford University. The sound files can take 10-20 seconds before they begin to play.
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Here's a find. Mindfulness audio coming from the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.  Many moments here.

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AIHM: Manual Medicine: Hands-On Healing in the Clinical Setting
Pre-Conference Workshop 10/29/2016

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All professions welcome.

 

The goal of this course is to introduce the use of
palpatory skills for both diagnosis and treatment
of dysfunction in the soma (body).

 

~ We've are patients of Dr. Kirisu and Dr. Mignosa -- This will be a great workshop! 

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Integrative Medicine Fellowship

Integrative Medicine Fellowship | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
The two-year ABOIM-approved Fellowship combines an online virtual classroom with in-person residential retreats and clinical immersion experiences allowing you to continue to live and work in your current location.
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Clinicians seeking an understanding of integrative medicine can find it here.

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Dean Ornish: Fear is not a Sustainable Motivation - AIHM - Timeline | Facebook

Dean Ornish: Fear is not a Sustainable Motivation - AIHM - Timeline | Facebook | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine - AIHM, Independence, Ohio. 19,505 likes · 217 talking about this · 33 were here. Integrative Health
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This brief video from Dean Ornish explains how physicians can guide patients to truly sustainable lifestyle change.

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March of Dimes Prematurity Research Centers

March of Dimes Prematurity Research Centers | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

Dr. Samuel Parry, Theme 3 team leader at the University of Pennsylvania PRC, in collaboration with Dan Huh, Ph.D. in the bioengineering department at Penn recently published a paper on their most recent breakthrough: a placenta on a chip. The new device is the size of a flash drive and is made from clear silicone.

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Remarkable work sponsored by March of Dimes.

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