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Mission & Vision › The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education ‹

Mission & Vision › The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education ‹ | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

CCARE investigates methods for cultivating compassion and promoting altruism within individuals and society through rigorous research, scientific collaborations, and academic conferences. In addition, CCARE provides a compassion cultivation program and teacher training as well as educational public events and programs.

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Stanford's center has deep resources! 

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ozziegontang's curator insight, March 20, 2013 2:12 PM

As mentioned by Dennis O'Connor: The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education is a center for deep resources.

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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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Integrative Health Policy Consortium » Section 2706

Integrative Health Policy Consortium » Section 2706 | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Section 2706 of the Affordable Care Act
“Non-Discrimination in Health Care”

This important provision of the ACA was created to end discrimination by insurers against licensed health care providers who provide services within their scope of practice. That includes the community of complementary and integrative healthcare providers across the country represented by IHPC’s Partners for Health.
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Drive insurance reform to cover integrative practices.  Be aware of Section 2706. 

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Telesangha

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You wake up, roll out of bed and start your morning routine. Its 6:55am and you know at 7am your phone is going to ring. This is the time you committed to honoring your meditation practice. You settle into your meditation cushion and take a couple breaths. 7am your phone rings, you answer and are instantly connected to your meditation teacher, and eight others that have made the same commitment to meditating daily. This is your daily meditation group. You place the phone on speaker and set it off to the side. You follow the instruction as your teacher guides you through a secular mindful meditation. Your teacher and group are there to support you - providing structure, inspiration and accountability as you overcome the various stages of habit formation. You remember when you first started how difficult it was but now how this time is sacred and a time you cherish daily.
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This is a phone supported meditation program that links you to a live teacher in a small (on the phone) cohort.  Interesting concept!

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WHO calls for urgent action to protect health from climate change – Sign the call

WHO calls for urgent action to protect health from climate change – Sign the call | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
WHO calls on the global health community to add its voice to the call for a strong and effective climate agreement, that will save lives, both now and in the future.
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This was called to my attention by a post on the AIHM twitter feed.  Sign the Call!

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Ambient Radio Station Online 24/7: Music For Relaxation, Meditation, Study, Sleep, Stress Relief

Ambient Radio Station Online 24/7: Music For Relaxation, Meditation, Study, Sleep, Stress Relief
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Make the background music & video your foreground... for just a little bit of precious time?

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Healthcare is About to Be Awesome | ABUNDANCE

There’s a global shortage of doctors and our healthcare system is increasingly becoming a sick-care system. Personalized devices with networked sensors wil
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"The future is a lot healthier than you think." ~ Diamandis
I'd add to this good news video that the the technologies Peter Diamandis describes will be used to enhance and connect the mindfulness of everyone on the planet.

What kind of future do you believe in?
 

 

 

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Timeline | The New Medicine

Timeline | The New Medicine | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Plato may have said it best thousands of years ago: "The great error of our day in the treatment of humans is that some physicians separate treatment of psyche from treatment of body."
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From ancient Egypt to right NOW this interactive timeline will help you take the long view on wellness and help you understand the origins of 'integrative medicine'.

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Learn Mindfulness & Meditation from 31 World Class Experts FREE

Learn Mindfulness & Meditation from 31 World Class Experts FREE | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
The Mindfulness Summit is a not-for-profit project with a mission to make mindfulness mainstream. We’re making high quality mindfulness training accessible to everyone and supporting mindfulness based charities at the same time.
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We have the most powerful communication system in the history of the world at our fingertips.  It is time to locate and evaluate the voices in the stream that speak to us. The mindfulness summit helps filter out the noise and focus on ideas powering mindfulness as a way of living.

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A Good Day (audio) - Gratefulness.org

A Good Day (audio) - Gratefulness.org | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Br. David sat down one morning and spontaneously spoke these words to an imagined audience. Gary Malkin composed the music to accompany this meditation.
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This 5 minute audio made my day.

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Biofield Science Healing: An Emerging Frontier

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Dig into the science. This paper creates a context and identifies researchers and practitioners who are questing for understanding.  Excellent bibliography.  

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Consciousness and Healing Initiative - CHI

Consciousness and Healing Initiative - CHI | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
The Consciousness and Healing Initiative (CHI) is a collaborative accelerator to forward the transdisciplinary science and real-world application of consciousness and healing practices. CHI fosters a social movement to place health and healing at the center of our personal and global consciousness, in order to build healthier societies and sustainable stewardship of our planet.
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Biofield Sciences are the fringe for some and the transformative edge for others.  I've struggled with these concepts despite the evidence of my own senses. This field of study represents the ultimate integrative approach. Time to dig into the science.

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Neuroscience Summit

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How to Change Your Brain for
Better Relationships, Accelerated Learning,
and Increased Happiness

Broadcasting Daily  May 10 - 19th

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Free recordings of the presentations are available for 24 hours.

 

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Dr. Dan Siegel - Books - Parenting From The Inside Out

Dr. Dan Siegel - Books - Parenting From The Inside Out | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
How many parents have found themselves thinking: I can't believe I just said to my child the very thing my parents used to say to me! Am I just destined to repeat the mistakes of my parents? In Parenting from the Inside Out, child psychiatrist Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and early childhood expert Mary Hartzell, M.Ed., explore the extent to which our childhood experiences actually do shape the way we parent.
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Just downloaded this book with my audible account.  Time to walk, listen and think.  Special thanks to Annette Schmeling for the recommendation. 

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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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Nancy Sudak, MD: On Unifying the Voices of Integrative Practice

Nancy Sudak, MD: On Unifying the Voices of Integrative Practice | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
The goal of the Academy is to offer a unified voice for all health professionals interested in integrative health and medicine. People were often confused about the difference between AHMA, which was a membership organization for integrative holistic medicine, and the ABIHM, which was the separate certification entity. As the ABIHM board, by and for MDs and DOs, the mission was more narrow than they wanted it to be as the years went on. When the opportunity arose to create the Academy–with a much broader vision of creating health and wellness on a global scale and the opportunity to join hands with other health professionals to put both health and care back into health care–that felt much more resonant with the purpose that both organizations’ boards sought. Coming together made complete sense because we are now, as the Academy, a global organization for health professionals with key goals of education, membership, leadership, and advocacy.
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As a patient,  I want to see all medical practitioners become fully immersed in the integrative approach to health.  San Diego is a good place to be a human seeking a healthy life! 

 

This year's AIHM Conference is " “People, Planet, Purpose: Global Practitioners United in Health and Healing.” That conference is going to be offered in San Diego at Paradise Point from October 24 through October 29.

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Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn's Benefit for Mindful Schools: The Role of Mindfulness in Education

This is a recording of "The Role of Mindfulness in Education", a benefit for Mindful Schools (www.mindfulschools.org) by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at UC Berkeley'
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Listen to Zinn!

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Jon Kabat-Zinn is always worth the focus it takes to really listen.

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The Best Meditation Apps

The Best Meditation Apps | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
What you’ll find below is the best of what’s available now on iTunes and Google Play. We focused on apps that have a human feel, with voices offering instruction and guided meditation. The following apps feature real people whose experience is apparent and who have a good bedside manner.
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Some see the cell phone as an enemy.  It intrudes and can shatter mindful moments. Of course you can put your phone on airport mode and fly away anytime you wish.

 

Better yet use the technology to set a pattern of mindful meditation.  Here's a review from Outside magazine of "Best" mediation apps.  There's a strong selection here.

 

Take a moment.  Find the Time.  Give it a try.

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Jon Kabat-Zinn: Listening is an Act of Love

Bestselling author and researcher Jon Kabat-Zinn explores how mindfulness-based stress reduction can help you to go beyond the self, to identify and alleviate suffering in others.

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One of many videos that can open minds to the possibilities waiting to be discovered.

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Peter Diamandis: Why the World Is Better Than You Think in 10 Powerful Charts

Peter Diamandis: Why the World Is Better Than You Think in 10 Powerful Charts | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

Peter Diamandis: "...And because your mindset matters a lot, my purpose of my work and this post is to share with you the data supporting the positive side of the equation and to give you insight to some fundamental truths about where humanity really is going...

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We are bathed in commercial news media that specializes in bad news.  I'm learning to build filters that channel the good news into the heart of if all.  Here's a news source worth noticing.

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AHMA Connection Sessions: Mimi Guarneri

Stream AHMA Connection Sessions: Mimi Guarneri by American Holistic Medical from desktop or your mobile device
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Following Mimi Guarneri leads you to so much insight and wisdom. 

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James Doty — The Magic Shop of the Brain

James Doty — The Magic Shop of the Brain | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Brain surgeon James Doty is on the cutting edge of our knowledge of the brain and the heart: how they talk to each other; what compassion means in the body and in action; and how we can reshape our lives and perhaps our species.
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Audio overview of James Doty's life and work.

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Randomized Control Trials: Biofield Theraphies

Randomized Control Trials: Biofield Theraphies | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

Overall results regarding the benefits of non-physical touch ("hands-off") biofield therapies in these 28 Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) of this systematic review are shown below. Benefits of biofield therapy, based on researcher-reported results of Primary (main) outcomes, are indicated by Color.


Each RCT Article is available by clicking its representative circle.

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Hands Off Therapies? RCTs (Randomized Controlled Trials) may help me see (and feel) the light. 

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Balance and Fall Prevention Class

Taught by Dr. Roger Mignosa, physical medicine & rehabilitation
physician, exercise physiologist, and former All-American Triathlete. 619-548-8815

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Ben Franklyn had it right.  “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” 

 

When's the last time you took a fall?  Fear, anger, regret and pain when the shock wears off; that's what I recall. But I didn't think to get training to prevent it all from happening again.

 

That's why my wife Jan and I are taking this class.

 

We know the high quality of care, attention, and expertise Dr. Mignosa provides.  No More Falls! Hope to see you at the class!

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How to read the genome and build a human being

How to read the genome and build a human being | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Secrets, disease and beauty are all written in the human genome, the complete set of genetic instructions needed to build a human being. Now, as scientist and entrepreneur Riccardo Sabatini shows us, we have the power to read this complex code, predicting things like height, eye color, age and even facial structure — all from a vial of blood. And soon, Sabatini says, our new understanding of the genome will allow us to personalize treatments for diseases like cancer. We have the power to change life as we know it. How will we use it?
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When asked, "Do you want to know your genes?"  What do you answer?  Is it better to know or not know? 

 

I like this response to the question: "How will I (we) use it?"

 

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VIP NeuroRehab - San Diego Spinal Cord Injury, MS, CP, & Stroke Center

VIP NeuroRehab - San Diego Spinal Cord Injury, MS, CP, & Stroke Center | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
We bring top quality outpatient NeuroRehabilitation care to disabled military, veterans, children, and to ALL who are in need.  Located in San Diego, California, we treat from ages 4 years old and up. Our focus is on those who have difficulty moving secondary to Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Brain Injury, ALS, Cerebral Palsy, Spinal Cord Injury, and multiple traumas.
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My amazing wife Janice has been going to VIP NeuroRehab for almost 5 years.  We've lived the real journey of growth and recovery thanks to the brilliance and dedication of all the fine people at VIP.  

 

Neuroplasticity is real. VIP has the tech and the insight to really change lives.  We are so grateful to have found them. 

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