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Already one of the largest of its kind in the country, Children's program helps manage pediatric patients' pain by combining pharmacological therapies with integrative medicine such as aromatherapy and massage.
As integrative medicine expands into hospitals and clinics throughout the country, it becomes ever more necessary for NCNM and other educational institutions to provide accessible pathways for future students in graduate and doctoral medical programs.
SOURCE Centers for Integrative Medicine and Healing
Use of integrative medicine is increasing; National Cancer Institute--designated cancer centers such as Memorial-Sloan Kettering, M.
That thousands of articles are published in integrative medicine journals is no proof of their scientific validity.
When asked about the purpose of integrative medicine, most of the respondents answered that it is to improve patients' quality of life rather than to cure diseases.
com's Web sites, the more Weil, or his company, or his foundation, or his Integrative Medicine program benefits.
2002) viewed integrative medicine as a new medical paradigm and defined it as "a comprehensive, primary care system that emphasizes wellness and healing of the whole person (bio-psycho-socio-spiritual dimensions) as major goals, above and beyond suppression of a specific somatic disease.
1) The Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine (2) is a group of 27 medical schools with active programs in integrative medicine, and they have created a suitable definition: "Integrative medicine is the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches to achieve optimal health and healing.
This deal offers a significant opportunity to be a part of a team of medical professionals and top physicians dedicated to integrative medicine," she said.
Each month, the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine now gets 50 new patients and routinely sees more than 1,000 patients.
A Clinical and Business Case for an Integrative Medicine Program--presented by Victoria Maizes, MD, of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona

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