What's the difference between integrative health and integrative medicine? A new definition of integrative health explains just that. With input from more than 200 researchers, clinicians, and medical educators, the Institute developed the new definition …
The Institute for Integrative Health is partnering with the Hong Kong Institute for Integrative Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong to host a workshop on research methods for integrative medicine, December 7-9, 2016, in H…
A panel of health and wellness experts shared various factors that affect our immune system during our Immune Health Boosters and Busters event. Learn a few of their immune boosting tips
Leaders from six of the world's top integrative medicine programs convened in Zurich to identify best practices for providing integrative care to patients who are contending with cancer, trauma, and other serious conditions.
Wounded Warriors and veterans receiving treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center will soon have access to a woodland oasis where they can experience the healing calm of nature to aid their recovery from catastrophic injuries and illness.
Integrative care, which blends conventional medicine with complementary therapies, is unavailable to many patients, including those recovering from severe trauma and surgery. See how the Institute is working to change that.
The Institute is co-sponsoring a symposium in Salerno, Italy that will bring together health care professionals explore ways to treat pain stemming from bidirectional brain-gut interactions.
With mounting scientific evidence linking chronic inflammation to serious diseases like diabetes, Alzheimer's, and cancer, the topic of inflammation is high on the minds of physicians and scientists around the world. Close to 150 gathered in Salerno, Ital…
The Institute collaborated with Heel, one of the world’s leading developers of modern homeopathic medications, to hold a two-day think tank on bioregulatory medicine (BRM) at the Institute’s headquarters.
Blending two cultures, even in the best of circumstances, can be challenging. This international forum identified solutions for merging the distinctly different cultures of complementary and conventional medicine in a health care setting.
New recommendations have being developed to steer comparative effectiveness research studies of traditional Chinese medicine. The guidelines will be formally defined in an effectiveness guidance document produced by Institute Scholar Claudia Witt.
The Institute convened a workshop in July 2011, to jump-start the creation of an effectiveness guidance document (EGD), a set of guidelines that will steer the design of comparative effectiveness studies of acupuncture.
The Institute for Integrative Health collaborated with the Integrated Healthcare Policy Consortium and the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Health Policy in convening a meeting of stakeholders to develop strategies for influencing health care reform.
With the rapid expansion of the health coaching profession came wide variability in the quality of services provided. Some coaches had formal health education while others had a coaching background but minimal health care knowledge.
As follow-up to the Symposium on the Evidentiary Framework for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, the Institute hosted a three-week virtual forum (April 2009) to continue the dialogue about using Comparative effectiveness research (CER) to generate …
In November 2009, the Institute partnered with the Center for Medical Technology Policy to hold a symposium of 45 experts and stakeholders to examine opportunities and obstacles to using CER to study integrative medicine.
The domain of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) encompasses a wide range of practices, often combined to create personalized courses of treatment. To gauge its true effectiveness, integrative care would best be studied in the flexible way it's …
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