Integrative Medicine

As demand in La Crosse area grows, Gundersen promotes integrative medicine options

Gundersen Integrative Medicine Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI held an open house to promote awareness of its therapies. Local residents were able to get information and even demonstrations of Gundersen integrative medicine potential for their health. During the open house, prospective patients were able to speak with the center’s medical staff and ask …

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Urgent Need for Improved Mental Health Care and a More Collaborative Model of Care

Collaborative Holistic Care There has been a chasm between physical health and mental health for years. Our family has never understood this. Patient Engagement relies on a collaborative holistic care approach. However, we continue to see further dissection of the human condition into a pill for this and an injection for that, not collaborative holistic …

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Alternative medicine, conventional settings

Alternative Medicine Is Complementary There has been an evolution in US consumer attitudes around health and a revolution in consumer actions. Therapies that have produced results for centuries and millennia like acupuncture, yoga, and tai chi now appear in conventional medicine. Once separated from mainstream medicine, alternative medicine is complementary to many conventional practices. Health …

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Holistic nursing offers an incredible opportunity for positive change

Holistic Nursing This is a wonderful article that highlights a growing and pivotal role, Holistic Nursing. Nurse Journal predicts a 19% growth in Holistic Nursing by 2022. The need may grow even faster as person-centric practices continue to evolve. Clinicians and consumers want more practices like Integrative Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine, Functional Medicine, etc. Holistic nursing …

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What If We Treated The Whole Person?

Whole Person We must treat the whole person instead of the illness or even symptoms. Until we approach healthcare holistically, any attempt to treat will be more likely to fail or relapse. Physical environment, diet, lifestyle, social interactions, mental stress cause many of today’s illnesses. Successful treatments must consider these non-clinical determinants of health. We …

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Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to 3 scientists who discovered genes that control the ‘body clock’

Nobel Body Clock Research We never thought we would see a day when Body Clock research would win a Nobel Prize. It definitely should but still a surprise. It is especially odd to read press for a Nobel Prize in Medicine that contains language like “when our bodies should secrete hormones in harmony with the …

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Holistic care a viable supplement to modern medicine, not a replacement :: WRAL.com

Holistic Care Holistic Care is on the rise. More people are paying attention to non-clinical factors that affect their health like nutrition and sleep. More of us are also engaging complementary therapies to help maintain health and avoid costly medical treatment. Even medical providers and healthcare facilities are starting to think about the whole person. …

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European Traditional Medicine- European Ear Acupuncture

European Ear Acupuncture Usually associated with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), ear acupuncture (or auricular acupuncture) has European roots as well. While the roots date back to antiquity, there is much interest in modern European ear acupuncture. Auricular acupuncture is a diagnostic and treatment system based on normalizing the body’s dysfunction through stimulation of definite points …

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Using Ear Seeds to Quit Smoking– Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic

Using Your Ears To Quit Smoking It is not uncommon to hear “Use your ears!” in the Perry household. However, it rarely has anything to do with acupuncture and never with ear seeds to quit smoking. This article from the Cleveland Clinic explores the use of acupressure ear seeds to quit smoking. If you are …

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Partners In Healing- Cancer survivor testifies to the ways of healing

Partners In Healing Mary Katzke’s film explores the healing power of integrative medicine.  We originally prepared a title with “integrative medicine” for this article. However, as we reflected on Mary’s story we realized she has the right title… Partners in Healing. This isn’t about any medicine really. It is very much about partnerships, respect, even …

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