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A New Prescription for Addictions with Richard Gracer, MD

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Dr. Gracer reviews cutting edge pharmaceutical, nutritional, and emotional approaches to dealing with addictions to alcohol and drugs. The strategies presented are a breakthrough to a new level of excellence in treating addictions.                  

A Return To Healing Chapter 7: The Birth of the Health Medicine Movement

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Awakening to the limitations of conventional medical practice led to a search for a new and better way to provide health care. The Health Medicine Forum was born and a new paradigm based on integrative, holistic, person-centered, preventive health care was developed. Vicki and I tell the story.         A Return to Healing:...

A Return To Healing Chapter 8: Creating an Integrative Clinic

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
In theory, developing an integrative clinic should be simple. However, they are not easy because of financial issues. The development of Healing Circles was a major step in taking "listening" and "caring" to deeper level. Coupled with providing Healing Circles at no cost, patients become willing to share their life story and extend the boundaries...

American Society for Integrated Medical Practitioners with Russell Jaffe, MD

submitted by: admin on 05/12/2015
This new approach to medicine is based on integrative, holistic, person-centered care where the relationship between the patient and practitioner is sacred. Both an evidenced based and pragmatic approach is taken, which means that they look at causes first and not last. They must also compassionately set the example rather than preach treatments or lifestyle...

Are Knee Replacements Over-Prescribed

submitted by: admin on 05/19/2015
According to an article published in the June 2014 issue of the journal, Arthritis and Rheumatism, only 44% of knee replacements were indicated! This means that 56% weren't clearly indicated. You have to ask yourself why this is so. Is it because orthopedists do too many operations because they want the business? Is it because MDs are poorly trained...

Arthritis Overview

submitted by: admin on 06/09/2015
  Arthritis is a painful and disabling condition that is common, especially as we age. Risk factors are reviewed and both mainstream and CAM treatments are offered. The dangers of treatment are pointed out. Integrative strategies are reviewed. Lifestyle medicine is highlighted. Treatment for autoimmune forms of arthritis is also reviewed.              

Asthma

submitted by: admin on 09/18/2013
In this overview of asthma the causes that explain the substantial rise in asthma are reviewed. The mechanism of developing asthma, mainstream and CAM treatments, and their side effects are reviewed. Integrative strategies are proposed.        

Back Pain Management

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Back pain affects most of us at some time in our life. Both mainstream and CAM treatment alternatives are offered and integrative strategies encouraged. The use of infrared light therapy is introduced as a powerful adjunct along with physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic, bodywork, imagery, qigong, prolo therapy, ozone, surgery, and much more.            

Back Problems: Do You Need Surgery?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
There are 300,000 spinal fusions every year in the US. Most of the time back pain, regardless of its severity, clears withing about 3 months. There are many alternatives as well that can be added to mainstream approaches to manage back pain that include modalities such as chiropractic, orthopedics, physical therapy, massage, acupuncture, bodywork, DMSO, imagery,...

Blending Mainstream and CAM Treatments with Marc Weill

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Mainstream and CAM independently work together, but there's little integration between the two. Generally, patients keep this a secret from the other group. Being a quarterback to guide the inclusion of whatever is needed works better.        

Body Mind Connections with Ofer Erez

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Body, mind, emotion, and spirit are perspectives of the whole person. Yet it is possible to separate the functions of each of these perspectives and look at a cooperation between the various "parts." Overriding certain actions is a choice that can stop certain processes from happening that can be valuable for us. There are differences between...

Breast Cancer

submitted by: admin on 02/17/2015
The incidence of breast cancer has increased substantially over the past hundred years and yet there has not been sufficient time for our genes to have mutated to account for this change. This means that there are a wide range of epigenetic factors that must account for the abrupt increase. If you get breast cancer it is vital that you find a practitioner...

Breast Cancer Overview

submitted by: admin on 06/25/2016
  The important statistics about breast cancer are reviewed. Risk factors and three main cellular types are described. Mainstream and alternative treatments are reviewed. Integrative strategies make the most sense.              

California Citizens for Health Freedom Integrative Cancer Bill

submitted by: admin on 12/17/2014
  Californians Demand Integrative Care for Cancer Treatment

CAM is Coming Into the Mainstream

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Complementary, alternative, integrative, and mainstream medicine are defined. The Health Medicine Model is discussed and the difference from disease care and health care are also reviewed. We need CAM if medicine is going to advance.      

Cancer Prevention

submitted by: admin on 02/16/2015
The early detection of cancer is often confused with cancer prevention. It is far better to not get cancer than to deal with even the very earliest of cancers. A healthy lifestyle is the most powerful medicine in the universe and it is within our power to pay attention to the style in which we live our lives! We know what causes cancer and it is straightforward...

Cancer Prevention and Options for Treatment

submitted by: admin on 06/19/2016
The definition of cancer means that cancer cells don't die as they are programmed, they lack apoptosis. The reasons for this range from genetic defects to overgrowth of chromosomes. Cancer is believed to be caused by genetic and epigenetic factors that include poor lifestyle, radiation exposure, infections, pollution, and more. The spread of cancer is complicated;...

Choosing the Right Treatment

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Choosing the right treatment when you're challenged by serious illness is often not easy. We tend to trust our physician because we don't know medicine, but how do you know that your doctor knows enough to make the best decision? It points out the importance of getting opinions from more than one health care practitioner and from doing research on the...

Co-sponsor Bill A. B. 1278 to Support Integrative Cancer Treatment

submitted by: admin on 01/20/2018
Please copy and paste and either scan or fax as directed below. Thanks...Dr. Len             Letter of support from organizations, companies, or citizens for A.B. 1278 - Integrative Cancer Treatment Bill Introduced by Senator Ben Hueso Our organization, company, or individual citizen is supportive...

Collaborative Health Care

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
The best care combines the brilliance of hi-tech mainstream medicine with the low-tech of ancient indigenous healing systems. Never before have we had this opportunity. There is enough disease to go around but not enough solutions.