November 17, 2017

More Providers Need to Embrace Integrative Health Approach

“Our healthcare system is obsessed with delivering medical services, performing procedures and prescribing medications. It really needs to become obsessed with producing health. That is—or should be—the goal of healthcare. Yet, as a nation, the U.S., is not nearly as healthy as it should be or could be. We need a new approach—not only in healthcare but also in medical education. The University of California at Irvine is taking a big step in the right direction.

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November 3, 2017

New Guide Helps Physicians Develop an Integrative Health Model

Providers need the evidence behind the most commonly used complementary and integrative medicine and self-care approaches. The guide entitled “Developing an Integrative Health Model: Who, What, and How” gives concrete tips on how to integrate an expanded set of tools into primary care practices. The goal is to help physicians and other health care providers incorporate self-care and complementary approaches into their mainstream practices as they move toward person-centered, integrative health for improving patient outcomes and satisfaction while delivering a better quality of care.

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November 2, 2017

An Integrative Approach to Managing Chronic Pain Can Help Solve the Opioid Crisis

“President Trump officially made opioid addiction a public health emergency last week. While some of the solutions he outlined will be helpful, his focus on restricting access to legitimately and appropriately prescribed opioids is the wrong approach. Many people call the current crisis an opioid epidemic. But what we really have is a chronic pain mismanagement problem.”

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