FON: The Business of Integrative Health & Medicine

My Story and Healing Journeys

On this blog I write almost entirely about the business of integrative medicine for FON, so you may not know that I am a longtime cancer survivor. In fact, my journey with malignant disease, which began 21 years ago, has shaped my life and career in the field of integrative healthcare.

Integrative Healthcare: Same Camp, Many Tents

It never fails to amaze how this growing but still fragmented subset of medicine that is integrative healthcare is comprised of so many loosely affiliated groups and monikers. Here’s a partial list: Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine, Holistic Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine, Longevity Medicine, Naturopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Chiropractic Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine.

Yoga Milestone—First CME-Approved Conference Supports Therapeutic Value

The Mountain Pose Medicine & Yoga Symposium took place in gorgeous Copper Mountain, Colorado August 22—26, 2012. The seminal gathering marked the first CME (continuing medical education) accredited program for yoga in the United States.

Integrative Medicine as Standard of Care

The answer—the so-called magic bullet—has always been prevention. This is why the principles of integrative medicine are destined to become the new standard of care. The long-term alternative to wellness, holistic, preventive and lifestyle medicine—the tenets of integrative medicine—is clearly a very sick, insolvent country.

A Patient’s Perspective on the Atlantic’s “The Triumph of New Age Medicine”

Glenn Sabin’s unique perspective on the Atlantic piece, The Triumph of New Age Medicine by David H. Freedman, and the debate that has followed in its wake.

 
 
 

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