FON: The Business of Integrative Health & Medicine

The Role of Philanthropy in the Evolution of Integrative Medicine

Philanthropy has contributed greatly to the maturation of integrative medicine/oncology clinical programs. This is especially true within the academic medical center setting, and has had a profound effect on the growing consumer base of integrative medical services and natural products–an industry now estimated at over $50 billion annually.

Why You Should Attend This Year’s Society for Integrative Oncology Conference

If your center provides conventional or integrative oncology care with medical oncologists on staff, or otherwise offers supportive cancer care services across a spectrum of interventions–i.e., nutritional support,  exercise physiology, mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques, acupuncture and psychosocial counseling–you should attend at the Eighth International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO), November 10-12, 2011…

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.

5 Reasons Why Content is King for Growing Integrative Medicine Services

Glenn Sabin shares why the consistent creation and delivery of informative content not only drives recognition of your organization and builds traffic—both physically and virtually—it also engenders trust around your brand.

Leveraging the Science

Most integrative medicine clinics and centers do a poor job communicating to their patients and prospective patients about the evidence supporting their clinical recommendations and interventions. While it’s accurate to say that the science base for integrative medicine is a mere fraction of that for conventional interventions and pharmaceuticals, the amount of quality research and…

Integrative Oncology Featured at ASCO Annual 2011 Meeting

Integrative oncology research and discussions will be featured prominently during the ASCO 2011 Annual Meeting this weekend in Chicago, with several presenters among Society for Integrative Oncology leadership.

H.R. 3590 & Executive Order 13544–Integrative Medicine Game Changers?

House Resolution 3590, aka the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), and House Resolution 4872, aka the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, combined to create the monumental healthcare reform law of 2010. Executive Order 13544, a requirement under H.R. 3590, established the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health….

Integrative Medicine is Personalized Medicine

Although a decade after decoding the human genome has not yet resulted in the panacea leading to game-changing cures that were once thought possible, huge strides are being made in growing the knowledge base of genomics, as well as molecular immunology and biotechnology.

CAM is Dead

Over the past 25 years, practitioners integrating the best of Western and Eastern medicine have endured a series of catch-all titles describing their model of care.  Until recently, all medicine not tacking closely to Western conventional allopathic care was termed “alternative”. The term complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) began to seep into mainstream medical vernacular…

 
 
 

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