APPROACHES & INTERVENTIONS RESOURCES


EAST ASIAN MEDICINE AND ACUPUNCTURE

KEYWORDS: ACUPUNCTURE AND EAST ASIAN MEDICINE, GENERAL HEALTH AND PREVENTION, INTERPROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION, PATIENT MATERIALS, PRACTITIONER MATERIALS

June 25, 2018 - Education Committee

By Caroline Jung

East Asian Medicine (EAM) commonly known as TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) is an umbrella term to characterize various healing practices developed in China, Japan and Korea.
A majority of EAM is rooted from China. It includes the therapies and practice of acupuncture, herbs, qigong, moxibustion, tui na, cupping and gua sha.

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FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE

KEYWORDS: BEHAVIOR CHANGE, INTERPROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION, PATIENT EDUCATION, PRACTITIONER MATERIALS

September 8, 2018 - Corinne Basch

Functional Medicine is a science-based approach. It emphasizes systems function/dysfunction over ICD-10 diagnosis. It also emphasizes the healing partnership. By addressing underlying/root causes, it can save money and improve health outcomes for our clients.

Important elements include:
1. Promotion of health as a positive vitality, not just the absence of symptoms
2. Respect for Biochemical Individuality
3. A dynamic balance of internal and external factors
4. View of health and illness as manifestations of web-like interconnections of physiological factors e.g.
immunological dysfunction can provoke cardiovascular disease
gastrointestinal dysfunction can cause hormonal and immunological disturbances

5. Patient-centered medicine

INTEGRATIVE HEALTH COACHING

KEYWORDS: FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE, PRACTITIONER MATERIALS, PATIENT EDUCATION

June 1, 2018 - Corinne Basch

Integrative Health Coaching

Priscilla Abercrombie, RN, NP, PhD, NBC-HWC

Health Coaching

Although there are many different definitions, the goal of health coaching is to partner with clients to assist them in formulating realistic achievable goals that will help them attain better health. Integrative health coaching involves using a holistic definition of health (broadly defined as the 7 core areas: spirituality, resilience, environment, nutrition, movement, relationships and sleep) and discussing a range of conventional and non-conventional approaches to achieve better health. Unfortunately, health coaching is a field that is poorly defined and unregulated.

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