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.
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
KEYWORDS: FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE, PRACTITIONER MATERIALS, PATIENT EDUCATION
June 1, 2018 - Corinne Basch
Integrative Health Coaching
Priscilla Abercrombie, RN, NP, PhD, NBC-HWC
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.