Week Ending December 13, 2021

Integrating compassion back into health care
“That is, how we care for patients is as important as what we do for patients. Integrative health care combines both the art and science of medicine and is now seen by medical professionals as the future of medicine. The approach is commonly defined as health care that combines complementary and alternative medicine treatments with conventional medicine. Integrative health care seeks to take care of the physical body, the emotional body, the mental body and the spiritual body of all patients.”

How To Boost Your Immune System
“Your immune system is the security system of your body that protects you from diseases and illnesses. The immune system is complex that is controlled through a variety of proteins and chemicals in your body.”

8 research-backed benefits of acupuncture from pain relief to stress reduction
“​​Acupuncture is a type of complementary medicine that uses needles inserted at specific sites on the body to help relieve pain and treat other health concerns. These needles aren’t the same as the ones you’re used to seeing at a doctor’s office — they are solid, very thin, and flexible.”

Do Ayurvedic Treatments Help With Rheumatoid Arthritis?
“Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease that affects the joints. Side effects are common from the medications for RA, so many people are interested in alternative treatments such as Ayurveda. Ayurveda is an ancient medical system from India that focuses on a holistic approach to health.”

Mental health distress impacting cancer patients, says new survey of oncologists
“More than 80% of oncologists frequently see mental health distress in their patients with cancer, and more than 90% say it has a significant impact on their health outcomes. These findings were released today in the latest edition of Oncology Insights, a report published by Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions based on surveys with more than 240 U.S. oncologists.”

The #1 Worst Eating Habit for Your Health, New Study Suggests
“It can sometimes be difficult to fit nutritious meals into your busy day, especially if you happen to work late hours. However, it turns out that eating at night could be seriously bad for your health.”

Integrative Pain Medicine: Paradigms and Possibilities
“Pain in on the rise in adults. Heidi Reetz, MD, examines recent pain studies and what their impact are on the prevalence and trajectories of pain in the US. She shares how the principles of integrative medicine can be applied to pain management.”