Alternative medicine encompasses medical treatments that are not part of the conventional means of treatment (evidence based medicine). Some alternative medicine seminars are geared toward promoting healthier lifestyles and better nutritional concepts; while others present advanced and continuing education classes in glyconutrients, massage therapy, yoga, Tai chi, qigong and herbal remedies.
Surveys that evaluate students’ knowledge bases and attitudes toward integrative medicine pre and post curriculum implementation may prove useful for assessing student competency and tracking student learning, especially if administered repeatedly over the course of a student’s training.
I got to the doctors office and it seems that they where not suppose to be open, however there was a lady inside that opened the door and stated to me that prior to her knowing that they where supposed to be closed, she had already scheduled myself and another patient and that they wanted to honor their commitment to us. I was handed a clipboard and asked to fill it out.
A gastroenterologist, Lee runs the Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine and Digestive Center, which offers acupuncture, massage therapy, and reiki — a therapy that the center’s website describes as laying on hands to transmit Universal Life Energy” to the patient.
There are now integrative medicine centers and programs in many of the nation’s top hospitals and universities, including the Cleveland Clinic , the Mayo Clinic , Duke , and Johns Hopkins In 2013, the American Board of Physician Specialties added integrative medicine alongside more traditional board certifications such as surgery and dermatology (there were so many applicants that the first ce rtification exam had to be delayed).