Congratulations to Drs. Curtis, Tegeler, Burdette, and
Yosipovitch on their recently published article: Holistic approach to
treatment of intractable central neuropathic itch.
of American Academy of Dermatology. 2/2010.
to Debbie Krueger, Director of Nursing Education and Research on
the acceptance of the poster presentation "Addressing Caregiver
Stress Through the Use of Healing Touch" at the American Holistic Nurses
Association 31st Annual Conference. June 2-5.
An Inside Job
Meditation Practices for Training the Mind
March 8, 15, 22 & 29
a happy life begins with the understanding that happiness is
determined more by our state of mind than by conditions,
circumstances, or events. In this class, participants will
learn and practice "Three Center
Meditation" involving grounding the body, quieting the
mind, and opening the heart. For more information, visit www.threetreasures.org.
Use of Herbal Medicines in Cancer Treatment - Free Webinar!
~ 2:00 PM (EST)
medicines are used frequently by patients with cancer during the
course of their specific treatment. Michael Traub, ND, DHANP,
CCH, FABNO will focus on the potential safety and efficacy
of three herbal products used in cancer treatment - green tea,
curcumin and astragalus, including their mechanisms, side effects,
herb-drug interactions and matters of quality control. For
information, visit the IntegrativePractitioner website.
Disease in Women & Botanical Medicine.
Listen to Recorded Webinar,
and view Presentation.
and Education Program for Students in Integrative Medicine (LEAPS)
Deadline: March 21
Applications are available for the 2011
LEAPS into IM program. LEAPS is designed to train and
nurture the next generation of medical student leaders in Integrative
Medicine (IM). National leaders, Wayne Jonas, MD,
and Mark Hyman, MD will be among the distinguished faculty.
Throughout the year, student leaders will be guided in completing an
Integrative Medicine leadership project at their medical school with
the help of local mentors. Limited space, cost is minimal to
none! Visit the AMSA website for
Self-Compassion and Joy in Mindfulness
The Power of Meditation
March 25 thru
for Integrative Medicine
us how to more skillfully work with ourselves. Compassion and joy are
inner states we can turn toward, cultivate and rest in. In the
busyness and fast pace of our lives, we often overlook moments and opportunities
of self-compassion and joy that naturally exist in us all. Download the Cultivating Self-Compassion and Joy
in Mindfulness program brochure.
Nurse as an Instrument of Healing
The Essence of Presence
nurse is an instrument of healing and communicates authentically to
facilitate another person's healing and growth through presence -
"being with" as well as "doing to". Since
Florence Nightingale introduced the philosophy of holism, nurses
inherently focus on interrelationships of human beings, events, and
the environment. This conference will examine the essence of
presence and its influence on healing outcomes. Emphasis will
be placed on practical skills nurses may use on an ongoing basis for
their patients and themselves. Speakers include Janet Quinn,
Lourdes Lorenz, Gregory Lathrop, and Andi Williams. For
information, visit www.mahec.net or
view conference brochure.
Available on CIM Website!
We have many resources for clinicians and patients on
We update our website daily to provide you with
integrative medicine resources, and educational
In 2010, we had over 28,000 website visits,
and over 70 referral websites.
CIM Annual Report
We are proud to announce that the CIM 2010 Annual Report
is now available!
Thank you to all those who make a difference!
Therapy ~ Care of Self and Others
Wednesdays 12:30 -
Comprehensive Cancer Center
The WFUBMC Massage Therapy
FREE chair massages for Comprehensive Cancer Patients,
caregivers, and staff. Benefits of massage include:
increased relaxation, improved sleep, decreased stress and
anxiety, reduced muscle tension and pain. This
program is sponsored by The Mary F. Driscoll Patient Aid Fund of the
Cancer Patient Support Program.
Come and enjoy the beautiful music of the
10:00 AM - Reynolds Tower, 10th Floor
10:00 AM - Radiation Oncology; 12:30 PM - Comprehensive Cancer
Center, 1st Floor
10:00 AM - Comprehensive Cancer Center, 3rd Floor
centuries, the harp has been a symbol of relief and comfort, and
music played on the harp has several unique healing properties. The Healing Harps program
is based on the principles of the therapeutic harp music taught at
the International Harp Therapy
Program. The program provides beautiful healing
music to patients and families who visit the WFUBMC Comprehensive
Cancer Center. For more information about the Cancer Patient
Support Therapeutic Harp Program, contact Ruth Moskop at email@example.com.
Weight Management Program
Physical Activity, Lifestyle
ActionHealth is offering a comprehensive six-month weight
management program for WFUBMC employees, spouses, and the local
community. The program includes experts in nutrition, exercise,
What makes PLAN different from other weight loss
- Experts in all areas
relevant to weight loss.
- Comfortable, private
exercise facility at convenient location.
- One-on-one education
- No other program of
its kind in Winston-Salem!
For more information, contact Christie Hunter (336)
Approaches to Therapies and Nutrition Conference
April 29 - May 1
The TB Foundation
is dedicated to promoting anthroposophically oriented nutrition,
health care and general life style through educational activities,
research, and community involvement. The conference will
v New formulas with Berberine, Ginseng, more...
v Women's and Pediatric Care and Cases
v Topical Applications
v Clarify usage and dosage in specific cases
v Meditative work and History of Anthroposophic Medicine
For information, visit www.truebotanicafoundation.org.
BestHealth Special Presentations
Join WFUBMC primary care physician and CIM Member, Dr. Bruce Lantelme
for in-depth hormone discussions for men and women:
9 ~ Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
26 ~ Low Testosterone - Not Just Men
Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem, NC
Call BestHealth at
(336) 713-2375 for information, and to register.
Your Healing Retreat
offers the education, hope and rejuvenation parents and physicians
have been seeking and delivers it in a beautiful relaxed setting with
a deliberate focus on healing strategies for the caregivers. Register for 2011 Your
27 thru October 10
The Pumpkin Hollow Retreat
Center, where Therapeutic Touch was founded in 1972, is offering
Therapeutic Touch programs. The classes are open to
everyone. For information, vsit www.pumpkinhollow.org.
Course in Mind-Body Medicine
June 6 thru 10
breakthroughs demonstrate that mind body strategies can actually
"switch off" or "switch on" gene activity associated
with health and disease have triggered a mind body revolution in the
medical world. The Revolutionary Practice
of Mind Body Medicine provides a comprehensive review of
how mind body interactions impact physiologic resilience. Learn
how these behaviors work synergistically within the intricate medium
of the stress system to sustain health.
Mental Health Project
May is Mental
Health Month, and CareNet of NC wants
to assist your church in preparing. CareNet will provide
resources for sermon preparation, pastoral care, education, and
spiritual practices. March presentations (held in
Greenville, Fayetteville, Wilmington, and Winston-Salem) will provide
an opportunity to discuss the church's ministry to mental health and
wellness. For information, view CMHP Flier and
contact Bryan Hatcher, MDiv, LCSW at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (336) 716-0858.
Training in Dietary Supplements
Family Medicine at Boston University and Boston Medical
Center offer online training for health care professionals!
For more information, visit www.bu.edu/fammed/otds.
Institutes of Health NCCAM
NCCAM Clinical Digest
is a service of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative
Medicine, NIH, DHHS, and offers evidence-based information on CAM,
including scientific literature, NCCAM-funded research, fact sheets
for patients, and more.
Subscribe to NCCAM Clinical
As seen on PBS, Healing Quest is
a weekly national television series focused entirely on the latest in
integrative health and natural approaches to wellness. Their mission
is to provide accessible, well-researched information on the new
choices available to help achieve optimum health and
well-being. "Herbal Insight" segments feature Mark Blumenthal,
and focus on the history, uses, and benefits of a single herb, making
the science behind that herb easily accessible and interesting to
viewers. To view these segments, see your local PBS listing, or
Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer ~ A Global
provides access to the WCRF/AICR Expert Report, Food, Nutrition,
Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective
as well as the companion report, Policy and Action for Cancer
Prevention. The most up to date reference and resource
materials associated with both reports are available from this site,
with related developments, such as the Continuous Update Project.
If you would like us to help promote your integrative medicine
related information or events, contact CIM at CIM@wfubmc.edu.