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February 8, 2011




WFUBMC In The News 


  • Winston-Salem Journal featured Sara Quandt, PhD, Translational Science Institute, about the role community gardens and farmers' markets play in improving the health of Forsyth County residents.

·         Natural Mental Health for Children.  Kathi J. Kemper.  People’s Pharmacy.



Deborah Larrimore, BSN, RN, CHTP/I, LMBT rejoins the medical center staff.  Deborah began her nursing career at NCBH over 30 years ago, and has accepted a position with WFUBMC Nursing Research.  Deborah is an internationally known Healing Touch Practitioner and Instructor, traveling the world to teach Healing Touch.  She will participate in nursing research projects related to Healing Touch, as well as education and support of staff as they develop skills in Healing Touch.  Deborah will help develop a clinical consult service providing Healing Touch to inpatients, and continue to teach Healing Touch through the program developed by Healing Touch International, Inc., of which she is a former board member.




Cardiovascular Disease in Women and Botanical Medicine - Free Webinar!

February 8, 2011  ~  3:00 PM (EST)


Cardiovascular disease claims far more women's lives than any other form of disease, especially after menopause.  In this webinar, Dr. Tori Hudson, Naturopathic Physician, discusses key risk factors, specific prevention strategies and select unique clinical issues in pathophysiology, screening and diagnosis will be presented.  The focus will be on select botanicals including hawthorn, hibiscus, ginkgo, artichoke, cinnamon and red yeast rice, and highlight improved prescribing of niacin and fish oils.    Click here to register.




Recent Publications & Broadcasts

glassesBenson K., Hutchinson K., Melcher S. "Ambient Therapy Experiences with Adolescents". [Abstract] Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Vol 16(6); p368.


Hutchinson K., Harris A., Cagle J.  "No Tobacco: A Strategy for Inpatient Care Settings". [Abstract] Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Vol 16 (6); p373-374.


Kemper, KJTypes of Healing: Effects on Recipients & HealersDoctor's Guide to Healing, Chapter #3. Natural Triad Magazine.  2011; January.


Kemper, KJHealing: Basic Requirements & Physical Preparation. Doctor's Guide to Healing, Chapter #4. Natural Triad Magazine. 2011; February.





Nursing Integrative Medicine Conference

  March 11th   ~   WFUBMC Sticht Center Auditorium
                       Audience:    WFUBMC RNs


         Healing Touch             Reflexology


    Yoga / Tai Chi                       Drumming


               Acupuncture / Acupressure


        Ambient Therapy / Mindfulness

Have you wondered about these modalities? Have you been at a loss on how to respond to questions your patients/families have asked about certain therapies? Now you have an opportunity to explore and experience integrative therapies offered within our hospital and community.  To register, call Nursing Research and Education at (336) 716-3434.




Natural Triad / Wake Forest Integrative Medicine Seminar Series 



 May 12,  2011

 12:00 - 1:00 P.M.


Boyd Bailey, Lic. Ac.;  Piedmont Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.  Calming the Spirit - Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine for Anxiety, Depression and PTSD.


The Seminar Series is open and free to the public.  Lunch is provided.  Location: Piedmont Plaza One, Kitty Hawk Room, 1920 West First Street, Winston-Salem, NC.  For more information, contact Tom Arcury at (336) 716-9438.  View complete seminar series schedule.




Mental Health Literacy 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, contact Bryan Hatcher, MDiv, LCSW at or (336) 716-0858.




6th International Congress on Complementary Medicine Research (ICCMR)

 Evidence-Based Decision Making for Traditional 
and Integrative Medicine 

May 7 thru 9   ~   Chengdu, China


The 2011 ICCMR is organized by the International Society of Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR), Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Academy of Chinese Medical Science, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Journal of Integrative Medicine, Chinese Evidence-Based Medicine Centre, and Chinese Network of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CNCAM).  Speakers include: Kathi J. Kemper, MD, MPH.




NCCAM Strategic Plan 2011 - 2015 

On February 4, 2011, NCCAM released its third strategic plan, Exploring the Science of Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Third Strategic Plan 2011-2015.  The plan presents a series of goals and objectives to guide NCCAM in determining priorities for future research in complementary and alternative medicine.  View Entire Strategic Plan or View by Section.




Introduction to Oriental Medicine 

February 18th thru April 16th

Greensboro, North Carolina


The Lotus Center is offering several introductory Oriental Medicine classes for medical professionals with CE credits!  View brochure.




Integrative Healthcare Symposium

March 4 - 6
New York, NY 


Nationally recognized experts in Women's Health, Environmental Health, Ayurveda & Traditional Chinese Medicine, Functional Medicine, Homeopathy and more present on nutrition, integrative oncology, endocrinology, brain & mind health, and leadership & policy.  Visit website.




International Conference on Integrative Oncology Care for the Future

March 11-12, 2011


Integrative Oncology is evidence-based adjunctive care to control physical and emotional symptoms. The conference will include a half-day Round-Table Symposium, and a full-day Plenary Session, when experts from around the world will discuss the current state of Integrative Oncology in their regions.




21st Annual Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference

March 21 - 25



Capturing the Wisdom of Practice and the Rigor of Research:  Discovering the Best Health Promotion Strategies

   Conference Information and Brochure.




Integrative Medicine Offering Science-Based Alternatives

April 6th thru 10th

Minneapolis, MN


iMosaic is a medical conference of unique design, made possible by the overlapping missions of four nonprofits helping transform healthcare to an integrative model.  The first-ever joint conference, is a composite of the visions and ideals of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM), American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA) and the International College of Integrative Medicine (ICIM).  Speakers include:  Kenneth Bock, Russell Jaffee, Alan Gaby, Tiearona Low Dog, Gregory Plotnikoff, and Robert Hedaya.  For information, see




12th Annual Clinical Hypnosis Workshop for Health Care Professionals

Expanding Possibilities for Healing
April 29 - May 1
Duke Center for Living Campus


This workshop is co-sponsored by  Duke Center for Integrative Medicine, UNC  Program for Integrative Medicine, and the North Carolina Counseling Association.  Topics will emphasize the applications of hypnosis for workers and professionals in related fields. The workshop will include didactic presentations, demonstrations, "hands-on" experience, and supervised training in the induction of trance and its utilization.  The program is intended for physicians, psychologists, dentists, counselors, social workers and professionals in related fields.   There will be a special emphasis on Medical Hypnosis and Hypnosis with Children.   See brochure for more information, registration details, and student scholarships




Mind & Life Summer Research Institute

June 12 - 18

Garrison, New York


The 2011 MLSRI theme is "New Frontiers in Contemplative Sciences."   Drawing on research in neuroscience, basic psychological science, clinical psychology, and philosophy and contemplative studies, this year's SRI will focus on outstanding challenges for the development of contemplative neuroscience, contemplative clinical science, and contemplative studies in light of the progress made in these fields since the MLSRI's inception.   For more information, visit Mind & Life Institute.




15th Annual Energy Healing Conference and Instructor Meeting 

Exploring the Elements, and
  Creating Wholeness on Earth


        October 19 thru 21   ~  Hawaii

Call For Proposals and Conference Details 




National 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 Digest eNewsletter!




NIH Office of Dietary Supplements

The mission of the Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health is to strengthen knowledge and understanding of dietary supplements by evaluating scientific information, stimulating and supporting research, disseminating research results, and educating the public to foster an enhanced quality of life and health for the U.S. population.  See website for:  




National Cancer Institute CAM News




Articles and Videos Of Interest

Study Shows Meditation Changes Brain Structure in Just 8 Weeks


Mindfulness Meditation Improves Well-Being, Researchers Report 


Techniques for Positive Thinking and Meditation


Brene Brown:  The Power of Vulnerability


Biology of Consciousness

Going Under the Needle:  Cancer Pain 


Tai Chi Reported to Ease Fibromyalgia


Scar Therapy and Healing Hands.  ForsythWoman. (p. 74)


Prenatal maternal stress associated with ADHD and autistic traits in early childhood


Childhood trauma and chronic illness in adulthood: mental health and socioeconomic status as explanatory factors and buffers




Meditation Class Helps Lower Violence

Deep inside an overcrowded Alabama prison with a reputation for mayhem, convicted killers, robbers and rapists gather in a small room. Eyes closed, they sit silently with their thoughts and consciences.


Their everyday life is just outside in the hall - a cacophony of clanging steel doors, yelling and feet shuffling along cold concrete floors. The noise never really ends; peace is at a premium in Alabama's toughest lockup.


Despite a history of violence at the William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility, which is named for a slain corrections officer, the prison outside Birmingham has become the model for a meditation program that officials say helps inmates learn the self control and social skills they never got in the outside world.

Read More!                                Excerpts from The Associated Press.




Noteworthy New Books 

The Emotional Calendar: Understanding Seasonal Influences and Milestones to Become Happier, More Fulfilled, and in Control of Your Life. John Sharp, MD (Times Books)


Epiphany: True Stories of Sudden Insight to Inspire, Encourage, and Transform.  Elise Ballard (Harmony)


Fried: Why You Burn Out and How to Revive.  Joan Borysenko, PhD (Hay House)


Hypnosis House Call: A Complete Course in Mind-Body Healing. Steven Gurgevich, PhD (Sterling Ethos). Includes an instructional DVD.


Lastingness: The Art of Old Age. Nicholas Delblanco (Grand Central Publishing). 

Live More, Want Less: 52 Ways to Find Order in Your Life. Mary Carlomagno (Storey Publishing)


Taming Your Outer Child: A Revolutionary Program to Overcome Self-Defeating Patterns. Susan Anderson (Ballantine)

The Hidden Gifts of Helping: How the Power of Giving, Compassion, and Hope Can Get Us Through Hard Times. Stephen Post (Jossey-Bass)


How We Age: A Doctor's Journey into the Heart of Growing Old. Marc Agronin, MD (Da Capo)


The Mindful Way through Anxiety: Break Free from Chronic Worry and Reclaim Your Life. Susan Orsillo, PhD, and Lizabeth Roemer, PhD (Guilford Press)


Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery: A Step-by-Step MBSR Approach to Help You Cope with Treatment and Reclaim Your Life. Linda Carlson, PhD, and Michael Speca, PsyD (New Harbinger)


Morning, Noon, and Night: Finding the Meaning of Life's Stages Through Books. Arnold Weinstein (Random House)


Power Up Your Brain: The Neuroscience of Enlightenment. David Perlmutter, MD, and Alberto Villoldo (Hay House)


Prevent a Second Heart Attack: 8 Foods, 8 Weeks to Reverse Heart Disease. Janet Bond Brill, PhD (Three Rivers Press)


Resilience: How Your Inner Strength Can Set You Free from the Past. Boris Cyrulnik (Tarcher)


The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques: Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Depressed and What You Can Do to Change It. Margaret Wehrenberg (W.W. Norton)


                                                                   Courtesy of Dan Fields





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