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Center for Integrative Medicine




March 2, 2011




WFUBMC CIM Members In The News 






Congratulations to Drs. Curtis, Tegeler, Burdette, and Yosipovitch on their recently published article: Holistic approach to treatment of intractable central neuropathic itch Journal of American Academy of Dermatology.  2/2010.


Congratulations 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. Louisville, KY.




Happiness Is An Inside Job 


Meditation Practices for Training the Mind
and Heart


March 8, 15, 22 & 29


Leading 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




Evidence-Based Use of Herbal Medicines in Cancer Treatment - Free Webinar!

March 15   ~   2:00 PM (EST)


Herbal 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.


Previous Webinar:  Cardiovascular Disease in Women & Botanical Medicine.  Listen to Recorded Webinar, and view Presentation





Leadership 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 information.




Cultivating Self-Compassion and Joy in Mindfulness


The Power of Meditation

March 25 thru 27

Duke Center for Integrative Medicine 


Meditation teaches 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.




The Nurse as an Instrument of Healing 

 The Essence of Presence


April 11th

Asheville, North Carolina


The holistic 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 or view conference brochure.




Resources Available on CIM Website! 

We have many resources for clinicians and patients on our website!

We update our website daily to provide you with integrative medicine resources, and educational opportunities.  

In 2010, we had over 28,000 website visits,
and over 70 referral websites.




2010 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!




Massage Therapy ~ Care of Self and Others

  Wednesdays   12:30 - 2:30


Comprehensive Cancer Center


2nd Floor


The WFUBMC Massage Therapy

Program offers 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.




Healing Harp Concerts


Come and enjoy the beautiful music of the
Healing Harps!

  • Tuesdays:  10:00 AM - Reynolds Tower, 10th Floor
  • Wednesdays: 10:00 AM - Radiation Oncology; 12:30 PM - Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1st Floor
  • Thursdays: 10:00 AM - Comprehensive Cancer Center, 3rd Floor


For 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  




PLAN Weight Management Program

Physical Activity, Lifestyle And Nutrition   


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, and psychology. 



What makes PLAN different from other weight loss programs?


  1. Comprehensive 6-month program.
  2. Experts in all areas relevant to weight loss.
  3. Comfortable, private exercise facility at convenient location.
  4. One-on-one education and counseling.
  5. No other program of its kind in Winston-Salem!

For more information, contact Christie Hunter (336) 713-8004. 




Anthroposophic Approaches to Therapies and Nutrition Conference

April 29 - May 1
Mukwonago, WI


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 include:


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




WFUBMC BestHealth Special Presentations 


Join WFUBMC primary care physician and CIM Member, Dr. Bruce Lantelme for in-depth hormone discussions for men and women:


May 9 ~ Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

May 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! 


June 3 thru 5

Weaverville, NC


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 Healing Retreat!




Therapeutic Touch Programs 

 May 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




Harvard Course in Mind-Body Medicine 

June 6 thru 10
Boston, MA


Recent scientific 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.




Congregational 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 or (336) 716-0858.




Natural Standard 


Natural Standard was founded by clinicians and researchers to provide high quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies.  Recent articles include:


o    Yoga for Breast Cancer-Related Fatigue




Online Training in Dietary Supplements 

Family Medicine at Boston University and Boston Medical Center offer online training for health care professionals! 

For more information, visit








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!




Healing Quest 

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 visit




Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and the Prevention of Cancer ~ A Global Perspective 

The 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.




Self-Compassion Articles and Videos


 Self Compassion.  Karen Armstrong


  Charter on Compassion.  Karen   



  Twelve Steps to a Compassionate

  Life.  Karen Armstrong


Meditations: Wheel of Awareness.  Dan Siegel


The Truth About Vulnerability.  Brene Brown


Self-Compassion and Psychological Well-Being.  Kristin Neff


Self-Compassion Meditation.  Christopher Germer


Mindful Self-Compassion Meditation.  Christopher Gerner





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                  to access all articles.









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Natural Triad / Wake Forest Integrative Medicine Seminar Series




In Closing ...

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