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Center for Integrative Medicine




August 5, 2011




WFBH CIM Member Media & Publications




CIM Pilot:  Analysis of the Effects of North American Ginseng on Influenza Vaccine Responses in Chronic Leukemia Patients pilot is focused on performing a new state-of-the-art test for measuring responses to influenza vaccines in CLL patients, and will look at three time points (baseline, four weeks after vaccination, and twelve weeks after vaccination) in CLL patients that were previously treated with or without ginseng.  This project is testing stored samples from an earlier study.  Pilot data is expected by September 30, 2011.

Principle Investigator:  Leslie Ellis, MD 
Co-Investigators:  Kevin High, MD, MS and Doug Case, PhD




Healing Touch Services at WFBH July 1, 2011, Wake Forest Baptist Health implemented a Healing Touch (HT) Consult Service.  This therapy is available to all in-patients.  The HT Consult Service is operated through the Nursing Department, and is under the supervision of Deborah Larrimore, RN, LMBT, CHTP/I.  In the first month of service, the HT Consult Service provided over 40 patient visits, with 2-6 new consults a day.


This service is available at no cost, operates 24/7, and is offered through specially trained nurses and others who have studied the curriculum and art of Healing Touch.


Unique in its design, and perhaps the first in the nation, the HT Consult Team is comprised of both WFBH employees as well as WFBH volunteers.  All members of the team have been highly trained in HT, with a minimum of 60 hours of education, with most having 85+ hours training.  Three WFBH staff are Certified HT Practitioners, with several others submitting for this international certification.


View the video which highlights the HT Consult Service.


For information about Healing Touch services, or to schedule an appointment, call (336) 713-4568.




Integrative Medicine Seminar Series and Natural Triad are proud to announce the 2011-2012 Natural Triad/Wake Forest Integrative Medicine Seminar Series!


Next Seminar:  October 25, 2011   David Forbes, MD, ABIHM President of the American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA).  Presenting:  What I Wish I'd Learned in Medical School. 

The FREE series is open to the public, and lunch is provided.  Location:  Kitty Hawk Room, Piedmont Plaza One, 1920 W. First St. Winston-Salem, NC. 

For more information, contact Thomas A. Arcury, PhD - Family and Community Medicine at 336-716-9438 or




Congratulations! of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine Chair Adam Perlman, MD, MPH, FACP, will begin his new position as Executive Director for the Duke Integrative Medicine program on September 1, 2011.

Adam will be responsible for patient care delivery, strategic planning, program

development, integrative medicine professional training, faculty recruitment, and organizational financial performance.  

Please welcome Dr. Perlman to North Carolina!




Articles of Interest


Herbs and Supplements

Mind / Body




mHealth (Mobile Health):  Using Apps for Health and Wellness - sophisticated programs or special applications designed for smartphones - are rapidly emerging as unique and effective sources of health information and patient self-management tools.  Some Apps include:

For more information, read the EXPLORE July/August 2011 article by Marsha J. Handel, MLS.




Medscape  Medscape REQUIRES a free login  

                  to access all articles.


Americans Are Flocking to Integrative Medicine


Diet and Exercise





New Additions to CIM Library CIM Library has over 1,000 integrative medicine books, CD's, DVD's, and videos to lend to WFBH employees.   New additions to the library include:

         Mayo Clinic Book of Alternative Medicine - 2nd Edition

         Train Your Brain, Engage Your Heart, Transform Your Life by Amit Sood, MD, MSc

         Attention & Interpretation Therapy (AIT): A Personal Workbook by Amit Sood, MD, MSc

         The World Cafe:  Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations That Matter by Juanita Brown, David Isaacs, and the World Cafe Community

         Resiliency In Action: How to Build Bounce-Back Kids, Families & Organizations by Nan Henderson

         Nelson's Textbook of Pediatrics - 19th Edition edited by Behrman, Kliegman

         The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward R. Tufte

         Pastured Poultry Profits by Joel Salatin

         Addressing ADD Naturally - Time for Hope: A Faith-Based Mental Health Talk Show with Guest Dr. Kathi Kemper (DVD)

Contact CIM for library loans, or more information.




Upcoming Deadlines next International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health will be held in Portland, Oregon on May 15 thru 18, 2012.  Several important dates and deadlines are:

  • September 1: Begin accepting submissions of research abstracts and proposals for sessions.
  • October 15: DEADLINE to submit proposals for sessions.
  • November 15: DEADLINE to submit research abstracts.




Integrative Medicine Calendar of Events


Visit the CIM Calendar of Events for a complete listing of local, national and international integrative medicine related events!




11th Annual Nutrition and Wellness in Health Disease Conference 15 - 16
Seattle, Washington


Nutrition, physical activity and other healthy lifestyle behaviors are vital components in the promotion of health and in the treatment of disease.  The 11th annual conference is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dietitians, nurses, and health and wellness specialists.  To learn more, visit Mayo Clinic website.




Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives: Caring for Our Patients and Ourselves

March 22 - 25, 2012   ~   Napa Valley, CA 

Physicians, registered dietitians, economists, and politicians - with unprecedented unity - are warning that the recent increases in obesity and diabetes are creating extraordinary public health challenges nationally and globally.  In this conference, faculty members from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health along with nutrition researchers from other prestigious institutions present the state of the science of diet and nutrition.  Read more.




In Closing ...

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