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Center for Integrative Medicine




August 26, 2011




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CIM Study:  Effects of Visual and Tactile Stimuli on Default System Network Activity would like to invite you to be involved in a research study sponsored by the Center for Integrative Medicine and the Center for Biomolecular Imaging at Wake Forest University.


This research study involves one 90 minute visit.  This visit includes having an MRI during which you will watch a  DVD or look at a picture, and have a study team member place their hands lightly touch the tops your feet. There are no blood tests. You will be asked to complete very brief questionnaires about your age, gender and race/ethnicity and a brief medical history. You will also be asked to rate your stress, relaxation and well-being at different points throughout the study. You will be given a $10 iTunes gift card in recognition of your participation. Eligibility is currently limited to healthy participants between 18 and 40 years old.  Only a few slots left!


If you are interested, please call or email the study coordinator:  Erica Rosenberger, PhD at (336) 716-2236.


The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a group of people who review the research to protect your rights. If you have a question about your rights as a research participant, or you would like to discuss problems or concerns, have questions or want to offer input, or you want to obtain additional information, you should contact the Chairman of the IRB at (336) 716-4542. The IRB approval number for this project is IRB00016834.




CIM Website and eNewsletter ~ Activity and New Resources CIM website has 150+ pages which are viewed over 3,200 times a month, and has over 2,000 referrals from external websites including Google/Organic and Peoples Pharmacy.  New website resources
for clinicians and patients include:

The CIM eNewsletter is distributed to over 2,500 internationally, and is noted as the "best integrative e-newsletter" internationally.


If you have resources you would like us to share
on our website or eNewsletter, please contact




WFBH Student Wellness Center (SWC)

Medical, physician assistant and graduate student education can be stressful and demanding with many competing commitments. Resilience and the ability to balance commitments to one's self, others and the larger educational and professional context are key developmental capacities for adapting and thriving during this time of continuous learning and growth.  Many students find that participating in wellness activities, connections with other students, as well as, seeking the support of counseling and learning professionals can enhance a student's ability to thrive in this intense and highly demanding environment.


It is with this awareness that the SWC's mission was developed. SWC's mission is to support and promote the emotional, intellectual, physical, social and spiritual wellness of students on our campus through providing wellness activities and counseling.


In keeping with this mission, SWC is offering the following student wellness activities in 2011-2012:

  • Internal Awareness Training
  • Yoga for Stress Management
  • Zumba
  • Nutrition and Cooking Classes
  • Healthy Relationships Mini Course
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Fitness/Exercise Groups
  • Personal Finance
  • Couples Retreat
  • Time Management

For more information, contact:  

         Jamie Dickey Ungerleider, MA, MSW-LCSW, PhD
         Associate Professor, Family & Community Medicine
         Center for Integrative Medicine Co-Director for Education
         Director, Student Wellness Center                  (336) 713-7002




WFBH Integrative Medicine Student Interest Group student group interested in integrative medicine has reestablished its presence among the student body this year. Currently, the group is comprised of forty students with six of them on the Executive Board.


Mission:  Enhance medical student knowledge regarding evidence-based integrative medicine therapies benefiting patients with various medical conditions; and provide a forum for medical students to learn more about those therapies as well as career paths in integrative medicine.


Goal:  Increase student body awareness of the field of integrative medicine, and its benefits as a therapy.


Means to Accomplish Goals:  Deliver lunch talks aimed at generating interest in integrative medicine and then eventually incorporate a curriculum day on the topic. Lunch talks will provide a forum for medical students to learn about integrative techniques through interactions with experienced practitioners.

Contact Brielle Paolini, President or Dave Conklin, Vice President to learn more.


The WFU Humanities Institute, founded in October 2010, is interested in exploring opportunities to collaborate with the Center for Integrative Medicine and its members, particularly in respect to research and activity that engages the humanities. The Humanities Institute establishes programs and provides funding for faculty in the humanities and their collaborators in other fields of study, promoting cross- and interdisciplinary research across the humanities and related disciplines.  It also supports joint faculty-student research and other scholarly activities, and builds partnerships with the public community outside Wake Forest.  You are invited to visit the Humanities Institute's website to learn more, and review current Call for Proposals and FAQs. For more information, contact Director Mary Foskett at (336) 758-3073. 




CIM Library ~ New Additions CIM Library has 1,000+ integrative medicine books, CD's, DVD's, and videos available for CIM Members.  New additions include:

         Mayo Clinic Wellness Solution DVDs:  Arthritis, Back Pain, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Heart Health, High Blood Pressure, Insomnia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Menopause, Weight Loss

         Conscious Acts of Creation: The Emergence of a New Physics by William Tiller PhD, Walter Dibble PhD, and Michael Kohane, PhD

         Psychoenergetic Science: A Second Copernican-Scale Revolution by William Tiller, PhD

         The Brain that Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science by Norman Doidge, MD

         Change Your Brain Change Your Body: Use Your Brain to Get and Keep the Body You Have Always Wanted by Daniel Amen, MD

         Hypnotherapy for Dummies by Mike Bryant and Peter Mabbutt

         Natural Antidepressants: Tried and true remedies from nature's pharmacy by Syd Baumel

         Healing Spices: How to Use 50 Everyday and Exotic Spices to Boost Health and Beat Disease by Bharat Aggarwal, PhD

         Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing, Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery by Rebecca Katz

         Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre by Brett Markham

         No More Heart Disease: How Nitric Oxide Can Prevent - Even Reverse - Heart Disease and Strokes by Louis Ignarro, MD

Contact CIM for library loan information.




Research Symposium in Integrative Medicine and Health Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine (CAHCIM) will host a One-Day Research Symposium in Integrative Medicine and Health on October 26th. The symposium will focus on research from early-career scientists, students, trainees, and fellows; hold a peer-reviewed scientific meeting; and accept oral and poster session abstracts.

John (Jack) Killen, Jr., M.D., Deputy Director of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) will be the keynote speaker.  View CAHCIM website for details. 




Articles of Interest Topics




Diet and Exercise


Herbs and Supplements

Magnetic Therapy Research


Mind / Body




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Americans Are Flocking to Integrative Medicine


Diet and Exercise





Integrative Medicine Calendar of Events


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




Holistic Stress Management Workshop          September 15 - 18
                Longmon, CO


The purpose of the workshop is two-fold:  1) to gain a sound background in holistic approach to stress management, addressing not only the causes of stress through effective coping skills, but the symptoms of stress with effective relaxation techniques, and 2) to refine excellent teaching skills in which to share this knowledge most effectively.  This certification workshop is designed to train health educators with an interest and background in "Holistic Stress Management".  For information visit, call (303) 678-9962, or email




Pediatric Hypnosis Skills Workshop
September 15 - 17    ~    Minneapolis, MN


The annual workshop is offered by the National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute (NPHTI), and certified by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.   World renowned leaders in pediatric clinical hypnosis, integrative and mind-body medicine, and pain who will present include Drs. Karen Olness, Dan Kohen, Leora Kuttner, Laurence Sugarman, and Tim Culbert.  Visit NPHTI to learn more.




Introduction to Oriental Medicine 16 - 24 
Greensboro, NC


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




Partnering Western Medicine and Complementary / Integrative Therapies

               September 17, 18    ~    Asheville, NC

The 4th annual conference, a collaboration between the Integrative Healthcare Department at Mission Hospital and the Mountain Area Health Education Center, will host Alan Gaby, MD, a nationally renowned expert in nutrition and medicine, and Patch Adams, MD as keynote speakers.  Kathi Kemper, MD, MPH will also share the latest research at Wake Forest Baptist Health - Center for Integrative Medicine.  
View the conference brochure, visit, or call Terry Cordell at (828) 257-4469.




Holistic Nurse Certification Prep Course       September 23 - 25
             October 7 - 9
        November 11 - 13

            Asheville, NC

This course focuses on elements from the American Holistic Nurses' Association (AHNA) Core Curriculum for Holistic Nursing and outlines the knowledge required for holistic nursing.  Emphasis is placed  preparing for the holistic nursing certification exam, and providing a resource for registered nurses who serve as clinicians, educators and researchers. The scope of holistic nursing practice incorporates the nurse, patient, and various practices. 
For more information, see course flyer or visit Mission Health System.




FREE Integrative Medicine Lectures National Center for Integrative Medicine (NCIM) is the first of its kinds in the United States, bringing together medical treatments, complementary and alternative medicine with the goal of treating the whole patient-body, mind and spirit.  Upcoming FREE integrative medicine lectures include:

         Cholesterol: Friend or Foe?  - September 28th

         Naturally Healthy Children: Natural Ways to Keep Your Child Healthy - October 26th




In Closing ...

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Deadline for submissions to the next newsletter is September 12th.