Center for Integrative Medicine
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News Article | April 18, 2017
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) today announced that an all-star lineup of integrative medicine leaders will present at the 2017 conference: Dr. Richard Carmona (former U.S. Surgeon General), Elissa Epel, PhD (telomeres research pioneer, UCSF), Dr. Paul Limburg (Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic), Dr. Mehmet Oz (Professor of Surgery, Columbia University and host, “The Dr. Oz Show”), Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier (Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona and UCSF), Dr. Michael Roizen (Chief Wellness Officer, The Cleveland Clinic) and Dr. Andrew Weil (founder, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and renowned alternative medicine expert). Together, this heavy-hitter roster of experts has transformed the way the world thinks about both wellness and medicine, leading the charge for more holistic, preventive approaches that - as chronic disease and healthcare costs soar - represent one of the most critical trends in the world today. They span celebrity doctors who have brought the “wellness message” to hundreds of millions of people worldwide to doctors who are spearheading a new focus on wellness and prevention at revered medical institutions like the Mayo and Cleveland Clinics. The 2017 Summit theme is “Living a Well Life”, focusing on how new wellness concepts will impact every aspect of an individual’s life. And these leaders, who impact countless individuals’ lives, will keynote on everything from the latest in mind-body medicine and sleep science to the coming wave of personal biomarker and DNA testing. The 11th-annual conference is being held at The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida from October 9-11, 2017. "The annual Global Wellness Summit has proven to be the premier convener of health and wellness thought leaders from around the world,” said Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, and 17th Surgeon General of The United States. “This year’s unprecedented meeting in Florida will define the essential role of wellness in a world desperately in need of health innovation and disruption." “This may be the most influential, inspiring and diverse group of medical-wellness pioneers ever assembled on a conference stage,” noted Susie Ellis, GWS CEO and chairman. “And delegates will have the opportunity to interact with them one-on-one during the many networking sessions, lunches and roundtables where casual discussions take place. It will be unprecedented access, something the Summit is known for.” More on the presenters: Richard H. Carmona, MD, M.P.H., FACS, was the 17th Surgeon General of the United States. He is also a combat decorated U.S. Army Special Forces Veteran and a Distinguished Professor at the University of Arizona, with a wide range of training and experience in healthcare management, clinical care and research. He’s currently the Vice Chairman of Canyon Ranch, President of the Canyon Ranch Institute, and serves as Director on several large, publicly traded corporate boards and several private companies. Elissa Epel, PhD, is Professor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), with a research focus on how chronic psychological stress accelerates biological aging; the interconnections between emotions, eating, metabolism and weight; and the effects of mindfulness. A member of the National Academy of Medicine, she has won many awards for her research. Epel co-wrote (with Nobel Laureate, Elizabeth Blackburn) “The Telomere Effect: The New Science of Living Younger Longer”, a 2017 New York Times bestseller. Paul Limburg, MD, M.P.H., is Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and consultant in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology. He also holds a joint appointment in the division of preventive, occupational and aerospace medicine and serves as medical director for several business units at Mayo Clinic responsible for defining or delivering health and wellbeing expertise within and beyond the organization. Mehmet Oz, MD, is Professor of Surgery at Columbia University and has won seven Daytime Emmy® Awards for “The Dr. Oz Show”. He directs the Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital; participates in 50 heart surgeries a year; has authored over 400 publications, including seven New York Times bestsellers; has received numerous patents; and hosts the internationally syndicated “Daily Dose” in 134 radio markets and a newspaper column in 175 global markets. He has received numerous global accolades, from being named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” to a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. Kenneth R. Pelletier, PhD, MD, is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona and the University of California, San Francisco. At UCSF, he is Director of the Corporate Health Improvement Program (CHIP), a collaborative research program between CHIP and 15 of the Fortune 500. He is Chairman of the American Health Association; medical and business consultant to high-profile organizations like the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the World Health Organization; and has published over 300 professional articles on behavioral and integrative medicine, disease management, worksite interventions, and epigenetics. The author of 13 books, his next, “Change Your Genes, Change Your Life”, will be published this year. Michael Roizen, MD: Since 2008, Dr. Roizen has served as Chief Wellness Officer at Cleveland Clinic, the first such position at a major U.S. healthcare institution. He’s also Chairman of the Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic; has published 175+ peer-reviewed scientific papers, 100 textbook chapters, and four medical books; received 13 U.S. (and many foreign) patents; and hosted six PBS specials. His “RealAge” and “YOU” series of books have sold millions of copies, have been translated into 44 languages, and resulted in four #1 New York Times bestsellers (more than any other physician). Andrew Weil, MD, is Founder and Director of (and Clinical Professor of Medicine at) the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, the leading global effort to develop a comprehensive curriculum in integrative medicine. He is editorial director of the popular website, Dr. Weil.com; has appeared in numerous PBS programs; and is founder of the Weil Foundation, Healthy Lifestyle Brands, and True Food Kitchen restaurants. An internationally recognized expert on medicinal plants, alternative medicine, and medical education reform, he’s authored many scientific articles and 15 popular books - and Oxford University Press is currently producing the Weil Integrative Medicine Library, a series for clinicians in various medical specialties. For more information, contact Beth McGroarty: firstname.lastname@example.org or (+1) 213-300-0107. For info on attending the 2017 Summit: http://www.globalwellnesssummit.com/2017-summit/ About the Global Wellness Summit: The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) is an invitation-only international gathering that brings together leaders and visionaries to positively shape the future of the $3.7 trillion global wellness economy. Held in a different location each year, Summits have taken place in the U.S., Switzerland, Turkey, Bali, India, Morocco, Mexico and Austria. The next will be held at The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida from Oct. 9-11, 2017.
News Article | June 19, 2017
It seems like we are hearing more and more about mindfulness-based meditation and the role it plays in stress reduction. But what exactly is mindfulness-based meditation and why is the practice getting so much attention? The practice of mindfulness dates back thousands of years and has roots in both yoga and meditation. "The overarching goals of mindfulness are for the individual to learn to be present in the moment and to be able to quiet his or her mind. This can make a significant impact on an individual's stress level and overall wellbeing," explains Jodie Katz, M.D., Director, Center for Integrative Medicine, The Valley Hospital. It also enables us to let go of judging ourselves and our experiences. The process of knowing the experience as it is and ourselves as we are, without relentless judgment, is a large component of the attitudinal foundation of mindfulness. We are encouraged to have a warm, open curiosity about life. In addition, according to an article in the Harvard Business Review, "Neuroscientists have also shown that practicing mindfulness affects brain areas related to perception, body awareness, pain tolerance, emotion regulation, introspection, complex thinking, and sense of self." Another wonderful aspect of mindfulness is that it is flexible and can be personalized to fit into an individual's lifestyle. You can actually benefit from short meditations and, believe it or not, you can meditate just about anywhere! Greater Good in Action, which was formed through a collaboration between UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center and HopeLab, has the following tips for beginning your mindfulness practice: Mindfulness-based meditation can make a genuine impact on an individual's ability to manage his or her stress. Adds Dr. Katz, "And, in today's fast paced and competitive environment, being able to mitigate the impact of life's stressors on our physical and emotional health is more important than ever!"
News Article | June 5, 2017
There are over 40 clinical studies on the therapy showing significant improvement in the symptoms of erectile dysfunction. GAINSWave™ is ideal for men looking to improve spontaneous erections without the use of drugs like Viagra or Cialis," says Dr. Heidi Erickson, of Tri-County Center for Integrative Medicine. "It has proven to be a safe and effective alternative to Viagra and other oral ED medications. Patients receiving GAINSWave therapy have reported improved quality of erections, sensitivity, and overall performance. Additionally, many men are reporting decreased refractory times between orgasms, more powerful erections, which has yielded in many men seeking this treatment for sexual performance in addition to erectile dysfunction. The drug- and surgery-free procedure, commercially known as GAINSWave (or "extracorporeal shockwave therapy"), takes no longer than 20 minutes and enhances men's sex lives using sound waves, which stimulate the formation of new blood vessels and reactivate dormant ones. The result is improved blood flow, which ultimately helps men achieve and maintain more sustainable erections with increased sensitivity. Tri-County Center for Integrative Medicine is now treating men with the GAINSWave™ therapy in their offices at 4800 Linton Blvd, D502A. Boca Raton, FL 33487. Tri-County Center for Integrative Medicine provides an integrative approach to health care with an emphasis on Hormone Therapy and Sexual Wellness. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dr-heidi-erickson-introduces-new-ed-treatment-300468796.html
News Article | June 6, 2017
Many people report deep feelings of connection and self-loss while listening to music, meditating or during intense experiences of awe, an experience captured by the phrase, “I felt at one with all things” or “I was lost in the music.” In psychology, feelings of oneness and self-loss are often described as symptoms of psychopathology, but might also they be associated with well-being? An interdisciplinary team of psychologists and neuroscientists thinks so. The team was put together by David Yaden, a research fellow and Ph.D. student in the School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. In a recent article, “The Varieties of Self-transcendent Experience,” published in the American Psychology Association journal Review of General Psychology, the team identified a number of mental states that involve a sense of unity and self-loss which tend to be associated with positive mental states and outcomes, like well-being. These mental states are mindfulness, flow, some positive emotions such as “love” and “awe,” and even “peak” and “mystical” experiences. While each of these mental states are the subject of on-going psychology and neuroscience research, the underlying similarity between them had not been previously described. “In some sense we've been studying this phenomenon all along, it's just been a little bit hidden,” Yaden said. “We found this self-transcendent aspect in these otherwise very different constructs.” By identifying a common element in these mental states and positioning them along a common continuum, the researchers hope to learn more about how these experiences are capable of increasing well-being and what neural mechanisms make them possible. The team of psychologists and neuroscientists is notable for their areas of research. Yaden, a doctoral candidate in Penn’s Positive Psychology Center studies the connection between certain mental states and well-being. Jonathan Haidt is a professor of social psychology at New York University. He has given a TED talk on the topic of self-transcendence. Andrew Newberg is a radiologist and focuses on experiences of unity using neuroimaging technology. David Vago is the director of research at Vanderbilt University’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and studies mindfulness meditation. Ralph Hood is a professor at the University of Tennessee and an expert in “mystical” experiences. “It was inspiring to have so much expertise on a topic from slightly different scientific perspectives,” Yaden said. “These researchers have spent many years of their lives thinking about these experiences. To work with people who understand why this topic is important and are inherently fascinated by it was very energizing.” The team worked together to compile a broad range of research on self-transcendent experience from the fields of social psychology, clinical psychology and affective neuroscience. “The constructs that we describe, like mindfulness, flow and awe, are all quite common,” Yaden said. “They already have their own research literature around them and researchers are actively working on them, but they're sort of siloed. We see this paper as a way to connect the dots between these different research areas and show that there's this underlying similarity in these disparate constructs.” Yaden, who had an intensely self-transcendent experience in college, believes that it’s important to study these experiences because of their prevalence. Some studies have shown that about a third of the US population agree that they’ve had an experience where they “felt at one with all things.” “I think that's a surprisingly high number,” Yaden said. “That means we all know people that have had an intensely self-transcendent experience.” In terms of the research, one aspect of it that Yaden is excited by is how certain fundamental faculties of consciousness are altered during these experiences “The sense of time changes, the sense of space around one changes, and the sense of self changes,” he said. “I think we can learn a lot about the presence of these aspects of consciousness by studying instances in which they're altered or absent, like during experiences of self-transcendence. Getting at how the mind and brain represent time, space and self are very deep questions in psychology, and I think that these experiences can help to illuminate those topics.”
News Article | June 6, 2017
Less than one year ago, Dr. Abend founded the Sañare Center for Integrative Medicine. According to its website, it "offers a unique blend of Eastern and Western principles and practices in a welcoming, peaceful and personalized environment." With over 25 years of experience in his role, Dr. Abend’s focus is on nonsurgical spinal treatments, sports injuries and neuropathy. He is double board certified in Family Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Additionally, Dr. Abend has served as the Founder, Medical Director, and President of Consultants in Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine for the past 27 years. He is also the President and Founder of the Union County Surgical Center, and the Founder and Past President, of the Robert Wood Johnson University Ambulatory Surgical Center. Dr. Abend has also served as Past Chief Medical Officer of Partners Healthcare, an Institutional Pharmacy and Hospice that offers Infusion, Home and Durable Healthcare Equipment. He is also the Past Medical Director and Founder of Comprehensive Rehabilitation Institute of New Jersey, a unique and sophisticated underwater gymnasium and a full land rehabilitation center sold to a Major Medical University Center. Furthermore, Dr. Abend is the Founder and Preceptor for the Department of Family Medicine Residency Program at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Desensitizing and Teaching Residents, and working with Children and Adults with Autism and the Medical Complexities (Gastrointestinal, Seizures, and Psychiatric issues). Currently he is in the process of founding a Vocational Program (Farming) for Special Needs Adults so they can contribute to society and have a purposeful and meaningful life. In recognition of his work, he has been the Founding Preceptor since the inception of the Kessler Institute Musculoskeletal Pain Management Fellowship Program for the past ten years. He is also the Past President of both the New Jersey Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the New Jersey Society of Medical Specialties. Dr. Abend has been educated at many prominent institutions: Drew University, UMDNJ, and Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. He was a Resident, and Chief Resident in the Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine, and in Family Medicine at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Hospital. Additionally, he completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship in the Department of Family Medicine at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Just this year, he was listed in the Leading Physicians of the World, 2016, for his work in Medicine, as well as his Extensive Humanitarian work in the field of Autism. In 2015, Dr. Abend was awarded the Dr. Margaret L. Bauman Award, which is awarded to Medical Professionals who goes above and beyond the call of duty in their field. In this case, Dr. Abend received the award due to his contributions towards Autism. This was also the expertise of the award's founder, Dr. Margaret L. Bauman, who had a 45-year accomplished career in the Autism field. Some of Dr. Abend’s many accomplishments include: Also due to his work in the field of Autism, he was awarded the Jefferson Award for Medicine, a prestigious national recognition, honoring community and public volunteerism, for the State of New Jersey and Region. He was also awarded the 2011 Citizen of the Year Award from Warren Township. To further his professional development, Dr. Abend is a Diplomate with the Association of Academic Physiatrists, a Fellow with the Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is a member of the Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Medicine. Dr. Paul Abend is has 4 convenient Office locations in Bernardsville, Clark, RWJRAHWAY Hospital and North Brunswick. To view his full online profile and see his other locations, please follow this link: http://www.njtopdocs.com/DrAbend About Us NJ Top Docs is a comprehensive information resource of Top Doctors, Dentists and Hospitals. We are profiling over 900 Healthcare Providers and have made it convenient for you to find them. NJ Top Docs allows patients to “meet” these providers online before making their appointment. You can also follow us on Facebook – Twitter – YouTube
Heinz J.,Center for Integrative Medicine |
Fiori W.,University of Munster |
Heusser P.,Witten/Herdecke University |
Ostermann T.,Witten/Herdecke University
Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine | Year: 2013
Background. Much work has been done to evaluate the outcome of integrative inpatient treatment but scarcely the costs. This paper evaluates the costs for inpatient treatment in three anthroposophic hospitals (AHs). Material and Methods. Cost and performance data from a total of 23,180 cases were analyzed and compared to national reference data. Subgroup analysis was performed between the cases with and without anthroposophic medical complex (AMC) treatment. Results. Costs and length of stay in the cases without AMC displayed no relevant differences compared to the national reference data. In contrast the inlier cases with AMC caused an average of 1,394 more costs. However costs per diem were not higher than those in the national reference data. Hence, the delivery of AMC was associated with a prolonged length of stay. 46.6% of the cases with AMC were high outliers. Only 10.6% of the inlier cases with AMC were discharged before reaching the mean length of stay of each DRG. Discussion. Treatment in an AH is not generally associated with an increased use of resources. However, the provision of AMC leads to a prolonged length of stay and cannot be adequately reimbursed by the current G-DRG system. Due to the heterogeneity of the patient population, an additional payment should be negotiated individually. © 2013 Jürgen Heinz et al.
Andreescu C.,University of Pittsburgh |
Glick R.M.,University of Pittsburgh |
Glick R.M.,Center for Integrative Medicine |
Emeremni C.A.,University of Pittsburgh |
And 4 more authors.
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry | Year: 2011
Background: Over 50% of patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) either do not tolerate or do not respond to antidepressant medications. Several preliminary studies have shown the benefits of acupuncture in the treatment of depression. We sought to determine whether a 2-point electroacupuncture protocol (verum acupuncture) would be beneficial for MDD, in comparison to needling at nonchannel scalp points with sham electrostimulation (control acupuncture). Method: Fifty-three subjects aged 18-80 years, recruited via advertisement or referral, were included in the primary analysis of our randomized controlled trial, which was conducted from March 2004 through May 2007 at UPMC Shadyside, Center for Complementary Medicine, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Inclusion criteria were mild or moderate MDD (according to the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders) and a score of 14 or higher on the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS). Exclusion criteria included severe MDD, seizure disorder or risk for seizure disorder, psychosis, bipolar disorder, chronic MDD, treatment-resistent MDD, and history of substance abuse in the prior 6 months. Patients were randomized to receive twelve 30-minute sessions of verum versus control acupuncture over 6 to 8 weeks. The HDRS was the primary outcome measure. The UKU Side Effect Rating Scale was used to assess for adverse effects. Results: Twenty-eight subjects were randomized to verum electroacupuncture and 25 to control acupuncture. The 2 groups did not differ with regard to gender, age, or baseline severity of depression. Both groups improved, with mean (SD) absolute HDRS score decreases of -6.6 (5.9) in the verum group and -7.6 (6.6) in the control group, corresponding to 37.5% and 41.3% relative decreases from baseline. There were no serious adverse events associated with either intervention, and endorsement of adverse effects was similar in the 2 groups. Conclusions: We were unable to demonstrate a specific effect of electroacupuncture. Electroacupuncture and control acupuncture were equally well tolerated, and both resulted in similar absolute and relative improvement in depressive symptoms as measured by the HDRS. Trial Registration: clinicaltrials.gov Identifier: NCT00071110. © Copyright 2011 Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.
Juknis N.,Washington University in St. Louis |
Cooper J.M.,Center for Integrative Medicine |
Volshteyn O.,Washington University in St. Louis
Handbook of Clinical Neurology | Year: 2012
In the past quarter century, spinal cord injury medicine has welcomed the proliferation of new medications and technologies that improve the survival and quality of life for people with spinal cord injury, but also endured the failure of strategies we hoped would salvage the cord in the acute phase. Surgical decompression and spinal stabilization should be pursued whenever indicated and feasible; however, there is no compelling evidence that early decompression facilitates neurological improvement. Methylprednisolone, the subject of over two decades of trials, has proven to be of marginal benefit in improving functional outcome.Recent advances in the management of the respiratory, cardiovascular, autonomic, endocrine, skeletal and integumentary systems have not only changed morbidity and survival of spinal cord injury patients but also improved quality of life.Progress has been made in the early diagnosis and effective treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, neurogenic shock, autonomic dysreflexia and orthostatic hypotension. Aggressive respiratory care for high cervical level of injury patients should include an option for phrenic nerve pacing as it is a viable rehabilitative strategy for appropriately selected patients. Pressure ulcers remain a significant psychological, financial, and functional burden for many people with SCI and for healthcare providers. This area will continue to require further work on early prevention and education. Despite extensive scientific and clinical data on neurogenic osteoporosis, there is no consensus regarding the best pharmacotherapeutic agents, dosing regimens, or rehabilitative strategies for prevention and treatment of bone loss. This chapter will focus on the advances. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.
PubMed | British Columbia Cancer Agency, University of Ottawa, University of British Columbia, University of Alberta and 3 more.
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer | Year: 2016
For breast cancer (BrCa) survivors, premature menopause can result from conventional cancer treatment. Due to limited treatment options, survivors often turn to complementary therapies (CTs), but struggle to make informed decisions. In this study, we identified BrCa survivors CT and general information and decision-making needs related to menopausal symptoms.The needs assessment was informed by interpretive descriptive methodology. Focus groups with survivors (n=22) and interviews with conventional (n=12) and CT (n=5) healthcare professionals (HCPs) were conducted at two Canadian urban cancer centers. Thematic, inductive analysis was conducted on the data.Menopausal symptoms have significant negative impact on BrCa survivors. Close to 70% of the sample were currently using CTs, including mind-body therapies (45.5%), natural health products (NHPs) and dietary therapies (31.8%), and lifestyle interventions (36.4%). However, BrCa survivors reported inadequate access to information on the safety and efficacy of CT options. Survivors also struggled in their efforts to discuss CT with HCPs, who had limited time and information to support women in their CT decisions. Concise and credible information about CTs was required by BrCa survivors to support them in making informed and safe decisions about using CTs for menopausal symptom management.High quality research is needed on the efficacy and safety of CTs in managing menopausal symptoms following BrCa treatment. Decision support strategies, such as patient decision aids (DAs), may help synthesize and translate evidence on CTs and promote shared decision-making between BrCa survivors and HCPs about the role of CTs in coping with menopause following cancer treatment.
News Article | February 20, 2017
BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Idaho Center for Integrative Medicine (ICIM) (http://idahointegrativemedicine.com/), a leader in functional and holistic healthcare, is hosting a Customer Appreciation Day on February 21, 2017, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The clinic is located at 3271 N. Milwaukee Street. In addition to complimentary refreshments and supplement samples, the staff will be available for free therapy, chair massages, office tours, and answer questions for participants. "We are excited to host this event as it gives us an opportunity to thank our patients for their support and let them know how important they are to us," said Dr. Noah Edvalson, Founder of ICIM. "This event will also allow us to introduce therapies to our customers that they may be unaware we have. Patients are our top priority and we look forward to providing them with the best care possible." In addition to celebrating customer appreciation, ICIM will present new members of the team, including Greg Howard and Randi Roark. Greg Howard, Nurse Practitioner, comes with a broad background working in both Family Medicine and Urgent Care settings. While most of his background and training is in traditional medicine, he has always been open minded about alternative medicine, and recognizes the need to support the body through nutrition and lifestyle modifications. Randi Roark, a nationally certified massage therapist and Bodyworker, practices a variety of massage techniques including Swedish, Deep Tissue, NMT/Trigger Point, Shiatsu, Cranial-Sacral Fascial Release, Tai/Yoga, and Integrative/Mindful Expression. Randi believes that every body is different and there is no one massage that suits all; therefore, her approach is tailored to each individual. She loves helping others and is enthusiastic about health and overall well-being. ICIM strives to use a functional and holistic approach to provide competent and progressive health care encompassing physical, nutritional, emotional, and energetic vitality in a compassionate and collaborative environment. The clinic treats the cause of disease using safe, natural, and effective therapies, while enriching the community with education, self-reliance, and self-empowerment. About The Idaho Center for Integrative Medicine The Idaho Center for Integrative Medicine effectively helps their clientele find the healthcare they need. Dr. Edvalson, founder and owner of ICIM, is trained in Chiropractic (a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician and has received the Distinguished Service Award by the American Chiropractic Association Council on Sports Injuries and Physical Fitness), Naturopathy, Functional Medicine, Acupuncture, Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation, and much more. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ozone therapies, with the distinguished honor of being certified as an Advanced Prolozone Therapist. It is his passion and ICIM's goal to help offer a new hope to those suffering unnecessarily with chronic diseases.