The Science of Integrative Medicine

The Science of Integrative Medicine
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12 episodes in this series

Episode 1 Complementary and Integrative Medicine
Explore the history of alternative approaches to care that have evolved into integrative therapies still in use today. The discussion begins with research investigating how nutrition, exercise, stress management, and…
Episode 2 Making the Case for Integrative Medicine
Review the science behind the benefits of healthy habits, including eating well, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep. Discover the multitude of positive impacts these habits can have on your…
Episode 3 Herbal Supplements
Delve into the world of herbal supplements to understand the pros and cons of adding them to your health-care regimen. Get a handle on why no herbal supplement is necessarily…
Episode 4 Supplements in Practice
Take a deeper dive into some of the most common supplements, and find out which ones Dr. Bauer recommends and uses in his own practice. Understand why he'll sometimes suggest…
Episode 5 Mind-Body Medicine
Examine the phenomenon of the mind-body connection to see how you can positively influence your mind in order to improve your body. This area of research is opening the door…
Episode 6 Guided Imagery, Hypnosis, and Spirituality
Focusing your mind has been known to help alleviate pain, symptoms of illness, and side effects of medications, and even to aid in changing negative behaviors. Dr. Bauer takes you…
Episode 7 Practicing Meditation
Taking the mindful approach a step further, Dr. Bauer provides you with an insightful examination of meditation. In addition to reviewing the multitude of benefits that meditation can provide as…
Episode 8 Moving Meditation: Yoga, Tai Chi, and Qi Gong
Often grouped together with other mindful practices, Dr. Bauer dedicates an entire lecture to moving meditation, including yoga, tai chi, and qi gong. Although these methods have existed for thousands…
Episode 9 Relaxation Therapies
Superficially, relaxation therapies seem easy, but Dr. Bauer points out that to really get the maximum health benefits, you have to fully immerse yourself in these practices, and doing so…
Episode 10 Effective Acupuncture
"Does acupuncture work?" is a question that's often met with controversy. Dr. Bauer discusses scientific evidence that demonstrates both the effectiveness of this technique and the medical conditions it has…
Episode 11 Massage Therapy and Spinal Manipulation
Many people appreciate a good massage, yet few really grasp the science behind how effectively it can help with healing. Based on ancient principals such as acupressure, Dr. Bauer illustrates…
Episode 12 Living Well
Throughout the course, Dr. Bauer offers suggestions on how to approach the topic of integrative medicine with your doctor. He also touches on new integrative strategies that are being researched.…

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