How Meditation Changes the Brain and Body

Mindfulness meditation training interventions have been shown to improve markers of health, however the underlying neurobiological mechanisms have yet to be understood. According to initial research, mindfulness meditation may increase default mode network (DMN) resting-state functional connectivity (rsFC) with regions important in top-down executive control (dorsolateral prefrontal cortex [dlPFC]. In this study, researchers tested whether […]

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Electroacupuncture Tied to Improvements in Chronic Constipation

According to an Annals of Internal Medicine study, electroacupuncture improves symptoms of chronic constipation. More than 1000 patients with chronic and severe functional constipation were randomized to receive 28 sessions of either electroacupuncture or sham acupuncture. The electroacupuncture group had needles inserted 30–70 mm deep into three acupoints. Two of these points were electrically stimulated. In the […]

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McGill Complementary Health Symposium

The McGill Symposium on Complementary Health took place on Friday June 3, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec. The objectives were to explore the elements of complementary medicine as they pertain to education and research at McGill and to invite speakers from across North America to share their wisdom with the McGill faculty on these areas. Invited […]

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College of Physicians of Quebec declares war on IgG Food Sensitivity Testing

Using of IgG “food-sensitivity” testing By the Investigations Committee of the CMQ In recent years, some laboratories have been offering specific dose immunoglobulin G “food-sensitivity". In Canada, laboratories offer this test under various trade names, including Hemocode ™, Imupro®, RSA FST ™ and Genarrayt®. Laboratories that are promoting these tests present scientific data that appears […]

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The CAM in UME Project

The Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Undergraduate Medical Education (CAM in UME) project is a Canadian medical education initiative with its principle objective being the facilitation of educating undergraduate medical students about issues pertaining to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Its development was based on the rationale that physicians should be prepared to practice medicine […]

Integrative Medicine Education

Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine Founded in 1997 by Dr. Andrew Weil, the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine was the first and most comprehensive academic curriculum for the training of doctors. The fellowship started as a 2-year residential program from the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Four residential MDs trained with […]

The Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health

Formerly called the Consortium for Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health (ACIMH) was formed in 1999 by eight academic centers in the United States with the purpose of advancing integrative medicine and health through academic institutions and health centers. These initial schools included Harvard University, Duke University, […]

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