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Finding Homeless Patients A Place To Heal

After they amputated the second toe on John Trumbla’s right foot last summer, doctors sent him to a nursing home because he still needed medical care — but not necessarily a hospital bed. The proud, burly Army veteran resisted at first, but he didn’t have a choice. Before his hospitalization at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Trumbla, 56, and his wife had been homeless, crashing…
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The 'Strange Science' Behind The Big Business Of Exercise Recovery

From sports drinks to protein powders, from compression therapy to cupping — there’s a whole industry of products and services designed to help us adapt to and recover from exercise. But does any of it work? That’s the question… Listen at NPR

Why Food Could Be the Best Medicine of All

When Tom Shicowich’s toe started feeling numb in 2010, he brushed it off as a temporary ache. At the time, he didn’t have health insurance, so he put off going to the doctor. The toe became infected, and he got so sick that he stayed in bed for two days with what he assumed was the flu. When he finally saw a doctor, the physician immediately sent Shicowich to the emergency room. Several days later, surgeons amputated his toe… Read at Time

Creating While Clean

This is a story about sober musicians—about the life that has led them here, and about the life that they live now—but there is no single story here. Some drank, some used drugs, some did more or less everything, and they did so to very different degrees. Some found themselves at the edge of the precipice, or worse; others simply re-routed from a path or trajectory that…
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What This 76-Year-Old Man Can Teach About Healing

“I never lock my door; if people show up at night, I will wake up,” said I Gusti Mangku Sasak, a holistic Usada Bali healer. I Gusti Mangku Sasak, a 76-year-old Balinese healer, begins and ends each day by meditating: He focuses on his third eye, the tip of his nose, the tip of his tongue and his throat. He then goes to the rice fields, where he works with his son. When he returns home, around dusk, patients come from his village…
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How Employers Are Fixing Health Care

Walmart has embraced a new approach to improve the quality of care and lower costs. The results have been dramatic. A 56-year-old man who works at Walmart — we’ll call him Bill — had been suffering from mild neck pain for years. Recently the pain had worsened, and his wife noticed a subtle tremor… Read at HBR

Health GroovesA Podcast

The State of Integrative Medicine with John Weeks (E07)

Ancestral Healing and Political Resistance with David Escobar, MA (E06)

By Ricky Fishman, DC

John Weeks is a writer, speaker, chronicler and organizer whose work in the movement for integrative health and medicine began in 1983. In this interview, John discusses the state of integrative medicine and the challenges that alternative and complementary modalities face in todays health care landscape.

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Events, Activities, Healing

The Integrative Health Project

The Integrative Health Project

The Integrative Health Project (IHP) is a volunteer organization with the mission of providing access to integrative medicine in underserved areas both locally and internationally. IHP was established in 2011 by a group of practitioners who were passionate about Chinese medicine and who saw the potential for its making a great impact in the lives of many.
The main focus of our work has conducting medical missions and training programs and since it’s inception IHP has provided thousands of free treatments in Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition to these clinics, IHP has provided free training for over 60 local providers in auricular (ear) acupuncture and other types of basic Chinese medicine techniques and other treatment modalities including, yoga, meditation and different forms of body work.
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Events, Activities, Healing

The Integrative Health Project

The Integrative Health Project

The Integrative Health Project (IHP) is a volunteer organization with the mission of providing access to integrative medicine in underserved areas both locally and internationally. IHP was established in 2011 by a group of practitioners who were passionate about Chinese medicine and who saw the potential for its making a great impact in the lives of many.
The main focus of our work has conducting medical missions and training programs and since it’s inception IHP has provided thousands of free treatments in Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition to these clinics, IHP has provided free training for over 60 local providers in auricular (ear) acupuncture and other types of basic Chinese medicine techniques and other treatment modalities including, yoga, meditation and different forms of body work.
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