using the arrow buttons.
by clicking on the page.
the page around when zoomed in by dragging it.
the zoom using the slider when zoomed-in.
by clicking on the zoomed-in page.
by entering text in the search field, and select "This Issue" or "All Issues"
by clicking on thumbnails to select pages, and then press the print button.
displays sections with thumbnails and descriptions.
displays a slider of thumbnails. Click on a page to jump.
allows you to browse the full archive.
about your subscription?
Lions Roar : January 2011
SHAMBHALA SUN JANUARY 2011 58 and even return the idea of “health” to what is better described as a disease care system. but integrative medicine faces many chal- lenges. some conventional Western health care providers criticize integrative medicine for bringing what they view as unsupported and unscientific therapies into an evidence-based field. others worry that its comprehensive approach to health and healing, while ideal, is too expensive to implement on a large scale. but the leaders in this emerging field are ready to tackle those challenges and prove that the u.s. is ready for a new kind of medicine. What is integrative Medicine integrating? the words “integrative medicine” may bring to mind holistic approaches such as acupuncture, massage therapy, and stress re- duction. although these can be important parts of an integrative approach, the field does more than merely integrate alternative and conventional medicine. the consortium of academic Health centers for Integra- tive Medicine defines integrative medicine as “the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship be- tween practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate thera- peutic approaches, health care professionals, and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.” key to this definition is in- tegrative medicine’s embrace of any therapy that supports health and healing, regardless of its origins. treatment for cancer, for instance, might include everything from surgery and chemo- therapy to diet, spiritual counseling, and yoga. Integrative medicine also strives to integrate every aspect of the health care system, from self-care and primary care to urgent Above: Used in conjunction with MBSR, yoga cultivates awareness and reduces stress. Left: Testing blood pressure. PHotoscourtesyofDukeIntegratIveMeDIcIne