Katie Peeden, MD It’s January 2020, the start of a new year. And as you consider New Year’s resolutions, I encourage you to take time to count your blessings. There is increasing research on the health benefits of gratitude, most notably that those who regularly count their blessings tend to be happier and healthier. Dr. … Continued
Ayurveda is a holistic healing system that originated in India several thousand years ago. The word Ayurveda means “life knowledge,” and the practice covers all aspects of healthy living — diet, exercise, mindfulness, and connection. Ayurveda teaches that the body and mind are intimately connected, and the ultimate goal is perfect health through a balance … Continued
An Update From AIM’s Medical Directors Steve and Sandi Amoils, MDs An article published in the Oct. 25 issue of JAMA® (Journal of the American Medical Association) confirmed what we have observed over the past 15 years: using behavioral and lifestyle interventions impacts patients’ quality of life. This may not seem like news to our … Continued
With Halloween and trick-or-treaters approaching, now is the time to prepare for kids of all ages to invade your doorstep! Halloween is a time for kids to dress up in costume and go from doorstep to doorstep, collecting all their favorite candy. But how much is too much? Do you, as a parent, use this … Continued
Are you interested in reducing your stress and developing more conscious living habits? Alliance Integrative Medicine is collaborating with Dr. Richard Sears to offer Mindful Stress Reduction Groups (based on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction & Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy). Join us at 6:00 p.m. Monday, September 11th for a FREE introductory lecture – whether you … Continued
We are hiring right now as we transition on to electronic medical records! We are looking to fill the following positions: 1. “Greeters”: As we transition onto electronic medical records, we need enthusiastic, iPad savvy people to help patients sign on to the system. We need temporary workers to help each patient sign up … Continued
This month (June 2017) AIM will be transitioning to electronic medical records. What will this mean for you?
Achieving happiness and maintaining a positive outlook on life may be more important to your
health than you think. For some of us, that’s a little easier said than done. According to a Harvard study, training your brain to be positive is not so different from training your muscles at the gym. Recent research on neuroplasticity—the ability of the brain to change even in adulthood—reveals that engaging in one brief positive exercise every day for as little as three weeks can have a lasting impact.
Over the past decade, we have seen Integrative Medicine become more and more common in mainstream medical centers. Integrative Medicine (IM) is now taught at most mainstream medical schools, and interestingly it is also becoming much more commonly utilized in the military. In 2009, the Army Pain Management Task Force (PMTF) report called for building best practices for the continuum of acute and chronic care based on a “holistic, multidisciplinary, integrative approach to care.