Give Thanks This New Year! Gratitude Benefits Your Health

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

‘Tis the Season to Practice Ayurveda – And Eat Warming Foods! 

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

Happy {Healthier} Halloween!

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

Stressed? AIM For Total Peace of Mind

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

Alliance Integrative Medicine is growing and hiring!

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

Harness the Power of Positive Thinking

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.

Why Research Is Vital for Integrative Medicine

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.