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ICIM Political Lobby Day on Capitol Hill:
On March 14, we join forces with the Alliance for Natural Health to walk the halls of Congress, making scheduled visits to strategic lawmakers who are on the cusp of new legislation that will affect the way we practice medicine and predict the health of the nation.

Yin/Yang: The Marriage Between Conventional and Innovative Medicine: March 14-18, Washington Marriott, Washington, D.C., Program Chair Conrad Maulfair, DO

Eventbrite - The Marriage Between Conventional and Innovative Medicine

Treating the Impossible II:
Oct. 9-12, 2013, Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, Program Chair Richard Mason, DO


The troubled marriage between conventional and innovative medicine
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YinYang We have certainly received a lot of feedback about Conrad Maulfair's evocative title for our Washington, D.C., meeting. "What does yin/yang have to do with science? Are we talking about new age, weird stuff?" Don't worry; ICIM is still planning our usual advanced level science and research based line up of lecturers. What we mean by yin/yang is that we strive to create balance in all things. As integrative doctors we see both sides of the coin, the allopathic training we were given in medical school as well as innovative new ideas that we seek out to help our patients. Another point well taken is that this "marriage" between mindsets is a very uneasy partnership. More

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Get to know ICIM's new President Ronald Casselberry, MD
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Get to know ICIM's new President Ronald Casselberry, M.D. Casselberry writes in his bio: "It'll probably take all of the 21st century to repair our damaged environment, restore balance and usher in sustainability." More

Coming to ICIM? Get your hotel reservations this weekend
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We don't want you to end up paying an extra $200 more per night. Sign up now for the negotiated room rate of $149 at the Washington Marriott. You must have your hotel reservations before Feb. 13 for this fantastic price. Our group coupon code is J99J99a. Here is a direct link to our room block with the code already in.

Washington Marriott, 800-228-9290
1221 22ndStreet NW
Washington DC, 20037

If you have any difficulty, you may contact our hotel helper Vincene Nolan directly at or 202-640-6262. If you are planning to arrive as early as Tuesday night, please contact Wendy Chappell for money-saving assistance at Ronald Reagan the closest airport, only $15 by taxi, but this hotel is not accessible to the subway. Dulles is a $45 cab ride.

Concerns about the opt-out option of Medicare
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Many physicians who choose not to participate in Medicare can opt-out of the program altogether. However, it is important that the process is done correctly. In order to opt out of Medicare, a physician must privately contract with his/her patient and submit an affidavit to his or her Medicare carrier. Failure to do this important step can cause the physician's attempt at opting out to be nullified and their private contracts with patients to become null and void. This can come at great expense to the physician. More

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How does the informed consent change now that we have TACT?
By Al Augustine, Esq. and Terry Chappell, M.D.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Informed consents traditionally have been used in the medical world in a hospital setting where there are inherent risks in a procedure a patient may be about to undertake. Informed consents were put into a written format because many patients had complained that they were not told things that the hospital, doctors or nurses said that they told them. Having an informed consent in place where a chelation treatment, or a series of chelation treatments, are going to be given to a patient to treat vascular disease, is essential and crucial to the smart practice of medicine. More

Elizabeth Vaughan, MD, discusses the TACT trial and the future of chelation on Fox
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Over 100,000 adults with cardiovascular disease use chelation therapy every year according to a National Health Interview Survey. Alternative practitioners have been using chelation to prevent and treat atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease for over 50 years. Dr. Elizabeth Vaughan discusses the results of the Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy study that were announced at the American Heart Association. This large NIH-sponsored trial turned up the first substantial evidence in support of chelation therapy for patients with coronary disease. More

Interested in ABIHM board certification?
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Application for certification as a diplomate of the ABIHM is exclusively for M.D. or D.O. physicians who choose to incorporate integrative holistic principles into their practices, and to demonstrate to their colleagues and patients that they have undergone the only comprehensive, peer-reviewed, psychometrically validated examination process in integrative holistic medicine. The certification enables physicians to obtain a credential that attests to their knowledge in the field and affords them the recognition of having met a recognized standard of achievement. The certifying process occurs as a seven-year cycle. Maintenance of Certification is required every seven years, but does not involve sitting for the exam again. More

Healing with Language: The illusion of choice
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This tip comes from a common parental strategy that really works well: Give a child the illusion of choice when you want to produce a desirable behavior that the child often resists. "Would you rather take your bath before or after brushing your teeth?" Either way, you can appreciate that the child ends up bathing because the act of choosing presupposes commitment.

You might think that the same technique won't work for adults, but it does when you are able to properly phrase it. The technique won't work if the choice you offer seems unrealistic or unreasonable: "Would you rather quit smoking now or after you're dead?" It will, however, work as well with adults as it does children when the options offered seem real and reasonable: "To help you be successful in becoming a former smoker, do you prefer to start with acupuncture or with hypnotherapy?" Whether the client chooses acupuncture or hypnotherapy, he or she has agreed to the main presupposition, to become a former smoker.

Clients or patients sometimes resist returning for a needed follow-up visit. Providing just one opportunity (Tuesday at 10 a.m.) encourages them to say "no." Give the illusion of choice: "We want to make sure you are well on the road to recovery, so let's get you back in here next week for a follow-up visit. Does Tuesday or Wednesday work better for you?"

As with the bathing and brushing example, it is easy to remember that sequence is a natural way to create illusion of choice. "Chelation and having those old fillings replaced will allow you to detoxify your body and get your health back. You can start with one or we can arrange to have them both scheduled right away."

Notice what do your clients or patients resist doing and think about ways to encourage their cooperation by giving them the illusion of choice. You are the one with vital information, and you are able to empower your patients or clients using illusion of choice alone or along with other subtle communication skills.

Send your questions about communication to Joel P. Bowman or Debra Basham, co-developers of SCS Matters, LLC. We will provide answers to those for you. For more information about Healing with Language: Your Key to Effective Mind-Body Communication, neurolinguistic programming, hypnosis or hypnotherapy, or about the imagine healing process, visit or

Great Plains Labs sponsors physician educational workshop
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Are you a practitioner who knows the benefits of biomedical testing for improving patient care — and desires more education and tools to put it into practice? This weekend workshop is designed for practitioners who wish to make a difference in the lives of individuals suffering from a variety of conditions including autism spectrum disorders, mental health disorders, autoimmune diseases and other chronic illnesses. More

The benefits of mammograms questioned
By ICIM member Terry Chappell, M.D.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In order to reduce mortality, a procedure must detect a tendency towards a life-threatening illness early enough so that the treatment alters the course of the disease. An article in the New England Journal of Medicine put mammograms to that test over the last 30 years. The surprising conclusion was that "screening (mammograms) is having, at best, only a small effect on the death rate from cancer." More

Documentary exposes shocking secrets of diet, weight-loss and food industry
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VideoBrief "Hungry For Change" is a feature length documentary film, from the makers of "Food Matters," that exposes shocking secrets the diet, weight-loss and food industry don't want you to know about. Deceptive strategies designed to keep you coming back for more. Featuring interviews with best-selling health authors and leading medical experts plus real life transformational stories from those who know what it's like to be sick and overweight. You can see a trailer and read more information here. More

AMA providing $10 million in grants to foster "teaching innovations" among medical schools
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The American Medical Association will award $10 million in grants to "a group of medical schools to engage in a broad range of teaching innovations." Some of these innovations include "new ways of teaching and assessing core competencies, individualized learning plans, and a greater focus on patient safety, quality improvement and health care financing." AMA Executive Vice President and CEO James L. Madara, M.D., said, "The AMA wants to change that and lower barriers for engagement. We want to bring schools together to foster and accelerate the kind of bold changes that will help you not only succeed, but thrive in the evolving health care environment." In the grant opportunity description, the AMA encourages interested participants to deliver "comprehensive learning experiences." The grants will be delivered over a five-year span. More

Call for papers at Integrative Medicine and Interventional Methods in Oncology
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The Coordinator of the World Cancer Congress in China is calling for potential speakers to submit their abstracts for this worldwide gathering. We welcome both doctors and nurses to join us. Click here for further information about our speakers and program. Please submit your title of speech and CV for evaluation to:

World Cancer Congress
East Wing, 11F, Dalian Ascendas IT Park
No. 1 Hui Xian Yuan, Dalian Hi-tech Industrial Zone
LN 116025, P.R.China
Tel: 0086-411-84575669-857

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