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

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Imaging technologies lead to less invasive treatments of cancers
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VideoBrief During the upcoming ICIM meeting in Washington, D.C., presentations by Dr. Robert Bard, M.D., and Dr. Dan Sperling, M.D., will highlight innovative uses of a surprising tool for integrative medicine.

Dr. Bard's talk, titled "Advanced Ultrasound and MRI Imaging," will discuss the sonography of the abdomen, prostate, thyroid, breast and skin, as well as the staging of cancer of these organs. Dr. Bard will demonstrate new Doppler technologies that show the aggression of disease as well as quantitatively follow the treatment efficacy.

Dr. Sperling's talk, titled "Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Treatments," will explore focal laser ablation, a procedure he helped to develop, which represents a paradigm shift in the treatment of localized prostate cancer, offering excellent cancer control and minimal-to-no risk of comorbidities.

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Codex committee: 'You can't tell people that food prevents disease'
Alliance for Natural Health    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Codex, which was established by the World Health Organization and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, is creating international guidelines for member nations to follow. And while these guidelines are supposed to be voluntary, it is conceivable that our country's food policies could be overridden by international trade law. At the very least, the wrong international guidelines won't make it easier to keep the right ones here. More

Deadly medicine
ICIM member Richard Linchitz, M.D.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The following article illustrates the incredibly callous and unethical behavior of pharmaceutical companies. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Remember that every time you see an ad for a drug, you are watching the production of the best minds in the advertising business aimed at getting you to buy their product. In this multibillion dollar industry, ethics take a backseat to profits. More

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A practical approach to military PTSD
The Atlantic    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Since 2001, more United States troops have died from suicide than have been killed in Afghanistan. The Army estimates that up to 20 percent of those deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan — half a million men and women — will suffer the disabling agitation, nightmares and emotional withdrawal that characterize post traumatic stress. Military leaders, the Secretary of Defense, the President and Congress speak of the gravity of the problem and the inadequacy of present approaches to care. More

Treating our furry friends
ICIM member David Pawsat    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Our pets add so much to our lives. It is wonderful to walk in the door to a friendly face always happy to see you. I have a 10-year-old golden retriever, Cosmo, who is just that sort of friend. He has been my faithful walking buddy for years. Unfortunately, in November he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. He was given a very short window of time for survival. Hang in there ... it's not all bad. More

DNA directly photographed for 1st time
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Fifty-nine years after James Watson and Francis Crick deduced the double-helix structure of DNA, a scientist has captured the first direct photograph of the twisted ladder that props up life. Enzo Di Fabrizio, a physics professor at the Magna Graecia University in Catanzaro, Italy, snapped the picture using an electron microscope. More

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Holiday eating with a heart of Thanksgiving
Chris Coller, D.O.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If you read the title of this entry and instantly got cold chills trying to reconcile your dietary convictions with your hyper-salivary alimental anticipations of puddings and pies and tasty turkey, well, then I have achieved my goal. And having done so, please fret no longer. You will be pleased to know that will be the extent of my holiday feast guilt-tripping. More

De-stress during the holidays
The Sacramento Bee    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The time between Thanksgiving and New Year's tends to be one of the most stressful times of the year. Instead of waiting until the first of the year to de-stress, why not use a few quick and easy tools now to keep you grounded during the holidays? Here are some simple ways to keep your mind-body-spirit in balance this holiday season. More

Mind-body education helps irritable bowel syndrome
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Patients who go through a mind-body educational course are better able to manage irritable bowel syndrome, according to a new study. The benefits of the course were modest, about as large as what are typically seen from taking medications, said Dr. Emeran Mayer, the senior author of the study and a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine. The program doesn't work for everybody, said Mayer, but for others "it changed their lives." More

Healing with Language: Recognizing and using submodalities
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People use their internal representations of their sensory experiences to create and process meanings. Each of the major sensory systems or modalities has submodalities that influence meaning:
  • Visual: Size, distance, brightness, clarity, color, movement, contrast, location, frame and point of view — especially associated or dissociated
  • Auditory: Volume, tone, pitch, inflection, rhythm, location, rate and duration
  • Kinesthetic: Intensity, quality, movement, direction, speed, location — especially feelings on the midline of the body and chakra centers — and duration. The "Kinesthetic Cluster" includes the senses of smell, taste and touch as well as emotional responses —"feel" is both external and internal.
People reveal their internal processing through their use of language. When people use the simple tenses — present, past and future — for example, they are describing a fixed state. If they are describing something they are picturing, the image is still: fixed and permanent. The statement, "I am depressed," indicates that the person has been depressed in the past, is depressed in the present and will be depressed in the future.

When people use the progressive tenses — verbs with "-ing" endings — they are describing something that has movement. Rather than seeing an internal "photograph," they are describing an internal movie.

Painting pain away is one of the really easy ways to notice how submodalities really are the way we run our brains. When having a person rate pain, have them imagine a color that represents that level. After doing an intervention or treatment, when checking again where on the scale they are experiencing it, first ask if the color has changed.

As you work with your clients and patients, pay attention to the way they describe their problems and the way their descriptions change as you work on or with them. Help them shift their language about problems away from permanent and ongoing to language that sets limits around the problem and allows them to see themselves improving their way into a better future.

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

Researchers: Exercise can extend your life by as much as 5 years
Health Behavior News Service via Medical Xpress    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Adults who include at least 150 minutes of physical activity in their routines each week live longer than those who don't, finds a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Promoting the years of life that can be gained from moderate activity may be a better motivator to get Americans moving, said study author Ian Janssen, Ph.D., of Queen's University in Ontario, Canada. More

Food safety group calls for court to limit GMO seed patents
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Patent protection for genetically modified corn, soybeans and other crop must be limited so farmers can save their seeds and protect themselves against litigation, a public interest group said in a filing with the U.S. Supreme Court in a case involving global seed giant Monsanto Co. The case that the high court will hear next year involving an Indiana soybean farmer Vernon Bowman is but a "microcosm of a systemic problem," and the outcome of the case could have far-reaching impacts as Monsanto and other biotech seed developers expand their dominance of agricultural seeds, according to the Center for Food Safety. More

California medical school embraces natural remedies
The Associated Press via The Bismarck Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In recent years, some of the region's largest and most traditional healthcare systems have begun to integrate holistic and homeopathic treatments including herbs and meditation to fix what ails their patients. The trend toward natural remedies accelerated Sept. 14 with the opening of Bastyr University in a two-story commercial building in San Diego. It is California's first accredited postgraduate school that focuses on training naturopathic doctors. More

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