Cochrane Collaboration: Complementary Medicine Group

Systematic reviews on complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine therapies “Healing Tools” summaries are a collection of evidence-based resources to help providers and patients use integrative health approaches to improve health and wellbeing. This tool is for: Providers Patients and their family members may also find the reviews useful since public summaries are also available This tool […]

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Healing Tool Series: HeartMath® emWave® Training System

A stress management training system that monitors stress by measuring a person’s heart rate variability and provides biofeedback to increase this heart rate variability, which correlates with the relaxation response to reduce stress and enhance resilience. “Healing Tools” summaries are a collection of evidence-based resources to help providers and patients use integrative health approaches to improve […]

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HOPE Note: Your Guide To Personalized Health Care That Heals

A good relationship between a patient and a physician is crucial and could become a lifetime — and life-saving — connection. Personally, I do something I like to call the HOPE Note when I see patients. This stands for Healing Oriented Practices and Environments Note. It is essentially a set of questions physicians can ask their patients that address the underlying determinants of their […]

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Healing Tool Series:The Mayo Diet

Book and online program to help people lose weight permanently and keep it off “Healing Tools” summaries are a collection of evidence-based resources to help providers and patients use integrative health approaches to improve health and wellbeing. This tool is for: Patients Providers This tool was created by: Mayo Clinic

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What It Will Take To Solve the Opioid Crisis

Over 60,000 people die every year because of an opioid overdose or a complication of opioid use. The opioid issue is a major crisis in America. To solve it, we need to refocus on what the underlying causes are. It is less of an opioid problem and more of a pain management problem. In this […]

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Discover How Our Bodies Heal

The word “heal” is derived from the identical Latin and Greek words that mean whole or holy. Knowing about yourself as a whole person, your social, your behavioral, your body but also your mind and spiritual components are a key part of healing. In this episode of #AskDrJonas, I help you understand how your body heals through […]

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Healing Tool Series: Narrative Medicine

A patient-centered, collaborative storytelling process to deliver respectful, empathic, and effective medical care for serious illness “Healing Tools” summaries are a collection of evidence-based resources to help providers and patients use integrative health approaches to improve health and wellbeing. This tool is for: Providers This tool was created by: Robert B. Slocum, DMin, PhD, The University […]

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A Patient’s View: Athlete Scores Against Chronic Pain

Exercise, meditation and mindfulness, yoga and an anti-inflammatory diet lead to a nearly pain-free life Like many teenagers, John Slay wanted to be a professional athlete. As a baseball, basketball and football player in high school, John was focused on achieving his goal. One day while John was playing basketball, his knee started hurting. He […]

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Recognizing the Power of the Placebo Effect

I have always considered the placebo effect to be the sleeping giant of research and medical care. The placebo effect is essentially the meaning response that is induced by the context of treatment. The physiological, psychological, and clinical effects of this gives outstanding value to how people can heal. In this episode of #AskDrJonas, I […]

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Hope for Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis

A diet and lifestyle program integrated with conventional medicine helps people live longer, better and healthier When MRIs (brain scans) taken after a car accident in 2000 showed that Noelle N. might have multiple sclerosis (MS) she was shocked. “It came out of nowhere,” says the 62-year-old, who didn’t have any symptoms of MS or […]

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