I recently attended a symposium conducted by the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan. This two day symposium was dedicated to updating physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants as well as a host of integrated medicine practitioners on research and successes of incorporating integrated medicine in primary care. It was very exciting for me to look at the audience and see over 200 medical professional gather together to learn how they can incorporate integrated medicine in their medical practice.
Some of the highlights:
Dr. Robert Ivker of the Ivker Center for Respiratory Healing spoke of the “body as a self healing organism”, He talked of the risk factors and causes of chronic sinusitis and allergic rhinitis. He recommended natural antifungals such as Allicin and Candex for fungal sinusitis treatment and had a myriad of suggestions for treating allergic rhinitis including grape seed extract, Quercetin, Vitamin C and papaya enzymes. He spoke of the importance of diet (reducing dairy) and clean, moist air for healing mucous membranes. [Read more…]