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Cigna CEO Sees Value Of “Whole Person” Health

Whole Person Health In an earnings call with analysts, Cigna’s CEO spoke about the value of whole person health. The connection between whole person health and Cigna’s recent acquisition of pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts remains unclear, however. It is heartening to see a CEO at a major payer make this statement on an earnings call. …

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Primary care startup Parsley embraces functional medicine

Parsley Health Offers Holistic Approach Yay! On the healthcare transformation horizon Parsley Health offers a holistic approach as well as integration of new technologies and service to improve the patient experience and health. Parsley Health is meant to foster a close, long-term doctor-patient relationship where both parties are committed to addressing the underlying reasons of …

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Music Therapy Effective in Lowering Aggression, Study Finds

Music Therapy Lowers Aggression There was a Peanuts cartoon strip where Charlie Brown and Linus are waxing philosophical. Charlie Brown points out that we have two ears but one mouth, highlighting the need to listen. Linus points to Snoopy walking on all fours and they agree that walking must be most important. While this would …

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The health professionals embracing complementary medicine

Health Professionals Embracing Complementary Medicine This article looks at integration of practices like herbs and acupuncture into conventional medical care through the eyes of health professionals embracing complementary medicine. One line in particular, from Niamh Boden, exemplifies the necessary change in healthcare mentality:  “It wasn’t about taking this herb to fix A or this herb …

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Does Your Child Need an Energy Healer? | US News

Energy Healer The title of this US News article was enough to stop almost anyone in his / her tracks “Does Your Child Need an Energy Healer?” What? Since when is energy healing even an option to consider? Outside the US and outside modern times, touch has certainly played a role in healing. This article …

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Researchers Find New Organ Missed by Gold Standard Methods for Visualizing Anatomy & Disease

Researchers Find New Organ This might be a great learning lesson… despite our claims about science we do not know everything. Researchers find a new organ and now claim it may be the largest organ in human anatomy. Yet the “interstitium” and its functions remained undetected for decades, even centuries? There are trillions of unknown …

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Legendary scientist Leroy Hood sees big changes ahead for 21st Century healthcare

21st Century Healthcare Leroy Hood is a renowned scientist who has also nailed a challenge in modern healthcare. There is indeed a fundamental transformation underway in 21st Century healthcare, one that has started but will pick up incredible speed before full impact. The change is not due to information technology or any new scientific breakthroughs. …

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South Knoxville Vet Offers Complementary Pet Care

Complementary Pet Care Like many allopathic physicians, conventional veterinarians are also integrating complementary pet care approaches into their practices. Dr. Cheryl Cross Holistic Veterinary Care offers laser therapy, acupuncture, rehabilitation, herbal medicine and more in an extremely welcoming practice. Her positivity toward both the pet and the owner bring hope to those who often have very …

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AYUSH Medicines Booming In India

AYUSH Medicines Booming India boasts one of the oldest medical systems in the world, Ayurveda. Now India is investing in the renewed interest of its non-conventional medical systems, AYUSH (Ayurveda, Unani, Yoga, Naturopathy, Siddha, and Homeopathy). The new global interest has resulted in AYUSH medicines booming. This boom has attracted not only government investments but …

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Music as Medicine

Music As Medicine The familiar phrase “music calms the savage beast” usually comes to mind when we think about music and health. Music is, of course, relaxing… for savage beasts or wound-tight humans. But there is more than just relaxation. There is music as medicine. Again, we do not want to get rid of conventional …

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