October 22nd 2015 Presentation

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The Growing Popularity of Integrative Medicine

Integrative HealthIntegrative medicine, the combining of conventional means with complementary therapies, has grown exponentially in the last couple of decades in this country.

In fact, an entire division within the National Institutes of Health (Part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services) is devoted to studying its use.

While some people turn their backs on conventional therapies in favor of the alternative, the majority of users view it as a complement to western medicine. But doing that effectively isn’t always straightforward.

Watch our panel of experts including Medical Doctors, and representatives from Orlando Health as we look at the growing benefits and trends in combining Integrative Health with Conventional Medicine.

 
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00:01 Introduction (Martin Forster)
00:12 Medicine has come a long way!
01:06 The European Pharmaceuticals Arrive
01:58 Specialization Emerges
03:07 Many different modalities…
04:18 Integrative Medicine Evolves
04:23 Academia Embraces Integrative Medicine
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05:11 Dr. Diane Robinson, PhD Neuropsychologist
05:47 Dr. Robinson Presentation Overview
06;15 Definition of Integrative Medicine
07:52 Striving for Complete Cancer Care
08:52 Creating an Integrative Medicine Oncology Program
09:50 Integrative Medicine Center Model
12:14 Music and Art Therapy
15:04 Yoga, Tai Chi, and Exercise
16:35 Nutrition
16:43 Acupuncture and Oncology Massage
16:51 Meditation and Mindfulness
17:11 Reduced Cancer Risk Recurrence
16:03 The Cancer Support Community
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19:20 Dr. Jason Littleton, MD
23:19 Facts on Integrative Medicine
24:47 What makes it appealing?
29:22 Fuel to Passion
32:42 Connecting the Dots
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35:04 Dr. Andrew Walsh DOM
42:07 Integrative Medicine is Not Black and White
43:17 Battlefield of Different Medicines
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48:48 Audience Questions and how the discussion continues
49:32 About the Vikasa Expo on Integrative Health (Felicia Dhanani)
50:35 How do we change the mindset of conventional physicians? (Jeff Holt)
57:52 How are we communicating these changes? (Dan O'Connell)
1:07:07 What is the role of the caregiver in terms of integrative therapy? (Ken Peach)
1:09:16 How do we expand healthier living education? (Blake Warren)
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Diane RobinsonDiane Robinson, Ph.D., Neuropsychologist
UF Health Cancer Center - Orlando Health
Dr. Diane Robinson is the program director of the Cancer Support Community and the Integrative Medicine Department at UF Health Cancer Center - Orlando Health. Dr. Robinson attended Rollins College on the Hites Family scholarship, winning the prizes for Outstanding Academic Achievement and Outstanding Research in Psychology, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. Honors degree. She was awarded the Provost's Fellowship from the University of Central Florida where she received both her Master's and Ph.D. degrees. Her professional psychology internship was at the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, FL with a focus in clinical neuropsychology. After a two-year post-doctoral residency in neuropsychology at Maitland Psychology, she returned to the VA as a staff psychologist. She is an adjunct professor at UCF, President of the Florida Psychology Association Central Chapter, and volunteer faculty member of the UCF medical school. She is the current President of the Board of the Central Florida Brain Injury support group. Her research interests include interactions of stress, including the stress of pain and medical illness, on cognitive functioning, and the variables involved in healthy aging.
 
Jason Littleton, MDJason Littleton, MD

Dr Littleton is a family physician, human energy expert, author, CEO of WellSpring Human Energetics, and renowned speaker who helps people to achieve their life’s goals through healthy, energized living. As a medical doctor, his passion is to optimize your life by maximizing your energy through healthy living to do the good life—your life! He is a graduate of the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, where he received his doctorate of medicine, and he holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of Michigan. In 2010, Dr. Jason received The National Doctor’s Day Recognition by the Practitioner Excellence Committee for “compassionate and excellent care” of the patients at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI. He also was awarded the Resident Teacher Award as a family medicine resident. Dr. Jason currently practices medicine in Orlando, FL. He and his wife, Rheami, are members of Dream Life Center Church in Orlando, where they actively support the ministry.
 
Dr Andrew WalshDr. Andrew Walsh DOM

Dr Walsh is an integrative medical doctor who has been specializing in Acupuncture for the past 20 years. Originally from Australia Dr. Walsh has practiced integrative medicine in 5 different countries and in many settings including; General Practice, Palliative care, Drug rehabilitation, Health Resorts and Cruise Ships.

Throughout this time and in various countries he has witnessed the struggle for many integrative practitioners to be “recognized” or “accepted” by conventional western medicine and the general public. There are several key factors why this struggle exists between many integrative practitioners, conventional doctors and the general public. These factors are identifiable and changeable as Dr. Walsh and many others integrative practitioners have understood and been working together with conventional medicine and main stream societies with acceptance and mutual benefit.
 
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