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Integrative Medicine Minute with Juli Johnson #1

Lately, the topic of how Americans care for their health hits the news every day. But no matter where you land on the debate, it seems like now, more than ever before, people are interested in alternatives to conventional health care.

That’s where Integrative Medicine comes in. It is one of the most important ideas in “wellness” and has become more mainstream in recent years. Integrative Medicine sees health as a personal journey, one that stretches beyond just being disease-free. It focuses on caring for the whole human being — mind, body and spirit — and not just flesh, bones and organs.

The practice of Integrative Medicine combines complementary therapies with conventional treatments. It integrates ancient Eastern approaches to healing that have been carefully selected and shown to be effective and safe with the ever-growing technological advances of Western medicine. The goal is to unite the best that conventional medicine has to offer with other healing systems and therapies derived from cultures and ideas both old and new. There is much scientific evidence that supports this approach to health and healing.

Therapies that fall under the Integrative Medicine umbrella include acupuncture, yoga, meditation and mindfulness, tai chi, breath work, massage, an anti-inflammatory diet and more. To view the first video, scroll down to the bottom of the screen.

Thank you for watching Juli’s short video series. If you still need to catch up, here are all the videos to help you start living a healthier, integrated life today.

Integrative Medicine Introduction

Diet

Breathing

Supplements

Sleep

Mindfulness


Juli Johnson works at the INTEGRIS Cancer Institutewhere she is an Integrative Medicine practitioner. Juli is an advanced practice nurse who has been with INTEGRIS since 2000. In 2014, she graduated from the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine program at the University Of Arizona College of Medicine, where she studied under the Integrative Medicine pioneer Andrew Weil, M.D. Juli offers an Integrative Medicine clinic every Tuesday at the INTEGRIS Cancer Institute Wellness Center. If you’d like to talk to Juli about Integrative Medicine give her a call at 405-773-6400.


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Integrative Medicine Minute with Juli Johnson

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Integrative Medicine Minute with Juli Johnson: Introduction

Learn about Integrative Medicine therapies like acupuncture, mindfulness, meditation and diet in short, informative videos.