FP Essentials™

Integrative Medicine

Edition #406 | March 2013

Cover: FP Essentials #406 Integrative Medicine

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  • Outline the components of an integrative medicine (IM) treatment plan for a patient with a mental health disorder.
  • Summarize roles of IM therapies, including herbal and nutritional supplements, light therapy, mindfulness-based therapies, and music therapy, for managing psychiatric disorders.
  • Discuss the effect of exercise on mental health.
  • Describe the rationale for recommending IM therapies in chronic pain management.
  • Summarize difficulties in conducting and interpreting research focused on IM therapies (eg, finding an appropriate control in acupuncture studies).
  • Describe the rationale for recommending IM therapies as adjuvant therapy to conventional pharmacotherapy.
  • Summarize the nutritional, herbal, and botanical therapies available to promote cardiovascular health.
  • Discuss mind-body therapies that can be incorporated as part of an IM treatment plan for promoting cardiovascular health.
  • Outline an IM treatment plan for a patient with a history of breast cancer.
  • Summarize the roles of complementary aspects of IM therapies, including biologically based therapies, manipulative and body-based practices, energy therapies, ancient medical systems, and mind-body interventions to optimize the care of a breast cancer survivor.
  • Devise an IM treatment plan to improve health after breast cancer treatment and to prevent recurrent breast cancer.

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