This program is a 35-hour online program that provides an overview and introduction to integrative medicine. This program is presented in partnership with the Arizona Homeopathic and Integrative Medicine Association, who have provided the faculty and content. This is one of the most comprehensive training programs in integrative medicine available. The self-paced distance learning format makes it ideally suited for individualized learning. CME's are available for this course.
This program is expected to become available in January 2014.
Faculty and Staff
The Program Director for this program is Bruce Shelton, MD MD(H).
The program administrator and CME coordinator for this program is Lesley Hesselmann, Director AMCH Distance Learning Programs, 602.439.1589 (business hours). Distancelearning@amcofh.org
By the end of the course the student will:
- Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of integrative medicine to successfully pass the integrative medicine section of the Arizona Homeopathic and Integrative Medicine Licensing Exam.
- Explain the basic principles of integrative medicine concepts and philosophy.
- Comprehend the principles of chelation, orthomolecular medicine, neuromuscular integration, oriental medicine and homeopathic medicine.
- Demonstrates an ability to evaluate scientific research as it pertains to evidence based integrative medicine.
What is Integrative Medicine
Integrative Medicine is a new approach to medical care that brings patient and practitioner together in a dynamic partnership dedicated to optimizing the patient's health and healing. This approach focuses on the whole person, recognizing that the subtle interactions of mind, body, spirit and community have a direct impact on vitality and well-being. Integrative Medicine depends on a partnership between the patient and the doctor, where the goal is to treat the mind, body, and spirit, all at the same time.
Integrative medicine combines conventional care with alternative medicine to improve patient care. Rather than practice one type of medicine, integrative physicians will often combine therapies and treatment approaches to ensure the best results for their patients. Integrative Medicine couples the latest scientific advances with the most profound insights of ancient healing systems, giving patients the best ways to preserve health, increase longevity and speed recovery from illness. Integrative Medicine is a revolutionary approach to healing people — not just treating diseases — using the unique tool called person-centered diagnosis. Integrative Medicine allows the patient to find optimal health by understanding one’s individual needs for achieving balance and harmony.