According to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies approximately 100 million U.S adults are burdened by chronic pain in the United States alone, with the most common pain issues being lower back pain, neck pain, nerve pain, sciatica, and fibromyalgia. Fortunately, Innovative Medicine has searched the world and found the most advanced and effective alternative therapies for pain relief. Here are the top five.
We're incredibly excited to launch our new, re-engineered site with more information and resources on a new paradigm of medicine that is changing the way we heal. Although Innovative Medicine has been around for over 10 years, this feels like a new start in some ways for us. Here's a short message from our Co-founder, Caspar Szulc, as well as a little more on where we've been, and where we're now going.
Louis Esquivel, MD, shares his experience with Innovative Medicine, and his challenges / limitations working with a number of functional diagnostic assessments. Hear how the doctor ushered in a renaissance to his practice through the application of Innovative Medicine.
Growing research in the field of Psycho-Neuro-Immunology (PNI) as well as the expanded field of Psycho-Neuro-Endocrine-Immunology (PNEI) over the last 30 years has shown how tightly coupled the mind and body are. There is now a huge body of published evidence documenting at the neurological and biochemical level, how states of mind such as anxiety, depression and anger affect the functioning of immune cells – T-cells, B-cells, Natural Killer cells, and macrophages. Effective regulation of the neuroendocrine balance is essential in the treatment of illness and has a profound impact on physiological responses and bioregulatory activity.
Thomas K Szulc, MD (Medical Director of the New York Center for Innovative Medicine) explains the importance of understanding centripetal energy (or in Traditional Chinese Medicine known as Yin energy) and centrifugal energy (Yang energy). Another way of referring to these two energies is as fields of information. These two informational energy fields are management information and resources information.
Continuing on from the last post on antioxidants and ORAC scores, I wanted to introduce you to this tree. It's called Croton lechleri, aka Sangre de Grado or Dragon's blood. That red viscous fluid in the image below that looks like blood is actually the sap from the tree. The tree is found all over South America and its sap has been used medicinally for wound healing and internally for diarrhea by local people's for centuries.
Antioxidants are molecules that bind and neutralize free radicals in the body. Free radicals are the molecules that run around our bodies and cause the degeneration and damage to cells most closely correlated with aging. The antioxidant capacity of any food is measured using an ORAC score. ORAC stands for oxygen radical absorbance capacity, and the higher an ORAC score the greater the antioxidant capacity of the food. In this article we have Dr. Mark Iwanicki go over which foods and spices have the highest ORAC scores.
As we head toward the Holiday season and end of the year, we'd like to come out of hiding and let you in on some news. You may be wondering where we’ve been and what we’ve been doing, and that's a fair question. For most of 2016 we've been in the 'lab', working behind the scenes on a new project that we’re really thrilled to share with you. It's the relaunch of Innovative Medicine 2.0 - a bolder, bigger, and brighter vision for where we're going and our plans to revolutionize medicine.
While many see vaccines and antibiotics as the answer, the fact remains that the rate of infectious disease outbreaks is on the rise even after billions in research and development of new vaccines and antibiotics, this according to the same Brown University Study spanning the course of 33 years. It’s not just the number of outbreaks that’s growing, either: The diversity of the diseases affecting humans is also increasing. Here are the top 5 alternative therapies for infectious diseases...
Oil pulling (also known as Karach’s therapy) is an ancient practice that is receiving recent interest due to it becoming an adjunct in people’s oral hygiene and wellness routine. The practice has been used for thousands of years as an Ayurvedic Indian folk remedy that traditionally used sesame or sunflower oil. Coconut oil has been found to be an ideal choice due to the lauric acid binding with the bacteria in the mouth during the “pulling” process.
Dr. Beth McDougall, MD, explains how the cutting edge of Quantum Medicine recognizes that information in the form of frequency and wavelength is primary and underlies our physiology. The most fundamental medical treatment identifies and corrects imbalances in the field of information.
According to recent surveys and statistical trends, more than one third of Americans are now seeking out alternative medical options to conventional treatment and as the collective wisdom of patients increases, when it comes to cancer, it's no surprise as to why. Here are the top 5 alternative cancer treatments utilized in advanced integrative medicine.
Dr. Larry Dossey tackles a very important question - what exactly does science-based medicine mean? The perception of validity in the evidence-based medicine model (one that uses evidence from well designed and conducted research) guides decisions on treatment of diseases, but is there an actual correlation between what is "scientifically proven" and effectiveness? New data suggests that an evidence-based approach to selecting medical options may be severely limited, and that other highly effective methods in the scope of alternative medicine are ruled out, when simply their mechanism of action may not be fully understood.
Most sunscreens today contain a number of synthetic chemicals. But mainstream media continues to warn us of the risk one places themselves in without sunscreen. So is sunscreen harmful, or helpful? We've enlisted Dr. Thomas K. Szulc, MD, Medical Director of The New York Center for Innovative Medicine to answer this question and shed some light on the subject.
With record numbers expected to travel to Europe and other areas around the world this summer, travelers are seeking for solutions to deal with the dreaded daytime fatigue, grogginess, and disturbed sleep that is known as jet lag. Beyond difficulty sleeping and tiredness during the day, other jet lag symptoms include irritability, difficulty focusing, headaches, nausea, and upset stomach. Fortunately, advanced and natural solutions to combat jet lag exist, and the pain of traveling across multiple time-zones can be considerably eased.
Lyme disease has become a major health issue in the 21st century. Despite a very short existence (recognized as a “new disease” in 1975 in the small New England town of Lyme, Connecticut) it is estimated that Lyme disease organisms may be a major contributing factor in a great number of chronically ill people. In this article, we highlight the differences of the normal conventional approach, an alternative approach, and a new integrative approach to lyme disease to shows great promise against this growing threat.
Quantum physics has transformed the way we view and understand the universe. It also has a profound influence on our everyday lives and plays a critical role in health and well-being. Here are 7 books to help you understand this complex field of science and how you can apply principles to optimize your health.
Going beyond biochemical, genetic and conventional factors that play a part in Parkinson's, many doctors are now adopting a holistic and comprehensive approach to understanding this debilitating condition that may provide further clues as to a personalized integrative treatment. Here we outline some of the common root causes that are often overlooked in Parkinson's disease as put forth by certain experts and medical communities.
Bioresonance Analysis of Health (B.A.H.) is a truly comprehensive and one-of-a kind medical system for identifying all sources of dysfunction, and personalizing treatment to each individual patient. It is an artform - and becoming an artist in it takes time and effort. We've decided to streamline the training process, and adapting it to the benefit of the practitioner. Here's what you can expect...
In this recorded web event, we discuss the bold efforts and strides being made by prominent individuals such as Tony Singh, former Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Max New York Life Insurance Company and new founder of The Quantum Institute for Wellbeing (TQIW). Quantum thinking and its application to wellbeing is gaining momentum globally, and The Quantum Institute for Wellbeing aims to promote it for better health care at lower cost. The quantum world view is poised to revolutionize medicine as it focuses on identifying root causes and providing customized treatment on a holistic (body, mind and soul) level.