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March 3, 2017
Can Yoga, Mindfulness Fit With Managed Care?
AJMC Peer Exchange
…Frederick Hecht, MD, research director for the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California San Francisco, told Evidence-Based Diabetes Management™ (EBDM™) in an interview that while evidence of the health benefits of yoga and mindfulness is growing, more work is needed before managed care plans will consider reimbursement… Read more.

February 27, 2017
See San Francisco Like a Local
NorthStar CaliFun

You’ve crossed the Golden Gate, rode the expensive trolley, smelled the seals at Fisherman’s Wharf and although you managed to snap some great selfies along the way, you might have actually missed the essence of San Francisco. Although these historic landmarks are the stuff of postcards, San Francisco is more about the details hidden within its diverse neighborhoods. It’s not the colorful signs or characters that fill the streets, but the community of artists and natural beauty that make you want to leave your heart in San Francisco…

3. Laughter yoga: Be one with your city and join in one of the many free yoga classes offered throughout the city at local parks and schools. Some yoga sessions even use the laughter technique to help center you in a positive way. You will definitely see San Francisco from a different perspective when you are downward dog position. Read more.

January 6, 2017
Former NIH Center leader offers directions for integrative research
Integrative Practitioner

At a recent summit entitled “Future Trends in Healthcare: An Integrative Approach to Health and Wellness” at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, the mission was to provide guidance on ways integrative health and medicine might assist that state’s campaign to become the nation’s healthiest. Kicking off the presentations was Margaret Chesney, PhD, who a decade ago served as the deputy director of what is now the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. Chesney recommended that amidst the present crisis in the medical industry we need a significant shift of integrative medicine research priorities to include cost effectiveness and other “research that can inform public policy.” Read more.

January 6, 2017
Maya abdominal massage: An answer to ending infertility, miscarriages?
Mercury News

…”Like other alternative healing techniques, Maya massage hasn’t generated reams of scientific studies. Still, mainstream health care providers recognize that different styles of massage offer a variety of benefits, from easing pain, muscle tension and emotional stress to boosting immune function and an overall sense of wellness, says Denise Bowden, an acupuncturist at UC San Francisco’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine…” Read more.


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