HHS Pain Management Report offers unprecedented potential to support advancement of integrative pain management protocols

The recent release of Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force Report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is an unprecedented opportunity to shed light on the potential of integrative and non-pharmacological approaches to pain management, accordin

Tracking Pain in America: Patient outcomes and insights in an evolving pain management environment

Pain Insights, Inc. announces a comprehensive market research study conducted among 1,044 patients with moderate-to-severe chronic pain and measured patient views/satisfaction/outcomes on the use of opioids, non-opioids, OTCs, and non-pharmacologic therapies for treatment of chronic p

Group medical visit innovations improve access and advance integrative health equity

Group medical visits are exceptional methods delivering critical components of integrative health care for treating and reducing the risk of a wide variety of chronic diseases, particularly in underserved populations. A Special Focus Issue on Innovation in Group-Delivered Services is

ASA provides comments to CMS regarding proposed study of acupuncture for chronic low back pain

A proposed study from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on acupuncture for chronic low back pain represents what the IHPC Partner for Health, American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA), called a massive step toward incorporation of acupuncture into national health car

IHPA Q&A: Joseph Pizzorno, ND

Linking toxins to the diabetes epidemic Collaboration is an important way that IHPC moves forward in its mission to eliminate barriers to health. To advance that mission, we work in partnership with many experts and health care professionals around the United States. IHPC is pleased t

IHPC Partners for Health Updates: An Overview of Recent Activity

There is an African proverb that says, “if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” IHPC couldn’t agree more. We know there is a long road ahead and much work to do in our mission to eliminate barriers to health. That is why we have our Partners for Health P

Veterans Administration Makes Strides in Integrative Health Programs

Programs that support the concepts of integrative health and wellbeing are gaining traction at the Veterans Health Administration. According to Ben Kligler, M.D., director of the Integrative Health Coordinating Center at the VA’s Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transforma

Practitioners Describe the Promise of Team-Based Integrative Approaches to Pain Management

Collaboration and a team approach is an important part of the solution for addressing non-opioid, integrative therapies for pain management, health and wellness, according to two of the presenters at the recent 2nd meeting of the Congressional Integrative Health and Wellness Caucus in

John Weeks Interviews Dr. Andrew Weil on his Recent Generous Gift of $15 Million

IHPC Board Member John Weeks recently interviewed Andrew Weil MD on his monetary gift $15 million to the University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. This contribution will allow the center to leadership roles and staff and support a much larger strategic plan fo

Harvard T. Chan Releases Whole-Person Care Report Based on Flourish Index

Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, released a much-anticipated manifesto in JAMA on April 2, 2019 that dramatically shifts the philosophy of patient care from an “absence of disease or infirmity” to a concept that embraces whole-person care and patient well-b