Integrative Medicine combines conventional (allopathic) medicine with Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). It cares for the whole person - mind, body, spirit and emotion - making use of appropriate therapeutic approaches, and guides healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.
Dr. Monica brings many healing systems together to offer the best healing options for people pursuing optimal wellness. Integrative Medicine also aids physicians and other healthcare professionals who suffer from compassion fatigue.
Included is Ken Curtis, PhD, a film producer/writer and a cancer survivor pursuing a combination of alternative and conventional medicine along with a deep sense of spiritually.
Part 1: What is Integrative Medicine? (30 minutes)
Part 2: Relaxation Meditation (11 minutes)
Part 3: Dr. Monica's Biography (10 minutes)
Monica Myklebust, M.D. is the Integrative Specialist with a unique and impressive background including a Family Medicine Residency at Mayo Clinic. She is a senior graduate fellow of the Integrative Medicine Program in Tucson personally directed by Dr. Andrew Weil. She was one of the first thirty physicians to participate in this two-year residential fellowship. Dr. Monica is co-creator of the Healing Food Pyramid, used as a national nutrition tool. As former clinical services director of University of Michigan Integrative Medicine, she built an Integrative Medicine Clinic, created Comfort TV programing for hospital patients, began a fellowship to train physicians in Integrative Medicine, and wrote national policies used by academic health centers to incorporate integrative therapies such as acupuncture, massage, and energy medicine. And, as a former Medical Director of the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine, she was a mentor for hundreds of healthcare professionals seeking an integrative approach. She became actively involved in national healthcare optimization agendas through the Consortium of Academic Health Centers in Integrative Medicine and the Brevewell collaborative.