Health and Healing in the Dr. Weil Tradition
Integrative Medicine Centers / Clinics:
The Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine
The Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine is leading the transformation of health care by creating, educating, and actively supporting a community that embodies the philosophy and practice of healing-oriented medicine, addressing mind, body and spirit. The Center was founded in 1994 by Dr. Andrew Weil, and has focused its efforts in three domains: education, clinical care and research. The Center was built upon the premise that the best way to change a field is to educate the most gifted professionals and place them in settings where they can, in turn, teach others. The Center’s flagship programs are the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine and Integrative Medicine in Residency. Our graduates practice all over the US and in 16 different countries. Find a practitioner near you now.
Carolinas Integrative Health
Carolinas Integrative Health offers high quality complementary and alternative therapies at one central location under the supervision of a uniquely trained board-certified physician. As the medical director for Carolinas Integrative Health, Russell H. Greenfield, M.D., brings impressive credentials as a conventional medical practitioner and as a specialist in integrative medicine.
The Center for Integrative Health and Healing
Located in Albany NY, the Center for Integrative Health and Healing was founded by Dr. Ronald Stram, M.D., a graduate fellow of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. The Center is the area’s first health practice where medical doctors, practicing contemporary medicine, work with licensed professionals who provide evidenced-based complementary therapies allowing for a true integrative approach to the patient’s treatment plan. Therapeutic services include: naturopathic medicine, aAcupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, nutritional counseling, therapeutic massage and craniosacral therapy, energy balancing and stress reduction techniques.
The Center for Pediatric Integrative Medicine – Dr. Sanford (Sandy) Newmark
This is a consulting practice in pediatric integrative medicine which offers a holistic, healing-oriented approach, using the best of alternative and conventional medicine to help children and adolescents obtain optimal health. Dr. Newmark, a recent graduate of the Andrew Weil for Integrative Medicine, is the first graduate to open a practice in pediatric integrative medicine. He is a physician with over 19 years of experience in taking care of children.
The Continuum Center for Health and Healing
The Continuum Center for Health and Healing an initiative of Beth Israel Medical Center is located at 245 Fifth Avenue at 28th Street in New York City. The Center provides fully integrative care, employing safe and effective conventional and complementary therapies in a specially designed healing environment. The Center’s vision is comprehensive, including clinical services, educational offerings, research studies and outreach efforts.
Duke Center for Integrative Medicine
Founded in December 2000, the Duke Center for Integrative Medicine (DCIM) offers individual patient consultation services, both public and professional education programs and retreats, and dedicated research in the field of Integrative Medicine.
Energy Oasis is a natural healing clinic located in Tucson, Arizona. At our peaceful and beautiful facility, we offer acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, craniosacral therapy, spiritual and vibrational therapies. Chief clinician, Michael Roland, L.Ac., MTCM has worked extensively with the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.
Integrative Medicine Consultants Inc.
Helping you achieve optimum health. Integrative Medicine Consultants Inc (IMCI), in Ontario, Canada is under the medical directorship of Dr. Esther Konigsberg. Dr. Konigsberg is a graduate the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. At IMCI we work with our patients to create a customized, proactive, long-term health plan addressing their health concerns to achieve optimum health. Complementary and alternative treatments are offered where appropriate. Our patients’ overall health and well being is our primary focus.
Program in Integrative Medicine at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
We strive to expand the definition of healing to include the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of a person. We endeavor to create an environment in which both practitioner and patient are engaged in their own healing process, and lifelong learning. We intend to serve as a new model for addressing health in this country.
University of Wisconsin Center for Integrative Medicine
This website provides an extensive network of resources, which may further quality and collaboration in integrative medicine, health promotion, somatics and health consulting.
Dr. Zhang’s Clinic
Zhang’s Clinic is a Chinese medicine and acupuncture clinic. We focus on using high-potency Chinese herbal remedies for regulating the patient’s health and well-being. Learn more here.
The Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona’s Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM)
This is the internationally-recognized 1,000-hour, two-year distance-learning program for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and certified nurse midwives. Created by Andrew Weil, MD, in 2000, the Fellowship is delivered via state-of-the-art online and multimedia methods, giving practitioners the flexibility to learn when and where it’s most convenient them. The Fellowship allows practicing health care providers to study while continuing their practice, without having to relocate, and applying what they learn immediately. AzCIM starts two Fellowship classes each year. For more information, visit www.azcim.org/Fellowship.
The Arizona Simulation Technology and Education Center (ASTEC)
The Arizona Simulation Technology and Education Center (ASTEC) at The University of Arizona College of Medicine provides innovative collaborative learning opportunities for new students and seasoned practitioners alike, who learn, practice and assess their understanding of procedures in a high-tech, realistically simulated environment. While medicine and technology have advanced rapidly over the past decades, the approach to medical education has remained largely unchanged for more than 100 years. ASTEC is on the forefront of an exciting effort to transform medical training and reduce medical errors. As part of the UA College of Medicine, the center is committed to the creation, teaching and practice of the medicine of tomorrow. Read an article on Intuitive Surgery by Allen J. Hamilton, M.D., FACS, the executive director of ASTEC.
American Holistic Medical Association
If you’re looking for a holistic-minded practitioner, you can request a directory listing of professionals from the American Holistic Medical Association for a small fee.
The National Center for Homeopathy
The National Center for Homeopathy (NCH) is the organizing body for homeopathic medicine in the United States. As the leading open-membership organization supporting and promoting homeopathy in the United States, the mission of NCH is to promote health through homeopathy. They provide general education to the public about homeopathy, and specific education to homeopaths, and help to make homeopathy available throughout the United States.
Dr. Helmut Milz: Improving Solutions for Health
This website is designed as an invitation to collaborate in the improvement of integrative concepts and practices for health and healing. It provides an extensive network of resources to the fields of integrative medicine, health promotion, somatics and health consulting.
David Ludwig, M.D., Ph.D.
As an endocrinologist at Harvard, Dr. David Ludwig pioneered the use of a low-glycemic diet in combating obesity. His groundbreaking research is the basis for some of the most successful diets of the last decade, including the South Beach Diet and SugarBusters. Ten years ago, Dr. Ludwig founded the Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) program at Children’s Hospital Boston. He and his team tailored a low-glycemic diet for children and combined it with a nine-week progressive plan that benefits the patient and the entire family. Dr. Ludwig compassionately recognizes the challenges children and their parents face in today’s fast food/fake food world and guides them from conflict to cooperation along the road to health. In his new book, Ending the Food Fight, Dr. Ludwig shares his program with parents everywhere, giving them all the tools they need to help their children win the food fight, once and for all. Read an interview with Dr. Ludwig on childhood obesity.
Carolyn Coker Ross, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross is a nationally known author, speaker and expert in the use of integrative medicine for the treatment of eating disorders, obesity and addiction. She is the former head of the eating disorders program at Sierra Tucson. She currently has a private practice in Denver specializing in treating eating disorders, addictions, and obesity. She is also a consultant for the dual diagnosis eating disorder program at The Ranch, a treatment center near Nashville, Tennessee. Her latest book “The Binge Eating and Compulsive Overeating Workbook” has just been released. Visit Dr. Ross’s website for more information, also find her on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
Jonathan Ellerby, PhD
Featured as an expert in films, print, television, and radio, Jonathan Ellerby, Ph.D., is the author of Inspiration Deficit Disorder: The No Pill Prescription to End High Stress Low Energy and Bad Habits (Hay House, 2010), and is the Spiritual Program Director for the internationally acclaimed Canyon Ranch Health Resort in Tucson, Arizona. Jonathan has over 20 years of experience in the fields of holistic healing, spiritual counseling, integrative medicine, and corporate consulting. Drawing from a PhD in comparative religion and travels to meet and study with healers and teachers in more than forty cultures around the world Jonathan makes spirituality simple and every day inspired. Visit Dr. Ellerby’s website for more information. Find him on Twitter and Facebook.
Kevin and Barbara Kunz, Reflexologists
The Kunzes, hosts of the Reflexology Research Project, are hand and foot reflexologists, researchers and teachers, and authors of Reflexology: Health at Your Fingertips and Complete Guide to Foot Reflexology. Visit their website for original foot and hand reflexology charts, books, newsletters, and reflexology information and history. More information about reflexology.
Partners in Healing
Partners in Healing, located in New York, is an integrative medicine practice dedicated to nurturing the healer within. Ann Carey Tobin, M.D., a family physician and a member of the inaugural class of Dr. Weil’s Associate Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, provides an approach to health care that utilizes the best of safe and effective therapeutic modalities. This healing-oriented medicine excels in prevention and wellness care, and provides gentle help for many chronic and acute health issues.
Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier
A leading researcher, clinican, speaker, and author in the field of alternative and integrative medicine as well as corporate health programs.
Marin Integrative Medicine and Medical Acupuncture
Martin L. Rossman, M.D., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM) founded Marin Integrative Medicine and Medical Acupuncture in order to raise awareness about the power of high quality Mind/Body self-care tools in self-healing and in the health professions. A graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Rossman has had a long-standing interest in the practical importance of attitudes, beliefs, emotions, and Mind/Body practices in medicine and health. In addition to a busy practice emphasizing non-drug medicine and patient participation, he has taught clinical guided imagery to over 10,000 health professionals since 1982. Marin Integrative Medicine and Medical Acupuncture provides inexpensive, effective resources for mind/body healing in the form of books and audio recordings.
Maine Medical Family Practice Center
The Falmouth Family Practice Center provides community primary care and resident education. Opened in 1997, the Falmouth Family Health Center houses private physicians and residents in family practice, internal medicine, and pediatrics.
Reiki Vibrational Healing – Pamela Miles
Reiki, a safe, gentle healing practice that provides rapid stress reduction, is easily learned and effective in self-treatment. Anyone can use Reiki to strengthen well-being, and it can be especially useful for people with pain, anxiety, insomnia, depression, fatigue syndromes or other chronic illness, or those undergoing surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or treatment for addictions. Pamela Miles has been practicing Reiki since 1986 and has created Reiki programs in New York City hospitals. Her website offers a thoughtful perspective on Reiki and suggestions for finding and evaluating local practitioners. It includes a discussion of integrative health care and Reiki research, a section for health care professionals, medical papers and articles on hospital Reiki programs. Read an excerpt from her book: Reiki: A Comprehensive Guide (Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2006).
Elissa Goodman, Certified Integrative Nutritionist
Los Angeles, California – My aim is to revolutionize the way you eat and think about diet and health. The 5 most important aspects of my nutritional program are:
QUANTITY (portion size/control)
QUALITY (no hydrogenated oil, high fructose corn syrup, or heavily processed food and instead organic, hormone free, and natural)
FREQUENCY (eating approximately every 3 hours)
BALANCE (eating the right amount of carbohydrates, fat, and protein)
Additionally, I stress the importance of plant-based foods and recommend eating unlimited amounts of vegetables.
Retreats / Healing Centers:
AmaTierra Hotel and Retreat
Registered herbalist (AHG) Jill Ruttenberg, owner – AmaTierra offers holistic health services, massage, customized vacation packages, wellness packages, yoga retreats and special group rates, as well as a wonderful Costa Rica honeymoon package. Located just one hour west of the capital, San Jose, and one hour north of the Central Pacific beaches, AmaTierra is a life-enhancing guest facility nestled on eight acres in the mountains of Costa Rica. This 10 room eco-resort caters to honeymoon couples and those who desire a more intimate travel experience, as well as those who wish a yoga or meditation retreat and a time to reflect and rejuvenate in an ecologically balanced part of the world. Contact us for more information.
SOUKYA International Holistic Health Centre
SOUKYA is the First Healing Centre of its kind in the world. It is a residential integrative medical centre in Bangalore, India that treats the person with a holistic approach. The Centre offers different systems of medicine such as Ayurveda, homeopathy, naturopathy and a wide range of complementary therapies such as yoga, acupuncture, reflexology, acupressure, and more in a single facility. We host guests from over 40 nationalities who often come on repeat visits. Contact us for more information.
Physical Training / Martial Arts:
World Hwa Rang Do® Association – Taejoon Lee
A 7th Dan Black Sash in the Korean martial and healing art of Hwarangdo®, Taejoon Lee is the modern bearer of an ancient tradition of Hwarang Knights, who were scholar-warriors, who helped unify the Korean peninsula for a millenium. The eldest son of the founder of the art, Chief Master Lee has spent nearly four decades training students in this devastatingly effective yet beautiful art. The goal is to gain self-mastery of one’s body, but more important is achieving physical, mental, and spiritual balance under a strong ethical code. A personal friend of Dr. Weil’s for almost 20 years, Lee guides individuals to surrender their fears and strengthen their whole selves through martial discipline, in order to flourish as a human being. He teaches by example and follows a warrior’s path, which fully comprehends life’s fragility and transience, but therein finds the self-awareness crucial to living a worthy life. You can visit his website here.