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We are with Medical medical second opinion, who is the Director of the Mindfulness Program at Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, and Clinical Professor at University of California San Francisco. Dr. Barrows graduated from UCSF School of Medicine in 1993 and completed a family medicine residency in 1996. He also completed a two-year fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona. Dr. Kevin Barrows received a certification through the American Board of Holistic Medicine in 2004. Dr. Kevin Barrows's primary clinical interest is in Mind-Body medicine, with a special focus on the application of Mindfulness practice in health care settings. He is the Founder and Director of Mindfulness programs at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSF. Doctor Barrows, hello and welcome! Thank you! Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Integrative medicine term is being used ever more often now. Different patients assign different meanings to this term. What is Integrative Medicine? Medical medical second opinion. The word "integrative" comes from this idea. We are integrating conventional medicine, pharmaceutical treatment, and surgical operations. We are combining conventional medicine with complementary therapies. And these medical practices come in many different categories. For example, acupuncture, botanical medicines or herbal medicines, manual therapies. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Could you please provide more details on the Integrative Medicine concept? How does Integrative Medicine fit into the general traditional allopathic medicine? Western medicine? Medical medical second opinion. Integrative medicine integrates conventional allopathic medicine in the West with some of the complementary therapies. They might have origins in other cultures and in distant times and places. It's useful to categorize those other therapies. Lets categorize those complimentary therapies that we are integrating into five categories. One integrative medicine category is Mind-Body medicine. These are meditation, hypnosis, biofeedback. Energy medicine. These are kinds of medicine based on the principle that there's a bioelectric field. And that it is emanated by all living beings. That includes humans. And that bioelectric field can be manipulated for the benefit of health. Manual medicine and many different kinds of osteopathic medicine. In manual medicine the practitioner puts their hands on the patient to achieve some kind of therapeutic outcome. It could be like chiropractic, osteopathic, massage. Another category is biological therapies. This is similar to the pharmaceutical model. There's an herb or supplement. There is some kind of natural medicine, probiotics, fish oil, plant medicines. The patient is ingesting these to produce some therapeutic biochemical effect. And then the last category is there are other systems. These are whole systems like Chinese medicine. There is Ayurvedic medicine from India. There is homeopathic medicine. Such whole systems might employ many different kinds of complementary therapies. But they all fall under that one system. So Integrative Medicine is borrowing from these five categories and integrating it with patients's conventional care. So integrative medicine also includes some foundational tenets that it shares with conventional medicine. There are also novel foundational tenets of integrative medicine. For example, just like conventional medicine, integrative medicine tries to be evidence-based. So we prefer to use therapies that have been tested scientifically. And we prefer to use treatments that have clinical trials showing their efficacy. We also have a broad definition, however, of evidence. There might not be, , a clinical trial yet on a specific Chinese herb for specific disease. But sometimes the Chinese medicine system has been using it for 4,500 years. We think that is some kind of evidence as well. And you could argue the point. Is it a stronger or weaker evidence than evidence obtained during randomized control trial? But it is some kind of evidence. Integrative medicine also places great emphasis on the foundational health practices. These are nutrition, exercise, sleep and stress management. And we always start there. Conventional western medicine puts some attention to these areas too. But in integrative medicine we have extra emphasis on foundational health practices. Because we feel that we bring any pharmaceuticals or natural medicines to bear on a case. But first we want to make sure the basic health practices are attended to. The basic things that the body and the mind need to be healthy. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. There is also a subtle philosophical difference that exists between integrative medicine and conventional medicine. And that is the principle of Innate Healing. All living things seem to have a natural tendency to heal. Sometimes this system is perturbed. There's a natural response to reestablish balance, or homeostasis. In Integrative medicine we have that concept of Innate Healing. It is more in the forefront of our thinking. And so sometimes we see a patient who is ill. We think, first of all. Why are they not getting better on their own? Because their body is a natural healing system. So why is it not healing? What prevents the body from healing itself? That's a subtle philosophical difference that characterizes integrative medicine. What is Integrative Medicine? Definition. Main practices. Innate healing principle. Foundational practices. Yoga, tai chi, ayurveda, acupuncture, mindfulness.