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One of the IM Forum speakers, John Denninger, MD, PhD, Director of Research at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, MGH, has shared a publication he authored with us titled "Functional Genomics in the Study of Mind-Body Therapies". This paper concluded that "in general, existing trials focusing on gene expression changes brought about by mind-body therapies have revealed intriguing connections to the immune system through the NF-kB cascade, to telomere maintenance, and to apoptotic regulation".
We invite you to read more of this publication in anticipation of this years IM Network Forum theme, "Genetics, Epigenetics and Lifestyle: Another Twist".
Anyone can begin practicing a gentle, mind-body Tai Chi exercise program today with Dr. Peter Wayne and Harvard Medical School's new health report: "An Introduction to Tai Chi" http://ow.ly/5qvU30jSpQ0
There is growing interest in developing non-pharmacological treatments that could boost natural defenses against cancer. Dr. Helene Langevin will present research on the role of stretching to defend against cancer at IM Grand Rounds on June 5. Learn more: http://ow.ly/rCcC30jVZnn
Congratulations to Dr. Christina Luberto, one of the Osher Center's T-32 post-doctoral fellows, on her poster award at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health! Hosted by: Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health
Congratulations to BHI researcher Tina Luberto, PhD on presenting her poster on “Exploring Mechanisms of Tai Chi for Improving Quality of Life and Depression Sy...mptoms in Heart Failure Patients.” Dr. Luberto collaborated with our friends and colleagues at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center and the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at BWH.
Dr. Luberto won a well-deserved Young Investigators Award. Kudos!
There is growing interest in developing non-pharmacological treatments that could boost natural defenses against cancer. Research at the Osher Center Connective Tissue lab has previously shown that daily gentle stretching in rats improves the resolution of inflammation. At the upcoming Osher Center Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds, Dr. Langevin will present the lab’s most recent results on stretching in a mouse model of breast cancer.
Benson-Henry Institute's research team is presenting some of their work at the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health this week. Pictured here is BHI's Dr. Michelle Dossett and Dr. Darshan Mehta, Osher Education Director and BHI Medical Director.
Our BHI research team is in Baltimore this week for the 2018 International Congress of Integrative Medicine and Health. Dr. Michelle Dossett (left) and Medical Director Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH (right) are sharing some of BHI’s latest research.
This year, along with speaker presentations by Osher directors, Drs. Langevin and Wayne, three young investigators will be presenting posters at the 2018 International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (ICIMH) in Baltimore (May 8-11). http://ow.ly/qXYw30jSq5a
George Church, PhD, developed the first methods for the first genome sequence & dramatic cost reductions since then (down from $3 billion to $600), contributing to “next generation sequencing”. You can hear his keynote address at the 2018 IM Network Forum: http://ow.ly/QZS730jSpAF
TOMORROW: Tuesday, May 1st, Drs. Marni Chanoff and Rakesh Karmacharya will present at the IM Clinical Grand Rounds on Ayurveda, Integrative Psychiatry, and a Musician's Recovery from Bipolar Disorder. Join us at BWH in the Bornstein Family Amphitheater at 8am with coffee hour to follow. http://ow.ly/pX1230jyN99
Dr. Wayne addresses the health benefits of tai chi for those managing COPD systems. If you or someone you know could benefit from a low impact exercise for COPD, like tai chi, read more here: http://ow.ly/tRO030jyMPn
Ayurveda, Integrative Psychiatry, and a Musician's Recovery from Bipolar Disorder will be presented by Drs. Chanoff and Karmacharya of McLean Hospital on May 1st at IM Grand Rounds. The patient will also be present to provide his perspective. Learn more: http://ow.ly/EHiQ30jvHOU
Register for the 2018 IM Network Forum today! Early registry provides an opportunity to save your spot and participate in the closed IM Network Forum Facebook group. Get to know attendees and do some networking before the forum even begins! Learn more: http://ow.ly/5ORA30jvIij
Finding One’s Own Tune: Ayurveda, Integrative Psychiatry, and a Musician’s Recovery from Bipolar Disorder
The frontier of psychiatry is in the mind-body connection. Ayurveda and other Eastern approaches, used globally for thousands of years, have always honored this connection—through nutrition and lifestyle practices—to treat many physical and mental disorders. Modern medicine is beginning to study and utilize the bidirectional influence of physical and mental processes affe...cting overall health, deepening the understanding of its role in healing.
This presentation will introduce the Integrative Psychiatry approach that combines Ayurveda, Eastern principles, and evidence-based practices to complement the widely-used biopsychosocial model. To illustrate this integrative approach in the real world, a young musician will share his experience of recovery from bipolar disorder, demonstrating the power in combining the best of Eastern and Western approaches in achieving full and long-lasting mind-body health.