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Mind Body Medicine -Emerging Science and Economics

Mind Body Medicine -Emerging Science and Economics

Presenter: Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH

Dr. Darshan Mehta, Associate Education Director for the Osher Center and Medical Director for the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine recently gave a presentation as part of the Vermont University Laura Mann Integrative Health Lecture Series. His presentation explores the interface between the science and economics of mind body medicine.

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Drs. Langevin and Wayne panel discussion “Minding the Gaps in Medical Research”
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Presenters: Helene Langevin, MD and Peter Wayne, PhD

A “side effect” of medical specialization and scientific reductionism is that our understanding of cross-system connections in human health and disease is remarkably limited. This affects the ability of medicine to care for the whole patient. Research at the Osher Center draws on systems biology frameworks from both modern science and non-conventional healing traditions to inform a more integrated model of health and health care.

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Integrative Medicine Network Forum, Morning Session

Integrative Medicine Network Forum, Morning Session

Introduction and Welcome by Drs. Helene Langevin and Peter Wayne, Osher Center

Keynote presentation by Dr. Alessio Fasano, MGH

Clinical Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A, moderated by Dr. Darshan Mehta, Osher Center/MGH

Panelists include Drs. Alessio Fasano (MGH), Ather Ali, (Yale School of Medicine), Anthony Lembo (BIDMC) and Donald Levy (Osher Center)

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Zakim Center, Reiki Therapy

Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds, Osher Clinical Center

Colleagues from the Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies, at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute gave a very well received clinical presentation on Reiki Therapy. 

Presenters: Patricia Arcari, PhD, RN, AHN-BC; Libby Barnett, MSW; Kathy Guimond, BSN, RN, CCRN; Bambi P. Mathay, LMT, NCTMB, RMT; Judith Frazier, RN, BA, M.Ed.

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The Atlas of Emotions: Designing Emotional Awareness

The Atlas of Emotions: Designing Emotional Awareness

UCSF Psychiatry Professor Emeritus Paul Ekman, PhD, and UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Fellow Eve Ekman, PhD, discuss their recent work creating the Atlas of Emotions, an online tool to help convey the spectrum of emotion visually, at the UCSF Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds. The atlas was inspired by a series of conversations between the Dalai Lama and Paul Ekman.

This is Your Brain on Meditation: How Meditation Impacts the Brain and Implications for Health

This is Your Brain on Meditation: How Meditation Impacts the Brain and Implications for Health

How does mindfulness and meditation improve health? Helen Weng, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, explains that training our internal mental lives can have positive effects on our minds, health, and relationships.

Recorded as part of the series Integrative Medicine and Mindfulness: From the Monastery to Modern Medical Practice.

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Stretching, Connective Tissue, Chronic Pain, and Cancer

Stretching, Connective Tissue, Chronic Pain, and Cancer

Dr. Helene Langevin visits UCSF, presenting on the importance of connective tissue in the body and its link to the immune system. She talks about recent findings on the effects of stretching on inflammation and fibrosis and the the relevance of these findings to chronic pain and cancer. Dr. Langevin is the director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.