On May 5th the Osher Center will be hosting The Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (BHI) for our next clinical case presentation at the new Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds.
Dr. Darshan Mehta, Medical Director, and Peg Baim, Director of the Stress Management and Resiliency Training Program (SMART) at BHI, will be discussing the application of mind-body medicine approaches to a patient case of Crohn’s Disease. They will be joined by Dr. Joshua Krozenik, Director of the Crohn’s and Colitis Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
So, what is Crohn’s Disease?
Dr. Langevin, director of the Osher Center was recently interviewed by Australia’s CPD Health Courses about her expertise in fascia research. This interview is a fascinating exploration of the nature of connective tissue. Director of CPD Health Courses, Dr. Wayne Mahmoud, who is a trained osteopath and acupuncturist brings out Dr. Langevin’s unique perspective in this field.
‘Connective tissue has intrigued me from the start, because it is a body wide network.’ Helene Langevin.
Listen to the audio (42 min) to hear what Dr. Langevin has to say about the following:
Do people with lower back pain have thicker connective tissue?
Inversion sprains of the ankle & Dry Needling Therapy
What is needle grasp & what causes it?
What’s the connection between connective tissue stiffness & the risk of cancer?
The Osher Clinical Center’s Medical Director, Dr. Donald Levy, gives an overview of integrative medicine as practiced at the Osher Clinical Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Integrative medicine is a philosophy of healing that focuses on non-invasive therapies and lifestyle habits to enhance the body’s ability to heal. Dr. Donald Levy
Watch the video of Dr. Levy here (6min).
Learn more about the Osher Clinical Center and make an appointment to see an integrative medicine practitioner here.
Mind-body approaches have been proven to significantly improve health and quality of life for those with illnesses that are caused or made worse by stress, including cardiovascular disease, hypertension, obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, pain and fatigue syndromes, mood disorders and many others.
Friday, May 1, 2015, Newton Wellesely Hospital, MA
This one-day CME accredited conference
, focusing on cardiovascular health, will include more than a dozen faculty experts leading scientific lectures and hands-on skills sessions, including our very own Drs. Peter Wayne, Darshan Mehta and Helene Langevin.
The program has been designed with both conventional and complementary and alternative medicine practitioners in mind, and will provide an introductory framework to expand your knowledge and competence in mind-body interventions.Experts in their field will provide guidance on:
- Self-care techniques and lifestyle interventions you can use in your treatment of patients
- Scientific rationale for these interventions and evidence of efficacy
- Skill development exercises for meditation, yoga, tai chi, and other mind-body techniques designed to elicit the relaxation response
This conference is being jointly presented by the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.