Integrative Care

August 2, 2011

“Self-care techniques are a mandatory component for all people practicing holism. Recognizing the need for education and the importance of fostering self-responsibility is essential. Self-care is still the predominant mode of health care” (Chernin as cited in Kunz*).

Thirty years have elapsed since Kunz* began to teach patients to care for themselves holistically as part of primary prevention. In my 36 years of developing early intervention techniques and programs to affect individual and family, health, marriage, sexuality, and spiritual direction, I have come to an understanding of prevention and integrative health care that I believe to be unique. Most of what is called “integrative” in medicine, nursing, and counseling is added on to a primary field of interest. Even the concept of “holistic” examines alternative modes and incorporates them into traditional care. Read more

Managing Menopause

August 2, 2011

by Dr. Kathleen C. Quinn

As little as fifty years ago, this title would have been useless. Nobody needed menopause management!

The “why” is crucial for today’s women to understand.

As an example:

My grandmother died in her sleep the month before I was born, in 1945. She was forty-three years old! Now, I can look at photographs of her, and I actually have her medical history through stories that my mother told me. What I surmise is that she had some hormonal/insulin disorder (she had multiple miscarriages and her body appears to have had the characteristics of what we call polycystic ovarian syndrome today). Contemporary research has found the connection between these disorders in younger women and subsequent cardiac dysfunctions in midlife. In one study, virtually 100% of women developed cardiac disease within the 17 years of the study. Read more

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