Examine the mind-body connection and its role in personal wellness and well-being. Among the evidence Braman points to is a European study of 3,759 colorectal cancer patients that concluded combined lifestyle factors, such as healthy weight, physical activity, no smoking, limited alcohol consumption, and a healthy diet, were associated with a lower incidence of colorectal cancer in European populations characterized by Western lifestyles.
The new curriculum incorporates suggestions by two experts who reviewed the JSC curriculum in 2012 and 2004, respectively: Dr. James S. Gordon, director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine Program at Georgetown University, former chair of the White House Commission on Complementary & Alternative Medicine and a member of the Advisory Council for the NIH National Center for Complimentary & Alternative Medicine (NCCAM); and Dr. Joseph Jacobs, former director of NCCAM.
We know what receptors they’re targeting, we know basically what kind of second messenger signals inside the cells they get started, but beyond that we don’t know how they work,” says Emmanuelle Schindler, a physician scientist and neurology resident at Yale School of Medicine.
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According to a 2010 survey by the American Hospital Association and the Samueli Institute, a nonprofit center for the study of wellness and healing, this trend is driven by patients demanding alternative or complementary treatment options for conditions that are difficult to manage or cure, such as diabetes, chronic pain, and cancer.