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Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Medicine, PUBHLTH 121

COMPLEM & ALTER MED

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Credit: 4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units credit
UC Irvine, Public Health

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More About The Course

Introduces on a global level the fundamentals of alternative, complementary (CAM) and integrative medicine. Examines the scientific evidence of appropriate integrative therapeutic approaches based on the health problem. Aligns with the WHO (World Health Organization) mission to encourage the application of CAM/Integrative medicine on a global level and from a public health perspective. Examines health and disease in contemporary American culture and society with definitions, models, and practices of what has come to be known as “orthodox “ or “conventional “ medicine.

Surveys selected alternative and complementary modes of promoting health and well-being including includes topics such as vitalism, psychoneuroimmunology, placebo effects, arts therapies, energy medicine, touch therapies, reflexology, yoga, naturopathy, western herbalism, ethnobotany, aromatherapy, diet therapies, hydration, ecological pharmacy, traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy, herbology, and chiropractic, Tibetan medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, traditional healing practices, herbal remedies, African healing, Latin American Curanderismo, native healing therapies, Central and South American healing, and various herbal therapies.

Uses case studies to examine how the application of CAM/Integrative medicine is used in comparison with Western approaches.

Evaluates disease risk factors associated with the development of chronic diseases and the role of CAM.

Course Creator

Zuzana Bic
Dr. Zuzana Bic has doctorate degrees in both Public Health and Medicine. She is the co-author of the books 1) No More Headaches, No More Migraines, 2) The Cure Within - A Story from Lifestyle Medicine and co-editor of the books 1) Educating Instead of Medicating in Public Health, 2) Public Health Program in the Corporate World and she is the editor of the book Nutrition and Global Health. Dr. Bic studies the impact and application of "Lifestyle Medicine" (nutrition, physical activity. stress management) on slowing the process of aging and developing of other chronic diseases ( headaches, diabetes II, cardiovascular diseases. osteoporosis, fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, cancer, depression, drug abuse, and others). She is also working to develop health literacy program for the general public. She developed online classes for Public Health and MOOC. She is a Director of Student Experience in Public Health Practice and is the advisor for students' Public Health Association at UCI.

Introduction of your instructor:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rSLVZp0EWM&index=1&list=PLNrbDF63AP_oAr86a7SUoPE1Kia5Yq1Jy

 
Dr. Zuzana Bic has doctorate degrees in both Public Health and Medicine. She is the co-author of the books 1) No More Headaches, No More Migraines, 2) The Cure Within - A Story from Lifestyle Medicine and co-editor of the books 1) Educating Instead of Medicating in Public Health, 2) Public Health Program in the Corporate World and she is the editor of the book Nutrition and Global Health. Dr. ...

Dr. Zuzana Bic has doctorate degrees in both Public Health and Medicine. She is the co-author of the books 1) No More Headaches, No More Migraines, 2) The Cure Within - A Story from Lifestyle Medicine and co-editor of the books 1) Educating Instead of Medicating in Public Health, 2) Public Health Program in the Corporate World and she is the editor of the book Nutrition and Global Health. Dr. Bic studies the impact and application of "Lifestyle Medicine" (nutrition, physical activity. stress management) on slowing the process of aging and developing of other chronic diseases ( headaches, diabetes II, cardiovascular diseases. osteoporosis, fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, cancer, depression, drug abuse, and others). She is also working to develop health literacy program for the general public. She developed online classes for Public Health and MOOC. She is a Director of Student Experience in Public Health Practice and is the advisor for students' Public Health Association at UCI.

Introduction of your instructor:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rSLVZp0EWM&index=1&list=PLNrbDF63AP_oAr86a7SUoPE1Kia5Yq1Jy

 

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