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Traditional and Integrative Medical Collaboration - Maria D. Michael, PhD

Traditional and Integrative Medical Collaboration

“Whatever happens in the mind of man is always reflected in the diseases of his body.” René Dubos. 

Dr. Maria Michael does not claim to be a physician nor have formal medical training. She has successfully collaborated with physicians, integrative functional medical practitioners, psychiatrists, mental health care practitioners, and acupuncturists to provide effective and efficient treatment methodologies. As you know, medicine is as much an art as it is a science. Healing happens when the body, mind, spirit and heart are in harmony. This concept pre-dated Hippocrates, and research in this area has exploded in the last 35 years. *“According to the mind–body or bio-psychosocial paradigm, which supersedes the older biomedical model, there is no real division between mind and body because of networks of communication that exist between the brain and neurological, endocrine and immune systems.”

Dr. Michael assists physicians and clients who:

  1. Are not healing, despite all the physician’s best efforts.

  2. Present complex symptoms that make it difficult to know where to start.

  3. Are unaware of underlying emotional, mental and spiritual factors that may be undermining their physical wellness.

Dr. Michael also has:

  1. Consulted for and with clients at Memorial Sloan Kettering, Harvard’s Mass General, Johns Hopkins, MD Anderson, Block Center Integrative Cancer Treatment.

  2. Past privileges at Boulder Community Hospital for hands-on work in helping Emergency Room for pre and post-operative clients.

SOURCES: Allessi, MG & Bennett, JM. (2020, March 14). Mental health is the health of the whole body: How psychoneuroimmunology and health psychology can inform and improve treatment, Journal of Evaluation of Clinical Practice: International Journal of Public Health Policy and Health Sciences Research. https://doi.org/10.1111/jep.13386

Rentscher, KE, Carroll, JE & Mitchell, C. (2020, April). Psychosocial stressors and telomere length: A current review of the science. Annual Review of Public Health. Vol. 41:223-245 
https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-publhealth-040119-094239

Ross, CL. (2019, Feb 27). Energy medicine: Current status and future perspectives. Global Advances in Health and Medicine. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6396053

*The Revolutionary Health Science of Psychoendoneuroimmunology A New Paradigm for Understanding Health and Treating Illness OAKLEY RAY Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37212, USA. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1032: 35–51 (2004). © 2004 New York Academy of Sciences. doi: 10.1196/annals.1314.004.