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Integrative Medicine

shutterstock_145483600Integrative medicine treats the whole person by combining traditional medical treatments with holistic remedies such as nutrition, fitness, Chinese medicine, aromatherapy, yoga and meditation.  By taking into consideration the mind, body and spirit, patient care is tailored to the individual, not just the symptoms of disease. The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center promotes integrative medicine through research , education, and advocacy efforts


What's New in the World of Complementary and Integrative Health?

shutterstock_120292873For people who use and practice complementary and integrative medicine, 2017 was a watershed year—and 2018 promises to be even more so. Read more



Integrative Medicine at the VA

Yoga_man_shutterstock_221678725Over the past few years, the VA has made a strong commitment to making complementary and integrative health (CIH) services like acupuncture, meditation and yoga available to our veterans. Because so many of the problems they face, especially chronic pain and mental health issues, are not adequately treated by conventional medicines. Read more


green_chemistry_new_croppedIntegrative Medicine Research

This page summarizes research on integrative medicine compiled by Dr. Lawrence Rosen, an expert in pediatric integrative medicine and medical advisor to The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center®. Read more



srosenWhat is a Green Pediatrician? 

By Lawrence D. Rosen, Medical Advisor
The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center ®
In her New York Times bestselling book, Growing Up Green, Baby and Child Care, Deirdre Imus writes about "Green Pediatricians."  The term "green" is generally meant as an environmentally-conscious label. Green products are considered safe for the environment and healthier for people who use them. Are green doctors the same? I think so. Learn more

shutterstock_210545374Integrative Medicine Resources

This page summarizes resources on the topic of complementary alternative medicine on our site and beyond. Read more

Deirdre_Imus_Center_New_LogoPediatric Integrative Oncology   

“To identify, control and ultimately prevent toxic exposures in the environment that threaten our children's health.”

 This is the stated mission of The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center®.  And while the activities of the Center have grown to address these and many other health problems, the founding purpose – and the very name of the Center – specifically targets pediatric cancer. Read more


Teleosis Institute
Our Vision

Our vision is a community of health professionals who engage the skills of narrative healing, promoting deep lasting change in individuals, organizations, and the communities we serve.

Teleosis Institute is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization dedicated to deepening the expanding field of Integrative Health and Medicine.

The Teleosis Institute is an educational non-profit organization devoted to reducing the environmental impact of health care. The Institute promotes sustainable medical practices and works in partnership with the health care community to build a movement for positive social and environmental change. Teleosis serves health care professionals through the following interlinked areas:

Leadership in Green Health Care Online Course
The Green Pharmacy Program
Symbiosis: The Journal of Ecologically Sustainable Medicine
Environmental Health Brochures 
Green Health Care Newsletter


Homeopathy, Sweet Homeopathy 

By Pierre Fontaine, RSHom CCH
Twenty years ago I was studying nutrition, diet and supplementation. I was taking a lot of supplements thinking this was the best I could do to stay healthy. At the time, I had more supplements in the apartment than you could find at the Vitamin Shoppe. Back then, few people were taking even Vitamin C, never mind single amino acid and trace minerals or enzymes. I was also taking shark cartilage pills every day because “sharks don’t get cancer!” Read more  


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