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intro to integrative medicine

The combination of conventional Western medicine with traditional Eastern, holistic, alternative therapies is known as Integrative Medicine.


istock_000005241515_largeThis HealthArt workshop aims to educate people about the main facets of Integrative Medicine and how to use them in conjunction with both one another and traditional, Western medicine to achieve optimal health. We begin with the introduction of the mind-body-spirit connection, followed by an overview of anti-inflammatory nutrition and supplements, explore the relationship of environment and lifestyle to personal health, and examine spirituality, which focuses on each individual’s purpose and pursuits. Understanding the relationship of these basic Integrative Medicine components will empower you to achieve a healthier, more optimal lifestyle beginning immediately.


The specifics of this course are tailored to individual participants by using the motivational interviewing technique to ask questions; the answers provided help us to present detailed material from a full mind, body, and spirit model:


  • We assess the mind from the mental and emotional perspective.
  • We take a good look at the body, including a nutritional assessment and a review of physical movement, including limitations.
  • We evaluate a patient’s spirit by posing searching questions that evoke thoughtful responses — and then we listen. These answers provide insight about possible health behaviors and the reality of successful lifestyle changes.

If you are looking to make changes in your health, thisschedule is the transformative class for you! Join us as we learn about the anti-inflammatory diet, take a critical look at endocrine disruptors under the kitchen and bathroom sinks, explore stress relief exercises,  experience aromatherapy as medicine, and introduce other integrative medicine modalities.

Class meets Wednesdays from 6-7PM, October 5 through October 26, at HealthArt Integrative Medicine, 3800 Houma Blvd., Suite 245, Metairie LA 70006.

Taught by Andrea Jeanfreau, BSN, RN, MHA.