Section of Integrative Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Phone: (505) 925-7464
Fax: (505) 925-4539
Arti Prasad, MD Chief, Section of Integrative Medicine
Integrative Medicine promotes wellness
The Section of Integrative Medicine at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center offers alternative and complementary therapies in acupuncture, Ayurvedic medicine, botanical medicine, chiropractic, curanderismo, energy medicine, homeopathy, massage therapy, mind–body medicine, and Native American healing traditions.
The Section provides education to members of the UNM HSC, in medical student lectures, clinics with residents, and
grand rounds in family practice and internal medicine. The Section is working to include integrative medicine in the School of Medicine curriculum and has a collection of textbooks, papers, and journals in integrative medicine.
The Section is actively engaged in several research projects, including medical student projects on student and faculty
attitudes toward integrative medicine, complementary and alternative medicine therapies for arthritis, and issues concerning integrative medicine use in primary care clinics in New Mexico.
A poster by UNM faculty and researchers will be presented electronically to the annual conference of the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science (CANS) in Washington, DC, in October. Authors of the poster "Comparison of usual care alone with usual care plus meditation in older adults with post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN)" are Robin Meize-Grochowski, RN, PhD; Arti Prasad, MD; Ron Schrader, PhD; Cristina Murray-Krezan, MS; Michelle DuVal, MA; Bruce W. Smith, PhD; and Carla J. Herman, MD. View the poster.
Dr. Robert Leverence and Dr. Arti Prasad submitted an abstract to the national Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) for the Innovations in Medical Education category. The abstract was accepted for an electronic poster presentation. Dr. Leverence will be attending and presenting at the SGIM 34th Annual Meeting scheduled for May 4-7, 2011, in Phoenix, AZ.