Many doctors claim alternative medicine practices are junk science and may even be dangerous. On a recent episode of The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Oz explored all sides of this debate, adding his own perspective on alternative remedies. The physicians held an open discussion about vitamins, herbs and supplements; massage and acupuncture therapies; and mind and body therapies such as meditation and breathing exercises.
As a guest of the show, Scripps physician Mimi Guarneri, MD, identified several integrative medicine therapies she recommends for her patients. This evidence-based discipline blends conventional Western medical perspectives and treatments with a whole person approach that emphasizes mind and body wellness.
Dr. Guarneri is founder and medical director of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine and is board certified in cardiology, internal medicine, nuclear medicine and holistic medicine.
As seen on The Dr. Oz Show April 26, 2011.
- Rachel Lichterman