Self Care is the term used to describe how patients can take care of themselves and use techniques to improve their health and healing. Utilizing self care is a component of integrative health where traditional medical services are combined with other strategies to help patients recover from illness or deal with chronic conditions.   Dr. Wayne Jonas is a family practice physician with an extensive career in the military both in the VA and active military medical system. Because of this practice within the military, it led him to meet physicians in other countries. As a result, he could watch how they incorporated other techniques to help their patients recover from illnesses. This led to a life long search for alternative ways to treat his patients.  He then used them to aid in the well established treatments already present in the United States.   Aside from self care, Dr. Jonas seeks ways to include journaling, acupuncture, and other strategies in studies in order to determine the best way to promote healing for patients. The Samueli family provided a large donation to the UC Irvine medical school to better incorporate integrative health into its curriculum. Also, they also established the Samueli institute to better study the usefulness of integrative health techniques.   Dr. Wayne Jonas is a family physician who specializes in the study of integrative health. show notes


Wayne Jonas, MD: The best way to find the work by Dr. Wayne Jonas.

Samueli Institute: The Samueli Institute is a committed to strengthen the ties of traditional medicine to other techniques to promote healing and better health.

The Fresh Food Pharmacy: Geisenger Health (Penn State Medical System) offers these foods as a medicine to help their patients fight hypertension, obesity, and diabetes.

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