EVENT: International Integrative Medicine Day on January 24

On January 24, Henri Roca, MD, and the Greenwich Hospital Integrative Medicine Program will present Your Health and the National Significance. The presentation will discuss the key drivers of our increasing health care costs, the role we each play in our nation’s economic health, how integrative medicine can help solve this dilemma, and specific actions that each of us can take to optimize our personal health and help the nation.

Integrative Medicine, sometimes referred to as Complementary and Alternative Medicine, is growing in popularity as aging baby boomers turn to natural ways to enhance their health and reverse chronic disease. Younger generations also use these therapies to empower themselves to remain healthy.

Every year, for International Integrative Medicine Day, Integrative Medicine physicians and programs within academic health centers join together to educate and inspire individuals in their quest for optimal health.

If you pay for your healthcare out-of-pocket, pay co-pays, deductibles and premiums, or are an employer who provides healthcare for your employees, this talk is for you.

Dr. Roca presents this talk in recognition of Greenwich Hospital Volunteers who provide caring and personal attention to patients. These volunteers help to make the hospital a healing place.

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health, reports that 38 percent of U.S. adults who were surveyed have used a form of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the previous 12 months, with the highest rates among people aged 50–59.