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Integrative Medicine with Dr. Rose Kumar – 1-18-14

January 22, 2014

This week our exploration of approaches to healing brings us to a look at Integrative Medicine.  This medical approach is inclusive of traditional and complementary medicine, and begins with the premise to diagnose the level where disease manifests and to facilitate the healing of that level with interventions that can maximize the potential for cure.  The principles of integrative medicine include a consideration of all factors that influence health, wellness and disease, including mind, spirit and community as well as body.

This approach to health began in the 1990s when physicians began to seek to integrate alternative approaches into their practices.  Schools began to develop curriculums including integrative medicine, and as recently as 2013, 56 medical schools offered such programs, including Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, and Mayo Clinic.

DrRoseKumarOur Guest in this discussion will be Dr. Kalpana (Rose) Kumar who is board certified in internal medicine and has been practicing for 21 years.  Her education in medicine took her to Stanford University, the University of California-San Francisco, and The Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  Dr. Kumar is the Founder, and practices at, the Ommani Center for Integrative Medicine in Pewaukee, WI.  (Ommani means “our answers lie within”.)

Dr. Kumar is the author of “Becoming Real: Harnessing the Power of Menopause for Health and Success” (2011), and the originator of the integrative medical model The Four Body System (TM).

You can find out more about Dr. Kumar, Integrative Medicine and The Ommani Center at

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