11-20-09: What to Use and When: Integrative or Conventional Medicine or Both? – Guests: Bill Manahan, MD and Pat Cullitan, MA, Lac

When illness strikes, how do we know which type of medicine will be most effective: conventional or alternative treatments? Or both? And how can we best prevent many illnesses in the first place? Our first guest, Bill Manahan, MD, will discuss the difference between conventional Western medicine and integrative treatments, which focus on healing of mind, body and spirit. He will demonstrate the importance of listening closely to people’s stories to discover what might be contributing to their illnesses before determining the best treatment protocol. During the second segment, Patricia Culliton, MA, L.Ac, will provide information about various complementary therapies that can help us stay healthy, especially during the flu season and stressful times, including the upcoming holiday season.

 Listen: 11-20-09: What to Use and When: Integrative or Conventional Medicine or Both? – Guests: Bill Manahan, MD and Pat Cullitan, MA, Lac

Bill Manahan, MD

Bill Manahan, MD, is past president of the American Holistic Medical Association and a founding member of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. He was a family practice physician from 1973-1994, then Medical Director of a clinic for the underserved. He later taught at the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the U of MN. Bill now is involved in efforts to transform our health care system, working toward merging high-touch care and high-tech care with the best of conventional and complementary modalities and philosophies. 

Patricia D. Culliton M.A., L. Ac. –

Patricia D. Culliton M.A., L. Ac. is Director of the Alternative Medicine Division at Hennepin Faculty Associates in Mpls, MN where she directs a clinical staff of Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners, massage therapists, herbalists, chiropractors, PTs and others. She also teaches at the U of MN, Center for Spirituality and Healing. She has an MA degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and is a Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturist.

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