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with Brent A. Bauer, M.D.
Online Class

The Science of Integrative Medicine

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If you’ve ever considered herbal supplements, meditation, yoga, or even changing your diet to promote better health, then you may already be familiar with the subject of “alternative medicine.” Join Professor Brent A. Bauer, M.D., for a fascinating exploration of what we know about this revolutionary — and controversial — field, and how it can help you live a healthier, happier life. Dr. Bauer introduces more than a dozen evidence-based holistic practices to complement conventional Western medicine, discussing the pros and cons of each, as well as popular myths and suggestions for integrating these therapies into your own wellness routine.


  • beginner
  • 12 episodes
  • 5h57m

Included in this Class

1. Complementary & Integrative Medicine

1. Complementary & Integrative Medicine

Meet your instructor, Dr. Brent Bauer, and start by exploring the history of alternative care approaches that have evolved into therapies still used today. You'll understand why some doctors may still question integrative practices, while others firmly believe they're worthwhile.

2. Making the Case for Integrative Medicine

2. Making the Case for Integrative Medicine

Review the scientific benefits of healthy habits, including eating well, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep, and the many positive impacts they can have on your mind, body and overall wellness. Plus, get tips to easily integrate simple changes into your daily routines.

3. Herbal Supplements

3. Herbal Supplements

Delve into the world of herbal supplements. Understand the pros and cons of adding supplements to your health-care regimen, and why it's so important to use them responsibly with your doctor's input and guidance.