b'recommendations. What is attractive because limitations from their neurological examinations.it is natural can sometimes do more harm However, the exam room didnt translate to thethan good.Billions of dollars are spent every yoga mat, where limitations became invitationsyear on services for which there is no proof for empowerment and courage. Poses thatof ecacy, but the website sure looks good.shouldnt have been possible were. SomethingIt is my opinion that many of the principles other than my prescription pad was oeringof IM stem directly from good medicine, healing. I sought education and found awhich has been compromised because of fellowship at the University of Arizona Andrewtime constraints in our healthcare system. Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, whichThat is why you will nd many IM practices continues to serve as a grounded communitythat either do not take insurance, or do but of physicians, NPs, and PAs committed tocharge an additional concierge fee for access developing accessible models of high-qualityto the provider. IM care and research.I found IM through yoga. Eight years ago, Why should you include an IM providerI entered a 200-hour yoga teacher training in your team? An IM provider will provideprogram. I told myself the study was for self- you with evidence-based plans to improvegrowth, and said I did not want to teach yoga, your lifestyle so your health improves. Andunless it was to people living with MS. A year guess what?This puts healing power back inlater, I cofounded the nonprot organization your hands. The body of evidence for lifestyleoMS Yoga with my friend Cheryl, who lives with medicine,suchasdietchanges,exercise,MS. oMS Yoga has been bringing free yoga sleep, and stress reduction is quite large forclasses to the MS community for almost eight improving cardiovascular and brain health,years, and thanks to COVID-19, it is now and is mounting for MS. An IM provider willavailable online. collaborate with your healthcare team andHow did yoga get me to integrative medicine? help you to make informed decisions thatWell, many of my early yoga students were consider not just your medical condition, butalso my clinic patients. I thought I knew what you as a person that has a heart and soul thatthey could do in yoga because I knew their needs nurturing and hope.Learn more about oMSOur website iswww.omsyoga.org,and we are OMS YOGAon Facebookand @oms_yoga on Instagram .11 msfocusmagazine.org'