Embracing Whole-Person Health
Michigan Nonprofit Conducts Energy Medicine Research Projects
The U.S. healthcare system is evolving toward integrative, whole person care with a focus on wellness and well-being in addition to treatment of disorders. That is the picture painted by Leonard Wisneski, M.D., chair emeritus of the Integrative Health Policy Consortium (IHPC). “Optimal health is not just absence of disease,” Wisneski and IHPC director and acupuncturist Bill Reddy state in their paper published in Global Advances in Health and Medicine. “It is holistic in nature (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual) including a person’s sense of purpose and meaning in their lives.” The IHPC, a nonprofit watchdog of federal agencies overseeing health research, has partnered with the Michigan nonprofit Energy Medicine Research Institute (EMRI).
Long affiliated with the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energy and Energy Medicine and the International Society for the Study of Dreams, EMRI recently joined the IHPC’s Partners in Health program. Together, the nonprofits will conduct energy medicine research projects concerning the effectiveness of most of the whole person health modalities EMRI and IHPC have in common.
Some of these modalities include chiropractic, acupuncture, yoga, meditation, massage, healthy sleep and dreamwork, nutritional counseling and holistic nursing. EMRI is committed to building global teams that will contribute their research findings to raise the consciousness of humanity to higher levels of health and well-being in rational, creative and sustainable ways. Another commitment is to making a major contribution to the blending of conventional medical theories and modalities with holistic, innovative energy medicine theories.
Under the leadership of executive director Margaret Dwyer, Ph.D., EMRI has been strengthened by becoming an IHPC Partner in Health. The Institute encourages whole person health professionals to join the IHPC to work on legislation to lower U.S. healthcare costs and help families get quality, affordable, evidence-based health care via both conventional and complementary healthcare modalities.
On Thursday, September 22 EMRI is holding the 3rd Annual Franklin Dinner, a fundraising event in Bloomfield Hills, to support their scholarship and work/study fund.
Then on Saturday, October 22, they are presenting an All-Community Retreat in Harrison Township, a relaxing day of discussion and demonstrations of a wide variety of health and wellness modalities.