With a focus on personalized medicine, the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Jefferson offers five innovative programs that you should know about.
Today, many people are searching for something more when it comes to their health. The Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Jefferson in Philadelphia takes personalized medicine to a new level, helping patients achieve their holistic health and wellness goals.
Physicians at the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine are guided by the science of modern medicine and are experts in the art of incorporating natural therapies and wellness solutions into the healing approach. This combined or "integrative" way of practicing is what makes the Myrna Brind Center so unique—and effective.
The Myrna Brind Center features state-of-the-art facilities, creating an environment that allows the healing process to begin the moment patients walk through the door. With a generous $14 million grant from The Marcus Foundation, the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine will open its first satellite location in Villanova, Pa., in the fall of 2015. The new location will feature PET-MRI hybrid imaging.
A few of the services offered at the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine include:
The Executive Great Life Program is a groundbreaking program developed at the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine designed to take the typical Executive Health Program to the next level.
Based on our popular press book, The Great Life Makeover, the program includes a pre-assessment that will provide a comprehensive snapshot of your current health status and challenges prior to your full-day evaluation. The next step is to spend a full day with our staff for an intensive, scientifically-rigorous health assessment that will include the following evaluations: Diet and Exercise, Sexual Health, Energy Level, Illness Risk Factors, Heart Health, Stress, Physical Exams, and other specialized assessments customized to the individual.
Patients frequently report their Executive Great Life Program encounter as "life changing," and that the level of personalized care is like nothing they have ever experienced in any type of health setting.
As you approach your middle decades, there is a natural decline in sex hormone production. Often, this happens without any problems. But for some, as these hormone levels decrease, they produce a variety of symptoms. Women can experience hot flashes, low libido or low sex drive, insomnia, diminished bone density and mood swings. Men can experience a low sex drive, decreased muscle mass, poor stamina, mood difficulties and weight problems.
The Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine offers an integrative approach to hormone health that includes comprehensive assessments, natural approaches to symptoms, and when appropriate, targeted Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). With this programmatic model, HRT is not just a stand-alone therapy: it's one component of a broader treatment approach that aims to eliminate symptoms and rejuvenate health and vitality.
Our unique nutrient therapies serve several purposes. Some of our infusions are designed to enhance wellness, while others target specific issues, such as magnesium for migraine headaches. Also, nutrient depletions can be more efficiently restored with intravenous infusions.
In addition, we have cutting edge clinical trials using targeted pharmacologic nutrients, such as Vitamin C and NAC for cancer and Parkinson’s disease. The Myrna Brind Center is an international leader in the study of intravenous nutrient therapies.
The Mindfulness Institute at the Myrna Brind Center is one of the Philadelphia region's leading providers of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs. MBSR helped thousands of people transform their lives, even in the midst of physical and psychological suffering.
Mindfulness is about paying attention. It's about living your life in the richness of right now, not being lost in memories of the past or overwhelmed by the worries or projections of the future. It's a simple practice that strengthens the mind's ability to stay focused on what is happening right now and to be open to experience—meeting the present moment with kindness and non-reactivity.
Studies on MBSR from Jefferson are among the most cited papers in the discipline. Our overall clinical, academic and research achievements for mindfulness have led to "Institute" designation within the Myrna Brind Center.
Acupuncture is one of the most widely used complementary therapies in the United States. There is growing evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture and other related modalities for treating a wide range of ailments.
The Myrna Brind Center offers acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment for a variety of conditions including nerve and muscle pain, menstrual pain, osteoarthritis, stress, chronic fatigue, chemotherapy-induced nausea, recurrent sinusitis, headaches, anxiety, and insomnia.
The Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Jefferson is located at 925 Chestnut St., Ste. 120, Philadelphia, 215-955-2221