212017Sep
Holistic OT Research: CATs and CAPs

Holistic OT Research: CATs and CAPs

Complementary and Integrative Health in AOTA’s CATs and CAPs The American Occupational Therapy Association puts out lists of Critically Appraised Topics (CATs) and Critically Appraised Papers (CAPs) to support our profession’s mission to use evidence-based practice. Many of us in the Holistic OT community are witnessing a return to roots of holistic care, and these…

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142016Jun
Researching OT and Holistic/Integrative Health

Researching OT and Holistic/Integrative Health

Would you like to learn about how to research OT and Holistic/Integrative Health? Join us at 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Central Time for the June 14 Holistic OT Conversation “Researching OT and Holistic/Integrative Health.” Join the Conversation to Learn & Discuss: * How to get started researching your OT and Holistic/Integrative Health outcomes * Discuss…

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62015Apr
5 Holistic Pain Relief Approaches

5 Holistic Pain Relief Approaches

Most of us have or will experience physical pain in our lives. For many, pain is an everyday or chronic experience, but does it need to be? For those looking for help that are natural and beyond or in conjunction with drugs or surgery, here are options. According to the National Institutes for Health: Pain…

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52014Aug
Let the Music Move You!

Let the Music Move You!

Have you ever noticed that you feel more pumped up after listening to some really groovin’ music? Or feel more tired and down after listening to something sad? That’s because music can actually have an affect on our moods! One study found that people who listened to happy music perceived more people smiling, and adversely,…

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282013Aug
The Power of the Mind in Healing

The Power of the Mind in Healing

Relaxation Can Positively Affect Our Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Health All the Way to the Genetic Level. This article was originally published in ADVANCE Magazine for Occupational Therapy Practitioners on April 15, 2013 by Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L. It is applicable to all health care practitioners and anyone seeking inner peace and joy. New research…

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282013Aug
CAM Not So Alternative Anymore

CAM Not So Alternative Anymore

This article was originally published in ADVANCE Magazine for Occupational Therapy Practitioners on June 10, 2013 by Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L and Mandy Lubas, OTR/L. While this is geared toward Occupational Therapy Practitioners, it is applicable to us all – whether you are a practitioner of health care or one who uses holistic care. Complementary/alternative medicine…

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172013Feb
Holistic Occupational Therapy: An Emerging Trend

Holistic Occupational Therapy: An Emerging Trend

*This article was originally published in ADVANCE Magazine for Occupational Therapy Practitioners September 11, 2102 by Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L and Mandy Lubas, OTR/L Holistic occupational therapy combines mind-body-spirit therapies with the best of occupational therapy practices to provide health, wellness and disease prevention services. We propose that it is a new and growing specialty as…

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