By Jim Karpen on Mon, 03/15/2010
I've long been interested in how the ancient medical practice of Ayurveda can help a person be healthy, and have on occasion have consulted medical doctors who also have training in Ayurveda. This is called, as you may know, integrative medicine — doctors who combine a western approach to medicine (training as an M.D.) along with natural, holistic, and alternative therapies. If you'd like to find a practitioner of integrative medicine, this free app, called American College for Advancement in Medicine, helps you do so. You simply put in your Zip Code, and it gives you a list of doctors in your area. You can narrow your search by speciality, such as cardiovascular disease. The app also includes breaking medical news, access to the ACAM podcast with lectures on different integrative medicine topics, and links to ACAM Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages.