Course overview

The Promise of Integrative Medicine in Chronic Noncommunicable Disease

This course will refresh participants on the global burden of noncommunicable diseases, the ways lifestyle and behavior contribute to their risk, and the effectiveness of integrative medicine as treatment.

Ryan Bradley, ND, MPH

 Board Review Series

AIHM 2017 Annual Conference

 Required Lessons


 Time to Complete

1 hour 15 minutes

 Non-CME Eligible*

0 Credits 

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • A strength of integrative medicine is the many disciplines and modalities within healthcare from which clinicians can pull from to meet the needs of the individual patient, and contribute to the Public health. However, the many modalities, combined with an increasing emphasis of high-tech therapies and complex mechanistic rationale are also a liability, and may distract integrative health practitioners from the true promise of integrative medicine for chronic, noncommunicable disease (NCD). In this education session, learners will be reminded of the evidence foundation for fundamental lifestyle oriented treatments toward significant risk reduction for NCD, in the context of national and global burden of chronic disease. This presentation will underscore the primary need to return to social determinants of health, medical and nutritional literacy, behavioral health, environmental health, and inter-professional collaboration and respect to create a new model chronic disease care, pioneered by integrative medicine providers.
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

    • Recognize the global burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)
    • Review the contribution of lifestyle and behavior for risk reduction locally and globally
    • Cite the available evidence for the effectiveness of integrative medicine for NCDs

Course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • Certificate of Completion

Included in this course

Course Faculty

Ryan Bradley, ND, MPH

About Ryan
Following undergraduate training in chemical engineering and biotechnology, Dr. Ryan Bradley completed his Doctor of Naturopathy from Bastyr University in 2003 and his Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Washington in 2009. After completing his clinical residency at the Bastyr University Center for Natural Health, Dr. Bradley spent three years in complementary and alternative medicine research training as a NIH T32 trainee at Bastyr University and five years in the KL2 program at the University of Washington in the Division of Cardiology, where he studied multidisciplinary clinical and translational research methods. In 2014, Dr. Bradley began his service as the assistant director of Helfgott Research Institute at NCNM (now NUNM), where he also serves as an associate professor of nutrition in the School of Graduate Studies. He remains an affiliate associate professor in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Washington. Prior to 2014, he served Bastyr University for ten years as clinical and research faculty, including as the director of the Center for Diabetes & Cardiovascular Wellness.

*CME/CEU Credits

The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content. 

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This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity.