Course overview

100 Years in Modern Medicine As I Have Lived It

Join Dr. McGarey as she shares her impact on modern medicine, and its impact on her. Additionally, she will explain the importance of moving forward, and her belief that the next evolution is Living Medicine. 

Gladys McGarey, MD, MD(H)

 Board Review Series

AIHM 2018 Annual Conference

 Required Lessons


 Time to Complete

45 minutes

 Non-CME Eligible*

0 Credits 

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • Dr. Gladys will share the history of modern medicine…the impact that it has had on her and the impact she has had on it. She will describe how medicine has continued to evolve and how evolutionary holistic medicine has been yet how important it is that we don’t stay frozen in that time. She will talk about every life changing idea and vision has its time. She will share how the next evolution is Living Medicine and how she has come to recognize that good medicine is life itself.
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

    • State the principles of living medicine
    • Adopt living medicine principles into their medical practice
    • Review the history of modern medicine and analyze that history and describe its impact on their personal practice

Course includes:

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

Included in this course

Course Faculty

Gladys McGarey, MD, MD(H)

About Gladys
Dr. Gladys Taylor McGarey is internationally recognized as the Mother of Holistic Medicine. Dr. Gladys, as she is affectionately known, is board certified in Holistic and Integrated Medicine and has held a family practice for more than sixty years. She is the co-founder of the American Holistic Medical Association, as well as the co-founder of the Academy of Parapsychology and Medicine. She was the first to utilize acupuncture in the U.S. and trained other physicians how to use it.

Dr. Gladys is a pioneer. She has tirelessly pioneered work in holistic medicine, natural birthing, and the physician-patient partnership. Among Dr. Gladys' innovations for natural birthing was the Baby Buggy Program founded in 1978, featuring a fully-equipped paramedical and emergency transport vehicle for home deliveries. In 1970, she co-founded the A.R.E. Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, where she and her former husband pioneered the integration of allopathic and holistic medical practices, laying the groundwork for the cultural shift of recent years that recognizes alternative and holistic medical modalities. Her efforts worldwide continue to receive international acclaim.

Dr. Gladys has written and lectured extensively. She is the author of five books: "The Physician Within You," "Born to Live,"Living Medicine,"The World Needs Old Ladies," and "Budhu's Path to Enlightenment." She continues to write numerous articles for health publications, both as a columnist and feature writer. Her public speaking career bridges four decades during which she has shared the podium with Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, and other notables who became her associates in the American Holistic Medical Association, which Dr. Gladys had co-founded in 1977.

Co Founder of the American Holistic Medical Association
First to bring Acupuncture to the US and held first symposia in US on how to utilize it in medical practice
Among the first to advocate for Dads in the Delivery Room
Co-Founder, the Academy of Parapsychology and Medicine
Created the first and only clinic in the US based on the work of Edgar Cayce
Taught safer birthing practices to rural women in Afghanistan at age 85 resulting in a 47% reduction in infant and small child mortality.
Author of 5 published books Nationally recognized speaker

Too many awards and achievement awards to name but here are just a few:
Humanities Award for Outstanding Service to Mankind
National Committee for the Advancement of Parapsychology
David Stackhouse Award for Pioneering Excellence in Homeopathy
AZ Women’s Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award, A.I.H.M.

*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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