Course overview

Integrative Rheumatology Approaches

This course will review both Eastern and Western approaches to managing common rheumatological illnesses. Course faculty will highlight the core principles of Holistic Integrative Health and will provide an evidence base that supports these principles in relation to autoimmune diseases like SLE, RA, and GCA.

Aly Cohen, MD, FACR, ABOIM

 Conference Series

AIHM 2019 Annual Conference

 Required Lessons


 Time to Complete

1 hour

 Non-CME Eligible*

0 Credits

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • This session will focus on the Eastern and Western Approaches to preventing and managing many common rheumatological illnesses. Autoimmune diseases and other chronic musculoskeletal ailments are on the rise, and there is abundant evidence to show that dietary changes, nutritional improvement, gut microbiome interventions, sleep hygiene, stress management, environmental chemical exposure reduction, and evidence-based supplement support can be highly effective in preventing and managing autoimmune disease (SLE, RA, GCA eg.) as well as crystal arthropathy, osteoarthritis, and common musculoskeletal injuries (back pain eg.).
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

    • Discuss the nutritional approaches to rheumatological illness.
    • Discuss sleep, stress, and environmental influences on rheumatological illness.
    • Discuss evidence-based supplement use for a variety of rheumatological illness.
    • Discuss the limitations of eastern vs. western therapies for specific autoimmune diseases.
    • Explain to patients the safe and appropriate ways to integrate eastern therapies for rheumatological illness.

Course includes:

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

Included in this course

Course Faculty

Aly Cohen, MD, FACR, ABOIM

Faculty, AIHM Fellowship 
Faculty Disclosures: This speaker has no relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
About ALY
Dr. Aly Cohen is a rheumatologist, integrative medicine, and environmental health specialist practicing in Princeton, NJ. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania, medical training at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, and completed her internship/residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center, NYC. She completed a Rheumatology/Autoimmune fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein in the Bronx. She received a full scholarship to train with Dr. Andrew Weil at Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.

*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.