Course Overview

Reclaiming Our Living Earth Heritage

This session will discuss re-establishing our connection to the land, cultural wisdom, language, faith, wild plants, and medical herbs for physical, mental, and emotional health.
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2022 Annual Conference

October 28-30, 2022

Required Lessons

1 lesson with video, quiz, and evaluation

Time to Complete

44 minutes

CME Eligible*

.75 credit(s)

Detailed Course Info

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Course Description
Learning Objectives
 Course Description

What is this course about?

Interconnected and rooted together like forest trees, we can reach for each other and grow the relationships we need to heal ourselves, each other, and the world around us. If we have each other and the collective wisdom of our ancestors, we can embody our natural powers of leadership, healing, and collaboration to transform our health care system. Although we may be only truly experts in the colonization of medicine in our melting pot of immigrants and Indigenous people, it is not too late to re-indigenize and reclaim our intergenerational resilience or Living Earth Heritage. We can restore our faith in our inherent ability to heal naturally in alliance with our ecosystem rather than in direct competition with it. We can re-establish our connection to the land, cultural wisdom, language, faith, wild plants, and medical herbs of our ancestors that sustained and healed generations for thousands of years. We can rediscover the forgotten integral relationship with the land, plants, and animals that nourishes our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. We can uplift the keepers of precious healing knowledge. Through learning about Complex Societal Trauma, Polyvagal Theory, and deep listening practices, we can reconnect with ourselves, body, mind and emotions, with each other, the natural world, and our Living Earth Heritage and decolonize medicine.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 
The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All other healthcare professionals completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. 
To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content, complete a quiz with a score of 75% or higher, and submit an evaluation. This course is CME-eligible ending on October 31, 2024. After this date, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.

California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 and 241, which require CME activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency & implicit bias. It is the intent of AB 1195 and AB 241 to encourage physicians and surgeons, CME providers in the State of California, and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population and reduce health disparities through appropriate professional development. Please see the CME website,, for AB 1195 and AB 241 resources.
For questions about CME credit, please contact us at The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.
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 Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, learners will be able to...

  • Utilize the tool of Deep Listening Practices and the framework of Polyvagal Theory as guides to heal societal oppression and reclaim our intergenerational resilience.
  • Discuss how affirming the connection to healing forces in nature, kitchen medicine, and cultural wisdom prevents and treats trauma, micro-aggressions, and assimilation in the health care system.
  • Apply listening skills to shed oppressive beliefs, practices and biases against ourselves, each other, and our ancestors.
  • Utilize the Reconnect and Reclaim Dialogue Groups as a resource designed for racially diverse health care worker teams wanting to unpack systemic racism in the US healthcare system.

What's included in this course?

This course includes the following:
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  • Video Recording
  • Downloadable Audio
  • Speaker Handout(s)
  • Quiz
  • Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion

Course Outline

Meet Your Faculty

Shalini Singh-Karnik, MD

Shalini Singh-Karnik, MD, is a board-certified integrative and holistic health physician with considerable experience working with diverse patient populations in various settings. Her skills in acupuncture and hypnosis are particularly beneficial for selfcare,life transitions, fostering mindfulness, treating depression, anxiety and helping her patients reach their highest health potential. 


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Meet Your Faculty

Cheryl Martin, MD

Cheryl Martin is board certified in Family and Integrative Medicine and holds a terminal master’s in Regional Studies: East Asia from Harvard University. Being ethnically Chinese-Taiwanese and African American inspires her pursuits in education, research and advocacy. She currently provides patient care in a FQHC while developing educational programs for residents, students, and staff on the whole health model of care in the Department of Family Medicine at BronxCare Health System. Motivated by a desire to see health accessible to everyone, she volunteers time with the IM4US research and education committee as well as the cultural appropriation subcommittee. Outside of work, she enjoys time with her family and friends exploring nature and sampling cuisine from around the world.


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Elizabeth Rocco, MD

Combining her passions for care of underserved immigrants, mind body connection, and group visits, Elizabeth Rocco M.D. has served under resourced populations in immigrant communities for over 20 years. In 2022 she will join One Medical to open a Wellness Center at Cambridge Google offices in Kendall Square. Inspired by the intergenerational resilience of her patients she has became a champion for reclaiming our Living Earth Heritage: our connection to our Earth, the cultural wisdom, language, land, food, faith, traditional healing practices, and medicinal herbs of our ancestors, and our inherent ability to heal in community and as part of our ecosystems. Using insights from the Polyvagal Theory she integrates mindfulness, creative arts practices, mind body therapies, groups, kitchen medicine, exercise, and community action into her practice. As part of a co-racial team Dr. Rocco facilitates health care worker groups to cultivate deep listening skills, shed implicit biases, and empower health workers to become advocates for a just, sustainable health care system.


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Enroll Now!

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. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course.