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Celebrate World Health Day through Integrative Health Practices

Fri. April 05, 2019

By Christina Sax, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs

April 7 is World Health Day MUIH stands with the World Health Organization in its call to make health for all a reality through “individuals and communities who have access to high-quality health services so that they take care of their own health and the health of their families.”

Integrative health is an important cornerstone in achieving this goal. Integrative health is a holistic perspective on health and wellness that combines and coordinates the use of multiple approaches, including complementary modalities as well as conventional medicine.

Complementary health approaches, such as those taught at MUIH and offered in its clinic, provide individuals and communities with access to high-quality, high-impact, and affordable healthcare. These approaches respect and value ancient traditions from cultures around the world, with a deeper understanding gained through contemporary science and research. They emphasize the importance of a healthy body, mind, and spirit, and empower individuals with tools to impact their own health and wellness.

We asked members of the MUIH community how they will nurture their body, mind, and spirit on World Health Day, and here’s what some of them said. Try some of them and be a catalyst for positively impacting the health and wellness of yourself, your family, and your community.

  • Take a long walk with my dog
  • Laugh with my children
  • Meditate
  • Volunteer in my community
  • Try a new smoothie recipe
  • Learn about a new wellness practice
  • Add a new move to my home yoga routine
  • Turn over the soil in my herb garden
  • Set my personal wellness goals for the next month
  • Check out new health and wellness apps for my phone

To support World Health Day, MUIH is pleased to provide access to its Integrating Health Blog and the opportunity to sign up for its regular Wellness Moment emails, both of which provide practical everyday tips to enhance individual and community health and wellness.

MUIH is also pleased to provide a 30% discount on its online self-paced course The Philosophy and Science of Wellbeing. To take advantage of this World Health Day discount register through April 14, 2019 using the promo code MUIHWHD2019 through MUIH’s Office of Professional and Continuing Education.