Andrew Weil, MD
Andrew Weil, MD

DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, DR. ANDREW WEIL IS UNABLE TO MAKE THIS EVENT.

World-renowned physician and Integrative Medicine pioneer Andrew Weil, MD, will be discussing his latest book, “Mind over Meds: Know When Drugs Are Necessary; When Alternatives Are Better; and When to Let Your Body Heal on Its Own” Friday, May 12, 4-5 p.m. in the UNM Hospital Bill and Barbara Richardson Pavilion first-floor conference room 1500. The event is free and open to the public. Mind over Meds, along with Weil’s other titles, will be available for purchase at the signing.

Weil, a Harvard Medical School graduate, is considered the foremost authority in Integrative Medicine. Over his lifetime, he has traveled the globe exploring other cultures’ drug use, medicinal plants and alternative treatments for disease.

Director of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Weil promotes integrative medicine as a combination of mainstream and alternative medicine, emphasizing prevention over treatment and focusing on nutrition, botanical medicines and mind-body interventions to complement conventional drug and surgical treatments. Weil has published several books about Integrative Medicine.

Under the direction of Arti Prasad, MD, UNM Health Sciences Center's Section of Integrative Medicine is sponsoring the event, with support from UNM Hospital CEO Steve McKernan. Prasad is the director of the UNM Center for Life, a state-of-the-art Albuquerque Integrative and Inter-Cultural Center for Prevention and Wellness. The Center for Life treats people with a wide range of health issues using a vast array of ancient and modern techniques, while providing extensive integrative medicine education to all levels of learners in New Mexico, as well as 250 hours of community outreach per year.

UNM Center for Life Services for therapeutic approaches to cancer, menopause, diabetes, hypertension, weight and more, include:

  • Integrative Medicine consultations
  • Integrative primary care
  • Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
  • Chiropractic medicine
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Massage therapy, including oncology, pregnancy, hot stone, Swedish, craniosacral, sports, deep tissue, therapeutic and others
  • Energy Medicine;
  • Opportunity to meet with curanderas, Native healers and other spiritual healers