Daily Archives: January 17, 2013

Dr. Amit Sood, Integrative Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester

My nephew in-law Justin, had a heart transplant on June 10, 2012 (night of the Venus Crossing) at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Justin popped out to talk to me this warm day to tell me what he was up to this afternoon. He shared with me about Dr. Amit Sood and the work he was doing with mediation, calming the brain and the impact his training of the brain has on many who have gone though heart transplants.  Justin as brilliant as he is, told me he believes “the teachings could and would benefit many people who are under stress”.  I fully agree!

Dr. Sood is originally from India and is now on staff at Mayo clinic in their Integrative Medicine department in Rochester.

Today Justin is attending his second seminar on the practices that Dr. Sood is brining forth into Mayo clinic heart transplant division. Dr. Sood is here in Arizona has come to Arizona to teach a course today. The course  is only for heart transplant patients and their care givers. Justin is on his way and “I really wanted to go”.

Read about Dr. Sood MD, making a difference for many.

Amit Sood, MDSood

Growing up in India, Dr. Sood was naturally exposed to several different systems of caring including homeopathy, ayurvedic medicine and allopathy.  Most models worked very well, the beauty of the system was the availability of choice to the patients. The objectivity and focus on scientific experimentation in allopathy attracted him towards a career in this system of medicine.  The promise of learning excellence in allopathic medicine brought Dr. Sood to the United States.  After training and practicing medicine in the US for the last several years, the significant gaps in the bio-medical model and the reductionistic approach used to solve complex medical problems became increasingly evident.   Thus, he began exploring non-conventional treatments and learned reiki, acupressure and yoga.  Dr. Sood found several of these traditions had enormous wisdom that could be used to improve patient care.  The successes with conventional medicine in treating acute medical conditions have created the epidemic of complex chronic medical diseases that are not amenable to a discrete intervention.  The medicine of future will have to integrate treatment of the patient at all the levels including the physical, mental, social and spiritual.

Dr. Sood is presently working at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester and has received post-doctoral training in clinical research and evidence-based medicine.   He is the Director of Research at the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program at the Mayo Clinic.  Dr. Sood has received several grants from the NIH and foundations to study innovative botanical and mind-body treatments for addiction and cancer symptom control and also is part of the Integrative Medicine clinic at the Mayo Clinic.

Justin is fortunate in many ways, we are extremely blessed to have Justin. Today Justin has taught me a thing or two and inspired me to learn more about the changing world of our Health Care System! Thumbs Up!

Learn more about what is being manifested in Integrative Medicine http://www.bravewell.org/bravewell_collaborative/

Article on Dr. Sood M.D ~ Bravewell.org

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