Integrative Medicine

A colation of  Dr Marc’s diverse research and papers within the themes of
Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine

‘As a student of biology I became aware of the duality of structure and function, mind and body, and I saw this reflected in eastern and western medicine when I took time out to do an Honours degree in physiology and psychological medicine and then a PhD in acupuncture and Chinese medicine in the middle of my medical degree.

Since then I have been involved in practicing, teaching, researching and writing about complementary therapies and the integration of complementary medicine into mainstream practice and have practiced acupuncture in hospitals and private practice91, taught acupuncture to medical students and researched its use in emergency departments.

I have also written about complementary medicine and weight, and travelers diarrhoea and immunity, humour and healing, and the policy and regulation of complementary therapies and the best practice for integrative medicine and have conducted research into attitudes to complementary medicine amongst medical students, general practitioners and hospital pharmacists, as well as researched complementary medicine use by rheumatoid arthritis and cardiac surgery patients. ‘

– Dr Marc

Published Papers

(Please note: the complete series of papers will be uploaded soon. In the meantime, you can link to the  papers through PubMed following the links bellow)

Acupuncture alone or in conjunction with pharmacotherapy for analgesia in common emergency department presentations

Acupuncture alone or in conjunction with pharmacotherapy for analgesia in common emergency department presentations

Complementary medicine products– interpreting the evidence base

Complementary medicine products– interpreting the evidence base

Complementary Therapies; Have They Become Mainstream in General Practice?

Complementary Therapies; Have They Become Mainstream in General Practice?

Complementary Therapies: Where to from here?

Complementary Therapies: Where to from here?

What is Complementary Medicine?

What is Complementary Medicine?

Happiness and humour: A medical perspective

Happiness and humour: A medical perspective

Characteristics of Victorian general practitioners who practise complementary therapies

Characteristics of Victorian general practitioners who practise complementary therapies

Integrating Complementary Therapies: Book Review

Integrating Complementary Therapies: Book Review

CAM practitioners and “regular” doctors: is integration possible?

CAM practitioners and “regular” doctors: is integration possible?

A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial – osteoarthritis of the knee

A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial – osteoarthritis of the knee

Towards the evidence based integration of complementary medicines into hospitals settings

Towards the evidence based integration of complementary medicines into hospitals settings

The integration of complementary therapies in Australian general practice: results of a national survey.

The integration of complementary therapies in Australian general practice: results of a national survey.

The challenges and future direction for integrative medicine in clinical practice

The challenges and future direction for integrative medicine in clinical practice

Complementary medicines and weight management

Complementary medicines and weight management

Australian Hospital pharmacists’ attitudes, perceptions, knowledge and practices of CAMs

Australian Hospital pharmacists’ attitudes, perceptions, knowledge and practices of CAMs

The practice and regulatory requirements of naturopathy and western herbal medicine in Australia

The practice and regulatory requirements of naturopathy and western herbal medicine in Australia

No effect of hypericum perforatum (St John’s wort) and vitex agnus.

No effect of hypericum perforatum (St John’s wort) and vitex agnus.

Use of complementary medicines by cardiac surgery patients

Use of complementary medicines by cardiac surgery patients

The sustainable training, treatment, employment program model: effects of manual therapy on musculoskeletal pain and limitation in a Filipino squatter community

The sustainable training, treatment, employment program model: effects of manual therapy on musculoskeletal pain and limitation in a Filipino squatter community

The legitimacy of academic complementary medicine

The legitimacy of academic complementary medicine

Best practice for integrative medicine in Australian medical practice

Best practice for integrative medicine in Australian medical practice

Exploring Further

For a FULL list of Dr Marc’s academic papers