Professor Marc Cohen is one of Australia’s pioneers of integrative and holistic medicine and has made significant impacts on education, research, clinical practice and policy. As a registered GP with degrees in physiology and psychological medicine, as well as PhDs in Chinese medicine and biomedical engineering, he blends leading edge evidence based medical science with holistic health approaches, creating accessible solutions for the wellness conscious community. Prof Cohen has pioneered the introduction of complementary, holistic and integrative medicine into mainstream settings.

Passion Meets Leading Edge Research

Dr Marc works with a world wide network of researchers and wellness experts to explore where holistic wellness meets human performance and optimal health. Dr Marc explores the optimisation of human performance through the lense of 5 focus areas – Hot Springs, Herbal Medicine, Hazard Reduction, Heat and Health Retreats.

Human Performance

‘I have always wanted to know how to perform at the highest possible level and have the healthiest, happiest and most fulfilling life. I initially studied western medicine because I thought it would teach me about life and death and everything in between. I therefore didn’t go into medicine to help sick people get back to normal: I went into medicine to learn how to make healthy people (including myself) better.

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This has led me to study western medicine, acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, medical informatics, electrical and computer systems engineering, lifestyle, nutrition, herbal medicine, yoga, meditation, dance, spa and wellness. I am now focusing my research efforts on studying human performance and the impact of Hot Spring Bathing, Herbal Medicine, Hazard Reduction and Detoxification, Heat and Cold (sauna-ing and cold water bathing), and immersive Health Retreat experiences.’

 – Dr Marc Cohen

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Hot Springs

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Herbal Medicine

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Health Retreats

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Hazard Assessment & Reduction

We are all at different stages on the path to wellbeing. If people are just told to do something, they rarely follow the advice. They often have to have a direct experience of the consequences of not doing it or feel life being better when they do.
This is where an integrated approach truly makes a difference as it identifies lifestyle as being a major component in your overall wellness. Being ‘well’ isn’t just about having a good constitution or being in a healthy weight range. Wellness is a consciousness, an alliance between the mind, body and spirit as well as a union between your internal and external worlds.’
– Prof Marc Cohen

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