Dr. Ingrid E Martin, MD, is a Family Practice specialist in Portland, Maine. She graduated from the University Of Michigan Medical School in 2011. She has over 6 years of diverse experience practicing medicine, especially in Family Practice. She is affiliated with many hospitals including Maine Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, and Waldo County Medical Center. Dr. Ingrid E Martin also cooperates with other doctors and physicians in medical groups. She is currently practicing family medicine in Falmouth at Maine Medical Partners.
Our first Research Paper was just published: Substitution of medical cannabis for pharmaceutical agents for pain, anxiety and sleep.
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- July 5, 2017Integrator Special: Wayne Jonas, MD and the Closure of the Influential Samueli Institute: Next Steps
Click here to immediately access the article at the Huffington Post Hello Friends and Colleagues– The good news is that Wayne Jonas, MD and Susan and Henry Samueli are planning to continue to work together. The tough news for those of us who rely on the Institute for continuing contributions to the enhancement of integrative health and medicine is that that the Samueli Institute is ...
- June 27, 2017Ayurvedic Medicine
Ayurvedic medicine (also called Ayurveda) is one of the world’s oldest medical systems. It originated in India more than 3,000 years ago and remains one of the country’s traditional health care systems. Its concepts about health and disease promote the use of herbal compounds, special diets, and other unique health practices. India’s government and other institutes throughout the world support clinical and ...
Modality Focus Mind Body Medicine
Meditation is a practice where an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or for the mind to simply acknowledge its content without becoming identified with that content, or as an end in itself.
The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force (qi, ki, prana, etc.) and develop compassion, love, patience, generosity and forgiveness. A particularly ambitious form of meditation aims at effortlessly sustained single-pointed concentration meant to enable its practitioner to enjoy an indestructible sense of well-being while engaging in any life activity.
The word meditation carries different meanings in different contexts. Meditation has been practiced since antiquity as a component of numerous religious traditions and beliefs. Meditation often involves an internal effort to self-regulate the mind in some way. Meditation is often used to clear the mind and ease many health concerns, such as high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety. It may be done sitting, or in an active way—for instance, Buddhist monks involve awareness in their day-to-day activities as a form of mind-training. Prayer beads or other ritual objects are commonly used during meditation in order to keep track of or remind the practitioner about some aspect of that training.
Meditation may involve generating an emotional state for the purpose of analyzing that state—such as anger, hatred, etc.—or cultivating a particular mental response to various phenomena, such as compassion. The term “meditation” can refer to the state itself, as well as to practices or techniques employed to cultivate the state. Meditation may also involve repeating a mantra and closing the eyes. The mantra is chosen based on its suitability to the individual meditator. Meditation has a calming effect and directs awareness inward until pure awareness is achieved, described as “being awake inside without being aware of anything except awareness itself.” In brief, there are dozens of specific styles of meditation practice, and many different types of activity commonly referred to as meditative practices.
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- Dr. Aline Potvin
Naturopathic Doctor, Integrative Healthcare
A few years into practice, Dr. Potvin realized that she wanted her practice structure to be designed differently. Her goal is to help her patients stay on track with their health even when life gets crazy, and making education for health independence the foundation of everything.
Dr. Aline Potvin’s approach to care is as simple and clear as it is innovative and creative. She strongly believes the core elements of a healthy life reside in diet, lifestyle, hormone balancing, detoxification, and mental/emotional support.
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