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What is Integrative Medicine?

The defining principles of integrative medicine.

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About Hackensack Meridian Integrative Health & Medicine

Hackensack Meridian Integrative Health & Medicine has developed a comprehensive health and wellness program.

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How Our Program Works

A comprehensive health and wellness program that focuses on the whole person- body, mind and spirit.

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Meet Our Integrative Health Experts

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Hackensack Meridian Integrative Health & Medicine Services

Review our Five Pillars of Health and Wellness to ensure that your whole health is addressed.

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What is Integrative Medicine?

Integrative medicine emphasizes the patient-physician relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, including conventional evidence-based medicine as well as complementary treatments. 

Integrative medicine goes beyond treating patients’ immediate symptoms to address the complete range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that impact day-to-day health.

Upcoming Events

Are You REALLY Healthy? A 5 Pillar Approach to your Ultimate Wellness

In this interactive free class, you’ll learn about the 5 pillars of health; Purpose, Resilience, Nutrition, Activity and Sleep. Take stock of your own health, and make sure you’re at your best. Get the right wellness information, from a trusted source. If you have a smartphone and would like to participate in an interactive portion of the class, please download the "Kahoot" app prior to the start of class. This course is free.

Instructor: Sara Scheller RN, BSN

Hackensack Meridian Health Village Suite 2-3 Integrative Health and Medicine Group Room
September 12, 2017 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Call 1-800-560-9990 or register here

Riverview Medical Center Jane H. Booker Cancer Center Community Room (2nd floor)
September 26, 201710:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
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Riverview Medical Center Jane H. Booker Cancer Center Community Room (2nd floor)
October 10, 2017 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Hackensack Meridian Health Village Suite 2-3 Integrative Health and Medicine Group Room
October 17, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
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Survivor Yoga for Those Living with Cancer

A very gentle and restorative class for anyone impacted by cancer. Cancer patients, survivors, thrivors, family, friends, caregivers, or health care professionals are all welcome.  This class incorporates a blend of mindful meditation, breath awareness and gentle yoga poses to relax and renew the body, mind and heart.   This yoga practice is specifically designed to improve the body’s flexibility and strength, increase blood flow and circulation, and to lower anxiety and stress.  In a safe and supported atmosphere, together we discover tools for well-being. Research has found that a regular yoga practice can reduce the effects of stress and anxiety, can improve sleep, lessen fatigue, increase range of motion, and assist with digestion and release of toxins in the body.

Cost $10 per class, payment online, or cash or check only for walk-ins

Riverview Medical Center, Jane H. Booker Cancer Center Community Room, Red Bank, NJ 07701
January 8 - March 30; Mondays at 6 p.m. or Thursdays at 10 a.m.
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Hackensack Meridian Health Village at Jackson, 27 South Cooks Bridge Road, Suite 2-3, Jackson, NJ 08527
January 8 - March 30; Fridays at 8 a.m.
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Riverview Medical Center, Jane H. Booker Cancer Center Community Room, Red Bank, NJ 07701
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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Course fee for 8 weeks includes CD of guided meditation, course materials, and Day of Mindfulness Retreat. This 8-week course will teach you skills to reduce stress by tapping into your own natural resources. This evidence-based program has helped many participants to practice positive behavior changes, reverse stress related health problems and improve quality of life. Course will cover topics such as: Awareness, different types of meditation (Sitting, Guided, Loving Kindness), mindful movement, yoga, the physiology of stress, responding vs. reacting, dealing with difficult emotions, sensations, & physical pain, mindfulness & compassion and more.  Course fee for 8 weeks is $400.00 including CD of guided meditation, course materials, and Day of Mindfulness Retreat.

Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge Campus
Monday Mornings 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. - January 8, 22, 29, February 5, 19, 26, March 5, 26 - Retreat: Saturday, March 3
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Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Friday Mornings 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. - January 19, 26, February 2, 9 16, 23, March 2, 9 - Retreat: Saturday, February 28
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Hackensack Meridian Health Village at Jackson
Monday Evenings 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. - January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 29, March 5, 12 - Retreat: Saturday, March 10
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Raritan Bay Medical Center, Old Bridge Campus
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Gentle Fall Morning Yoga

This yoga class combines gentle physical movement with mindful meditation and breath awareness for a soft, nourishing and relaxing yoga practice.  Students explore poses that restore and strengthen the body, increase flexibility, and lubricate joints.  A practice focused on the yoga sutra  “sthira sukham asanam” we discover steadiness and ease of body and mind.  By mindfully waking the body, we calm the mind bringing more aliveness and energy to our day.   Bring a yoga mat if you have one.  We also have mats and props for you to use. Cost $10 per class, payment online, or cash or check only for walk-ins


Instructor: Deb Heptig RYT

Hackensack Meridian Health Village at Jackson
January 12 - March 30, 2018, Fridays at 8 a.m.
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Shop Rite of Jackson
November 14, 2017 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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Ocean Medical Center East Wing Conference Room C
November 6, 2017 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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Yoga…… The Mind Body Happy Hour

Yoga has a way of transforming a persons view of themselves and their place in the world. Aside from the amazing physical benefits which include toning, strength, and flexibility, Yoga serves as a vehicle for personal transformation where one may experience complete joy and peace with oneself. It is whatever you make it to be; a spiritual, mental, emotional and physical practice all wrapped into one! The connection of mind, body and spirit is yoga. The union of all. The intent of this class is to prepare you for the stressors that you may encounter throughout your day or your shift. Although held at multiple hospital sites, this class is open to all. It will include a basic vinyasa yoga practice along with some meditation intended to evoke a positive attitude and mindset for you to go forth and serve others to the best of your ability. Feel free to bring your own yoga mat, however a limited amount of mats will be provided. Online registration preferred, howev-er, cash or check will be accepted for drop in. This course costs $10 per class.

Instructor: Lotus Lounge Yoga

Riverview Medical Center Jane H. Booker Cancer Center Community Room (2nd floor)
Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. September 26 - December 26, 2017
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Southern Ocean Medical Center Bariatric Program Exercise Room, 2nd floor Medical Arts Pavillion
Tuesdays 5:30 a.m. - 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. September 26 - December 26, 2017
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Jersey Shore University Medical Center Room 104/105 Brennan Lobby
Tuesdays 5:30 a.m. - 6:30 a.m. September 26 - December 26, 2017
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Ocean Medical Center East Wing Conference Room B and C
Tuesdays 5:30 a.m. - 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. September 26 - December 26, 2017
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Bayshore Medical Center Boardroom and Conference Room A
Tuesdays 5:30 a.m. - 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. September 26 - December 26, 2017
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Personal Resilience Empowerment Program (PREP) - Ongoing Event

The Personal Resilience Empowerment Program (PREP) at Hackensack Meridian Integrative Health & Medicine assists you in preparing for a planned hospital admission for your surgery or procedure. You will be able to apply the new life skills for support during your hospital experience and beyond in everyday life.

Using evidence-based tools derived from our Five Pillars of Health & Wellness (Sleep, Activity, Purpose, Nutrition, and Resilience), you will:
■ Acquire mind-body skills to assist you in stress management
■ Learn to thrive by building your resilience
■ Feel empowered to manage your health
■ Gain self-care skills to decrease anxiety, pain, and nausea naturally
■ Control the stress response and trigger the relaxation response to promote well-being
■ Discover what foods fuel the body in preparation for healing, during recovery, and overall health

Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Mondays 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Ongoing Event); Wednesdays 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Ongoing Event)
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Grocery Tour: Shop with a Doc

This workshop will teach participants to incorporate healthy meal planning and grocery shopping for a healthy diet.  Attendees will have hands-on application and visual demonstrations of foods to incorporate into their diet while walking through aisles of Dean’s Natural Food Market.  This class is designed for anyone who would like to learn more about food labels, specific healthy foods, and how to grocery shop for a healthy lifestyle. Please join us as David C. Leopold, MD, our Medical Director, helps you navigate the aisles of Dean’s Natural Food Market.

Dean’s Natural Food Market, 490 Broad Street , Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
January 12, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
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Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert is up next in our Health & Wellness Series, a partnership with Count Basie Theatre, taking place March 15 at 8 pm. Liz will help you find your path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of.

Count Basie Theatre
March 15, 2018 at 8 p.m.
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Beginner Tai Chi/Qigong

Qigong/Tai Chi combines gentle movements, relaxed breathing and focused intention. Think of it as a conscious form of exercise, a moving meditation. This style of Qigong/Tai Chi’s great appeal is that anyone can benefit regardless of age or level of fitness. This class will focus on developing a practice that maintains optimal health and well-being. Regular practice can help reduce stress, increase energy, improve balance, create inner peace, and aid in healing the body, mind and spirit. 

Cost $60.00 or $15.00 per class. 

Ocean Medical Center, 425 Jack Martin Blvd, Brick, NJ 08724
Thursdays, February 2018 - February 1, 8, 15, 22 - 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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Ocean Medical Center, 425 Jack Martin Blvd, Brick, NJ 08724
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