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Part 1: Close Up Radio Spotlights Integrative Nurse Dr. Mary Ann Osborne

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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Dr. Mary Ann Osborne is an exceptional Integrative nurse, owner of the Institute For Integral Health.

“My practice is designed to treat the “whole” person mind, body, and soul with evidence based integrative services,” says Dr. Osborne.  “I go beyond conventional Western medicine by examining the underlying dysfunction in my clients rather than just treating the symptoms. My clients and I are synergistically partners in the overall healing process.”

A nurse since 1986, Dr. Osborne, determined to bridge the gap between traditional and alternative medicine, becoming the first Nurse Practitioner to graduate from the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, Tucson in 2001. She received her doctoral degree with a research in mindfulness-based stress reduction program in women recovering from breast cancer.

“Integrative medicine has a philosophy that doesn’t reject conventional medicine but it also doesn’t accept alternative therapies uncritically, it’s really driven by science,” says Dr. Osborne. “It utilizes the least invasive interventions with a holistic perspective. It also empowers patients to play an active role in their own health and wellness.”

"Regrettably, we have a corporate for-profit disease management system and not a health-care system,” says Dr. Osborne. “We need to encourage health care providers to guide patients appropriately.”

“We must find a stillness within by cultivating greater awareness in our lives,” says Dr. Osborne. “Living conscientiously and practicing awareness is one of the most life changing things you can do for your health.”

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