Integrative and Complementary Medicine Treatments for Long COVID

with Richard Brown, MD and Patricia Gerbarg, MD

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About this talk

In this presentation, Dr. Richard Brown and Dr. Patricia Gerbarg — two leading professors in the field of integrative psychiatry —will present the evidence base for a number of different integrative and complementary therapies for Long Covid.s Learn about current evidence on the efficacy of phytomedicinals, nutraceuticals, breathing practices, and off-label pharmaceuticals, as well as clinically effective combinations that may support prevention and symptom reduction. Discover the mechanisms through which these modalities affect the body’s physiology, and how they can be integrated into standard medical treatment to support those experiencing adverse effects related to COVID-19. This presentation also includes a short Breath-Body-Mind movement practice, to allow you an opportunity to directly experience the benefits of these practices. a short practice of Breath-Body-Mind movement, a breath-centered meditation you can integrate into your teaching and practice.

About Richard Brown, MD

Dr. Richard P. Brown, associate professor of psychiatry at Columbia University, gives over 100 lectures each year and has co-authored over 100 scientific publications. A certified teacher of Aikido, Yoga, Qigong, and meditation, and a pioneer of Integrative Psychiatry, Dr. Brown researches the effects of breathing practices on mental and physical health. In collaboration with Dr. Gerbarg, he developed a neurophysiological theory about how mind-body practices can be optimized to quickly and safely reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, insomnia, and trauma. They have completed numerous studies, co-authored several books, and teach programs for stress resilience and recovery in healthcare providers, first responders, and disaster survivors worldwide.

About Patricia Gerbarg, MD

Dr. Patricia Gerbarg, assistant clinical professor in psychiatry at NY Medical College, graduated Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Psychiatry Residency, and the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute. Dr. Gerbarg is Vice-Chair of the APA Caucus on CAIM in Psychiatry. She and Dr. Brown created Breath-Body-Mind programs, starting with First Responders and others affected by the 2001 World Trade Center attacks. Their award-winning books include: The Healing Power of the Breath, Non-Drug Treatments for ADHD, and (with Dr. Phillip Muskin) How to Use Herbs, Nutrients, and Yoga in Mental Health and Complementary and Integrative Treatments in Psychiatric Practice (American Psychiatric Association Publishing, 2017).

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