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Martha H. Howard MD

19 Oct

{mosimage}Hats off to innovator and physician-pioneer, Martha H. Howard MD, the founder and Medical Director of Wellness Associates of Chicago, a practice that integrates Chinese medicine, acupuncture, guided imagery, sound-based therapy and herbal medicine with state-of-the-art Family Medicine. 

Practicing since 1982, she has a Master's Degree in Chinese Language and Literature from Harvard University, and an M.D. from Loyola University. She’s also the creator of a wellness audio series (we carry several of her titles), and is a teacher of Tibetan Yoga.

Wellness Associates was founded in 1989 and is one of the earliest and most innovative centers of integrative medicine in the Windy City. The focus is on prevention, healthy aging, allergy and environmental medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, and guided imagery for health.

For decades, Dr. Howard has inventively and productively treated chronic illnesses associated with undiagnosed allergies – Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease, Chronic Sinusitis, ADD/ADHD, Migraine Headache, Fibromyalgia, eczema, acne, restless leg syndrome, and various autoimmune diseases. 

Kudos to her for treating these baffling conditions with a fresh approach, open mind, skillful hands and ingenious methods, long before “integrative medicine” was a household word!!  

Belleruth Naparstek

Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her latest book on imagery and posttraumatic stress, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (Bantam Dell), won the Spirituality & Health Top 50 Books Award