Andrew Thomas Weil (, born June 8, 1942) is an American celebrity doctor who advocates for alternative medicine including the 4-7-8 breathing technique.
Andrew Thomas Weil (, born June 8, 1942) is an American celebrity doctor who advocates for exchange medicine including the 4-7-8 breathing technique.
Weil became eager in the ideas and practices of out of the ordinary and every second medicine, and went upon to feat a seminal role in codifying and establishing the emerging ground of integrative medicine, which aims to tally alternative medicine, conventional evidence-based medicine, and new practices into a higher-order “system of systems” to habitat human healing via achievement in multiple “dimensions” (biological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual).
In 1994, Weil founded and has past directed the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, today the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson. As of 2015, Weil serves as an academician at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, where he is Lovell-Jones Professor of Integrative Rheumatology, Clinical Professor of Medicine, and Professor of Public Health.
He served as founding editor of a seminal Oxford University Press series offering medical best-practice methods contiguously yet-to-be-proven ones, the Weil Integrative Medicine Library (2009-2015), which includes specialty volumes in oncology, cardiology, rheumatology, pediatrics, psychology, and further specialties.
Weil has answer extensive efforts to popular communication encouraging patients to incorporate swing therapies—use of nutritional supplements, meditation and “spiritual” strategies, etc.—into all right treatment plans. His many broad, health-related books include Spontaneous Healing (1995), Eight Weeks to Optimum Health (1997), Eating Well for Optimum Health (2000), The Healthy Kitchen (2002, with chef Rosie Daley), and Healthy Aging (2005), several of which have appeared on recognized best seller lists. Weil blogs for The Huffington Post, and occasionally writes for Time magazine (and was credited in a global 100 list of influential people by them in 2005).
In complement to his publisher-offered print, electronic, and audio products, Weil has founded several trailer enterprises (e.g., DrWeill.com and drweilproducts.com) to provide information, consulting services, and various products; in this regard, the “Dr. Andrew Weil” name represents both the individual, and a certain commercial brand. Services through Weil’s businesses add up vitamin advice and subscription websites paralleling his popular books. Products offered improve vitamins, personal hygiene and skin care items, orthotics and footwear, medical devices, food preparation equipment, and a food product line. Registered trademarks of the brand affix the Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins skin care/cosmetic and Dr. Andrew Weil Integrative Footwear lines.
Weil has been criticized for specific cases where he has appeared to disavow aspects of evidence-based medicine, or broadcast unverified beliefs; and critiques by scientific watchdog organizations for his failing to disclaim in cases of his writings that have had links to his own classified ad interests, as with ease as for his and his peers downplaying social, structural, and environmental factors that contribute to the etiology of disorder in the West, and for the positive component of entrepreneurialism united with his establishing his brand of health care facilities and products. He refused to be interviewed by Frontline for their January 19, 2016 episode approximately health supplements.