Mind Man­ager

MICHAEL DOO­LEY, UK

India Today - - SOCIETY & TRENDS -

From menopause to fer­til­ity, he doesn’t treat just symp­toms

It’s his in­ter­est in treat­ing the whole per­son, in­stead of just the symp­toms, that led him to pioneer a new phi­los­o­phy for women. IMT, or In­te­grated Menopausal Ther­apy, is a new way of think­ing about women that em­braces the mind, spirit as well as the body. Dr Doo­ley em­ploys this strat­egy in fer­til­ity treat­ment too: Stress man­age­ment, acupunc­ture, and other com­ple­men­tary ther­a­pies with con­ven­tional IVF. “Life is a big jig­saw,” says the top UK gy­nae­col­o­gist, “You need to get the right bits in the right places to make the whole”. New ar­eas that have long been ig­nored by al­lo­pathic medicine are com­ing into sci­en­tific re­search pa­pers now. “With fur­ther in­te­gra­tion of dif­fer­ent med­i­cal tra­di­tions, the next 20 years in medicine are go­ing to be truly ex­cit­ing,” he says. Dr Doo­ley is Fel­low of the Royal Col­lege of Ob­ste­tri­cians and Gy­nae­col­o­gists, UK

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