Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine (AARM)
The Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine (AARM) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit professional association. We are the leading non-profit medical association to support cross disciplinary collaboration. AARM was formed to provide education, clinical research and cutting edge protocols which empower physicians to more effectively treat their patients and build their practices through the use of herbal, nutritional and bioidentical hormone medicines. AARM's activities include:
- The peer-reviewed medical journal (Journal of Restorative Medicine)
- Annual International Restorative Medicine CME Conference
- CME Webinar Series
- Certification in the Specialty of Restorative Medicine
- A Provider Listing Program
THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF RESTORATIVE MEDICINE
Restorative Medicine is the clinical medical therapeutic approach aimed at restoring organ function and endocrine balance on a functional level. The Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine (AARM) is a leading multidisciplinary non-profit professional medical association seeking to educate health professionals and promoting excellence in the use of natural medicines to restore health. AARM has grown rapidly since its inception in 2010, now boasting over 725 members, forming one of the few truly integrative and collaborative multi-disciplinary professional medical associations in the world. As a result, the AARM Board of Directors is equally diverse with representation from folk herbalists to doctoral level physicians.
THE PHILSOPHY OF RESTORATIVE MEDICINE
Restorative Medicine provides a whole dimension in clinical practice, a new approach that adds the scope of patient-specific instead of disease-specific medicine. Empowered by science- based novel scientific testing that can truly demonstrate the different patterns of fundamental metabolic imbalances, while objectively monitoring treatments pertaining to the patient biological individuality. True to its name, Restorative Medicine strives to support and restore health in such a way that medications may be discontinued in many cases once the health of the body has improved. The aim is to improve organ function as well as endocrine feedback and balance on a fundamental level, such that, cellular, metabolic, and functional improvements can be long lasting reducing the need for multiple pharmaceutical interventions. As the name Restorative Medicine implies, the principle is to actually restore fundamental balance and not simply suppress, palliate, or otherwise superficially treat symptoms. Many endocrine disorders and chronic diseases have a limited possibility to be overcome by conventional approaches. Restorative Medicine offers new scientific data that leads us not to conform or succumb but rather spearheading the rebirth of restorative health.
THE GOAL OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RESTORATIVE MEDICINE
AARM strives to provide its members with cutting edge research and clinical protocols supporting clinicians in their goal to be more effective in treating their patients and restoring health and vitality. AARM members may take advantage of several professional support services including guidance and consulting with professionals skilled in clinical restorative medicine, conference lectures, and various educational literature. Additionally, AARM offers professional certification in Restorative Medicine, and holds an annual conference that has grown rapidly in popularity amongst many physicians and practitioners. AARM publishes a peer-reviewed professional medical journal, The Journal of Restorative Medicine, which released its first issue in 2012.
The focus of AARM is to provide members with educational resources about endocrine system disorders, with an emphasis on therapeutic approaches for treating hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, adrenal dysfunction, dysglycemia as well as menopausal and female hormonal imbalances. AARM also advocates for restorative medicine alternatives to chronic diseases, including digestive, respiratory, nervous, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and autoimmune diseases.
THE ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE OF AARM
The AARM annual conference bring together allopathic, osteopathic, and naturopathic physicians, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners, and other allied health care professionals in a forum that provides information that can be immediately translated into their own clinical practice environments. The AARM conference provides unique educational opportunities for attendees presenting emerging research and up-to-date protocols that can empower physicians to more effectively treat their patients and build their practices through the use of herbal, nutritional, and bio-identical hormonal support. While restoring thyroid function and balancing endocrine health is a primary focus each year, the conference also hosts a wide variety of other speakers to address the most recent research on autism, mind-body medicine, environmental medicine, and other timely health-related issues.
THE JOURNAL OF RESTORATIVE MEDICINE
The Journal of Restorative Medicine features peer-reviewed articles for promoting practical clinical skills in endocrinology and reversing chronic disease. The primary focus of the journal is to feature articles for clinicians on effective integrative therapeutic protocols using nutritional supplements, botanical medicines, and bio-identical hormones. Published articles present original and exclusive medical articles on conditions that are amenable to restorative therapies. In keeping with the endocrine and chronic disease emphasis of AARM, most articles offer clinical guidance in the effective natural and restorative treatments for endocrine, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and immune system disorders. The majority of primary review editors are AARM members and include a cross-disciplinary mixture of allopathic and naturopathic physicians and a highly respected medical herbalist. Articles are then further reviewed by medical experts in fields specific to the article content.