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About CuraCore


Imagine that, instead of writing a prescription, your healthcare provider instead discussed ways to prevent and treat your ailments with acupuncture, botanical remedies, laser therapy, diet, and more. What if you received a massage post-operatively instead of a morphine drip? The time has come to change medicine, and to change it for the better. To elevate standards of care beyond reflexive recommendations for addictive medications and other pharmacologic “band-aids” to mop up the damage from an unhealthy lifestyle.

At CuraCore, we intend to make a difference in patients’ lives by improving and expanding treatment providers’ skills to reach beyond the prescription pad and pharmacy shelves.



Pain patients are searching for treatments that are effective. Unfortunately, many doctors have been brainwashed into thinking opioids are the solution.



While pain patients are at risk of opioid prescription addiction, physicians are affected by another epidemic that is hitting as many as one out of three physicians.



Burned out doctors and addicted patients should give us reason enough to believe it is time to challenge the health care status quo and change the culture of medicine.



CuraCore is dedicated to educating healthcare providers in scientific integrative medicine in order to maximize quality of life and elevate standards of care. Our approach gives patients the best of both worlds — effective and safe medical care based on scientific principles and research-derived evidence. Scientific integrative medicine also holds the key to countering the opioid crisis by offering non-pharmacologic options that can often replace or reduce the need for medications and surgery.
Non-drug and non-surgical treatment options also lower healthcare costs and improve patient satisfaction and well-being. We advocate turning on its head the old model of drugs and surgery first for many pain problems and functional disorders.   Optimizing patients’ ability to heal naturally, gently, and with few to no side effects should be part and parcel of every doctor’s medical education. This then extends to, “Physician, heal thyself!”

Our Mission

To humanize medicine in order to improve patient outcomes, reduce healthcare costs, and restore joy to the profession of caring for others.

To teach healthcare providers how, when, and why to include integrative medical options as first-line approaches alongside or instead of medications and surgery.

To encourage critical thinking, a scientific rationale, and a basis of evidence across the conventional - integrative healthcare continuum.

History of CuraCore

The CuraCore Integrative Medicine & Education Centers in the US and Canada began to take shape in the 1990’s as its President and CEO, Dr. Narda Robinson, opened her practice in osteopathic medicine and then added veterinary medicine to her career. Over the next two decades, Dr. Robinson treated both human and veterinary patients with integrative medicine while also teaching and researching its principles and practice at Colorado State University. In so doing, she developed a new way of teaching and practicing integrative healthcare that transcended the myths and beliefs of what was formerly known as “holistic care”. Instead of relying on invisible energies and mystical mechanisms through which to study and investigate the value of “alternative” treatments, she designed methods and developed courses based on solid scientific foundations and information extracted from research. CuraCore’s educational platform differs dramatically from most other programs in integrative medicine by standing firmly on science while at the same time emphasizing the need for patients and healthcare providers to explore more options that lead to better outcomes than merely the drugs and surgery alone.



There are many benefits botanical medicine has to offer. This course will teach you how to use botanical therapies using modern medicine.




Discover the medical benefits of photomedicine to reduce healing time. Courses are open and ongoing.


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