A visionary physician in functional and integrative medicine, for Dr. Frank Lipman, health is more than just the absence of disease: it is a total state of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social wellbeing. After his initial medical training in his native South Africa, Dr. Lipman spent time working at clinics in the bush. He became familiar with the local traditional healers, called sangomas, which kindled his interest in non-Western healing modalities. Landing in the Bronx in 1984, Dr. Lipman went to work at a local hospital. He became fascinated by the hospital’s addiction clinic, which used acupuncture and Chinese medicine to treat patients. Seeing positive results, an awareness of the benefits of non-Western medicine was cemented. And so began his journey of discovery to search for the path to meaningful long-term health. In his practice he integrates nutrition, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, functional medicine, biofeedback, meditation, and yoga. He’s currently writing his sixth book.