Integrative Cardiology Institute

Integrative Cardiology Institute


Integrative Cardiovascular Health Training Certificate

Cardiac Mental Spiritual Axis Training Certificate

"Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people of most ethnicities in the United States, including African Americans, Hispanics, and whites. For American Indians or Alaska Natives and Asians or Pacific Islanders, heart disease is second only to cancer."--CDC, 2017

Regain the Balance with Expert Who Knows Heart.
Mental-Cardiac Balance and Connection

Regain the Balance

"Mental health is an important part of overall health and well-being. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood." -CDC


  • Insightful integrative training in cardiovascular systems that is different from the conventional cardiology. 
  • Conveniently accessible with computer or cell phone.
  • Direct tutorial with Dr. Ma.
  • Two levels of certificates: Certificate and Advanced Certificate, each composed of 12 live online sessions.
  • Flexibly scheduled twelve online sessions that is completed in minimum 4 to 6 weeks.
  • Top notch integration of  science, medicine, surgery, psychiatry and alternative medicine, with the one of a kind practitioner that owns broad teaching experience at top tier universities.
  • Understanding instead of memorizing. Confidence in alternative medicine practice that is focused on heart and cardiovascular health.
  • Open book Certificate examination just like daily practice. 
  • Tailored to learner’s backgrounds.
  • One month free mentorship after the course to help students fully absorb the knowledge in their daily practice.
  • After all, work with cardiologists that the patients must see.


This training course is for licensed practitioners who want to improve their skills in cardiovascular health. This training course is not related to federal, state or provincial licensing requirements or board certification.


  • Cardiac-Mental axis and nourishment.
  • Psycho-neuro-endocrino-immuno paradigm.
  • Low dose therapy in low grade chronic inflammation.
  • Stress, emotion and meditation.
  • Metabolic cardiology.
  • Conventional Cardiology Practice.
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology considerations in the integration.
  • Cardiology in Chinese Medicine.
  • Western herbs and medicinal mushrooms in Cardiology.
  • Lifestyle Medicine.
  • Cardiac rehabilitation with alternative medicine.
  • Homeopathy in cardiology.
  • Diet, nutrition and nutriceuticals.


  • 300.00 USD each session, including tutorial materials.
  • Tuition of full program including 12 sessions must be paid in full. Special considerations will be given in rare circumstances.
  • Failed certificate examination will result in minimum one session of weakness focused training.
  • Group pricing available.

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You will master the skills that stand you out of your colleagues and bring tremendous help to your patients.

The Journal of Integrative Cardiology has a description of what Integrative Cardiology (IC) is about:

“Integrative medicine is a combination of conventional medicine and other healing modalities not commonly taught in Western medical schools. In addition to incorporating all of the incredible advances of medication and technology, integrative medicine emphasizes nutrition, life-style, and attention to mind-body influences. Integrated Cardiology (IC) represents a new approach in therapeutic strategy of cardiovascular disease.”

Dr. Ma founded the Integrative Cardiology Institute that is based on his cardiology experience at York Regional Hospital and Toronto East General Hospital. He realize that in our medical system, there are huge gaps between cardiologists, family doctors, scientists and integrative physicians. In order to prevent the onset and aggravation of cardiovascular conditions, an integrative physician that owns the trainings in both complementary medicine and allopathic medicine should take the responsibility of putting together the knowledge for the sake of better helping the patients. Therefore, he takes the task as the medical director and scientific director of Integrative Cardiology Institute. 

Heart Protection and Recovery

For alternative medicine practitioners, cardiovascular health becomes easier to work with.

For cardiologists, knowing alternative medicine helps you understand your patients from the holistic perspective and get you work even better on them.

“IC focus attention on non conventional therapies, like nutrition, low dose therapy, herbal medicine, metabolic cardiology, acupuncture, Psycho-Neuro-Endocrine-Immunology (PNEI), immunomodulation through the intervention on microbioma, complementary therapy of low grade chronic inflammation. IC emphasizes the mind-body connection, and the evidence that depression, anxiety, and stress are not only risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease, but lead to adverse outcomes, including cardiac death and disease progression. Techniques that deals with depression, anxiety, and stress using stress management programs, relaxation therapy, and physical activity, are therapies that can be as effective or more as drugs in many patients.”

“Since the second half of the 80s the development of the Psycho-Neuro-Endocrine-Immunology concepts result in a change of perspective, from a separatist point of view to an unifying one, relating to the interpretation of the biological functions of the body. A key point is the recognition of the importance of continuous cross-talk between cells, organs and systems in both physiological and pathological conditions based on the fine regulation of the levels of a large number of messenger molecules.”

“Interpreting the pathological phenomenon as an imbalance in intercellular signaling, the administration of low physiological doses of messenger molecules (which act as homeostatic modulating agents) can be considered an intriguing and innovative approach in order to restore the correct intracellular signaling and consequently to restore healthy conditions; these concepts are the milestones of Low Dose Medicine. Five years of scientific research in the field of Low Dose Medicine demonstrated the validity of the conceptual approach and efficacy and safety of the therapeutic intervention based on the oral administration of low doses of activated messenger molecules.”

“Exercise, botanicals, metabolic cardiology, acupuncture, spirituality, mind-body approaches, and energy medicine are topics at the center of an integrative approach. Nutrition focuses on the primacy of food as medicine for maintaining heart health. IC considers the potential of nutrition equivalent to that of drug therapy. Exercise helps in maintaining heart health, and will be incorporated into a successful heart health program. The herbal medicine has a pivotal role in prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease; should be useful in lowering blood pressure, improving lipid profiles, and reducing symptoms of congestive failure.”

“Many medical conditions, hypertension, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, and cardiac surgery can benefit of this holistic approach. As prevention is the cornerstone of integrative medicine we highlights powerful opportunities afforded by nutritional approaches, lifestyle changes, and supplements, combined with conservative use of medication. The importance of evaluation for inherited risk factors that go beyond traditional cholesterol tests is a corner stone of IC.”