Archive for June, 2014

Medical Facilities Embrace The Whole Person

Integrative therapy offers a way to address the whole person, not just the underlying illness.  Integrative medicine can address pain relief, diet, stress reduction, lifestyle, in addition to physical symptoms, because it encompasses psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of health and illness.  While some dispute its efficacy, health-promoting behaviors are widely recognized as an important part of the process of treatment.  However, there is a wide body of research that shows how effective integrative therapy can be. Here are a couple of examples of institutes who are doing research on integrative therapy.

University of California, San Francisco
Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Duke University
Duke Integrative Medicine

Here is an additional list of top medical schools (for internal medicine) as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, with integrative medicine facilities and services:

Harvard Medical School
Osher Center in conjunction with Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Stanford Medicine
Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine: Clinical Services for Mind and Body

Johns Hopkins University
Integrative Medicine and Digestive Center

University of Pennsylvania (Perelman)
Abramson Cancer Center, Integrative Medicine and Wellness

Yale School of Medicine
The Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital &Yale Stress Center

 To see the full list of medical schools who offer integrative therapy click here.