Integrative medicine is an approach to care that puts the patient at the center and addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect a person’s health.
Integrative Medicine (IM) is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapies.
At the Healthcare Medicine Institute, we have received the most acupuncture information requests about the following research publications in the last several months.
Yoga can do more than just cure your back pain, it can also cure your depression. A new study has found that those with depression reduced their symptoms through the workout.
You don’t need to be a musician to appreciate the significant impact music can have on our lives. Music can elicit strong memories, calm us, or energize a crowd. Many of us can name certain songs that bring up strong feelings or memories.
The ability of yoga to help dial back both physical and mental problems is reason enough to try it.
Complementary, Alternative or Integrative Medicine: What’s in a name? / National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
We’ve all seen the words “complementary,” “alternative,” and “integrative,” but what do they really mean?
According the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States.
You will receive a professionally guided and personally oriented set of recommendations that combines therapies including acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage, counseling and nutrition to provide you with an integrated treatment plan.
Harvard Medical School Endorses Qigong and Tai Chi
The American Journal of Public Health has recently published a survey article out of Harvard that shows that homeopathic medicine, while still only used by a small fraction of the U.S. population, has jumped 15% in use.
This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance, and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life.
Anyone who has ever put pen to paper, crayon to coloring book, or hand to wet clay knows the healing powers embedded in such creative endeavors. More than just a pastime, art can be an escape, a stimulus, a war cry or a tranquil reprieve.
They may prefer to stick to their screens, but here’s why getting outdoors matters
The creative process of drawing, painting, using clay, collage or the many other mediums available, helps the person to use the images to express and communicate matters that are known, unknown or not able to be spoken about.
Guided imagery and visualization are techniques used to help you imagine yourself being n a particular state.
Guided imagery is a gentle but powerful technique that focuses and directs the imagination.
Nutritional medicine is a holistic approach to the interactions of both nutrition and environment on human health.
Recently published articles from The Arts in Psychotherapy.
At the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, healing is more than medicine. The Healing Arts program exists to create environments that support and comfort people through the diverse art opportunities and experiences.
Michelle Bennett, M17, knows that healing a child is not as easy as writing a prescription. In a recent session at Tufts University School of Medicine, she and her peers discussed the barriers faced by a single mother with a third-grade education and a child with asthma.
My mom began meditating decades ago, long before the mind-calming practice had entered the wider public consciousness.
In a laboratory tucked away off a noisy New York City street, a soft-spoken neuroscientist has been placing Tibetan Buddhist monks into a car-sized brain scanner to better understand the ancient practice of meditation.
Traditional herbal medicines are naturally occurring, plant-derived substances with minimal or no industrial processing that have been used to treat illness within local or regional healing practices.