What is Integrative Medicine?
Integrative medicine is care centered on you and your total health. Illness and pain affect every area of your life — physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental. Integrative medicine at Vanderbilt University’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine addresses them all.
We complement your traditional medical care with a proven approach that emphasizes:
Your body’s natural ability to heal
Partnership between you and your health care team
The importance of addressing the body, mind and spirit to live well
Natural treatments that are less invasive
Treatments based on science
Therapies Backed by Science
Integrative medicine, sometimes called non-traditional or alternative medicine, doesn’t replace traditional medical care from your physicians. It complements that care with additional therapies that are backed by scientific evidence to improve health and promote healing.
Integrative medicine therapies can include:
Integrative health consultation with a physician or nurse practitioner
Integrative health consultation with a health pscyhologist
Mindfullness-based stress reduction
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Healing the Whole Person
Treating chronic illness or pain often means addressing your whole health. Debi Brownell, an Osher Center patient, overcame her chronic back pain through a whole-health program including yoga and nutrition coaching. Read more about Debi’s recovery.
Our Wheel of Health
Our Wheel of Health illustrates our integrative approach to healing and wellness. Our practitioners are committed to understanding your unique circumstances.