Integrative Health

Caring for Your Mind, Body & Spirit

Integrative medicine is a science-based, patient-centered and holistic approach to health and wellness. It looks at all aspects of the patient to determine the best treatment option.

These therapies are for patients who are motivated to make meaningful lifestyle changes to better their health. Our holistic techniques help reverse chronic conditions, treat acute diseases and prevent complications from treatments or conditions, including cancer

 

Integrative Health Therapies 

During your visit, you’ll partner with board-certified integrative holistic medicine providers. We’ll review your medical history, current lifestyle and supplements to create a treatment plan that meets your health goals.

Available services include:

Acupressure: We’ll apply physical pressure to specific points on the body to provide relief from stress-related ailments.

AcupunctureAcupuncture is a safe and effective treatment. It involves inserting thin needles into very specific points along pathways on the body. The therapy resets cell signaling, calms the nervous system and relaxes the body.

Aromatherapy: The aroma of essential oils can improve emotional and physical well-being. You will receive an oil based on your needs. We have oils for patients looking to curb their nausea or headaches, feel more energized, relax and more.

Deep breathing exercises: Deep breathing exercises are techniques to bring your body into deep relaxation. Studies have shown deep, mindful breathing will help lower stress hormones and has other health benefits.

Guided imagery and meditationOur guided imagery and meditation providers will help bring your mind to a place of deep quiet and stillness to release worries and anxiety.

Healing arts: Our art program is designed to help you find relief from stress, distraction from fear and an avenue of expression through various forms of art.

Healing Touch/Reiki: Healing Touch and Reiki therapies activate your natural energy to improve physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and healing. These therapies use hands-on, light or off-body touch to help clear energy blockages and balance the energetic flow of body, mind and spirit.

Journaling for healingYou’ll use journaling techniques, prompts and exercises to strengthen your resilience.

MassageThis therapy uses physical manipulation to help relieve the body of stress and tension.

Mindfulness: Learn how awareness of the present moment can help increase your sense of well-being.

Music therapyMusic therapy uses music to promote mental, physical or emotional health.

Osteopathic manipulative medicine: Hands-on osteopathic manipulative therapy reduces pain, swelling and illness. It can also improve your general wellness. This therapy uses physical manipulation of the muscles and joints to diagnose, treat or prevent illnesses and injuries.

YogaYoga is the practice of uniting your breath and movement. It helps alleviate physical and mental tension.

Learn more about integrative medicine.

Talk to a member of your care team if you are interested in trying these therapies. You can also explore Sanford Health’s integrative health providers and locations near you.

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