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Integrative Health Patient Resources

Integrative Health is healing-oriented medicine that honors the whole person (body, mind, spirit, and interconnection), including all aspects of lifestyle.

 

For patients interested in a holistic approach to their health care, the UW Health Integrative Health program provides handouts and teaching modules for patients and their physicians.

 

Integrative Health Teaching Modules

 

The following modules from the UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health website contain a handout for patients, and a podcast and 'Pearl of Wisdom' for physicians.

Integrative Health Patient Handouts

 

The UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health website provides several patient handouts from the Integrative Health program on a variety of topics including:

  • The Anti-Inflammatory Diet
  • Breathing Exercise
  • Cancer: Websites for Information on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
  • Detoxification Program
  • Elimination Diet
  • Glycemic Index & Glycemic Load
  • Headaches
  • Healing Through Forgiveness
  • Improving the Sleep/Wake Cycle
  • Loving-Kindness Meditation
  • Omega-3 Fats
  • Probiotics
  • Self-Hypnosis
  • Using Journaling to Aid Health
  • Vegan Diets for Infants, Children and Adolescents

Incorporating Integrative Health Into Your Lifestyle

 

Similar to prescription medication, dietary and herbal supplements can have side effects and interact with with other prescription and over-the-counter medicines. It is important to consult with your primary care physician prior to taking any supplements or making any sigificant lifestyle changes.