Integrative health: Removing barriers to healing

UW Health's integrative health team is focused on the whole individual - body, mind and spirit. You have access to a number of healthcare professionals including doctors, nurses, health psychologists, acupuncturists and massage therapists who work in concert to bring out the best possible you.

Programs and services

Committed to your healing and wellness

Below is a list of programs and services that are offered through integrative health. Please note that not all services are available at all locations.

Our doctors meet with people who:

  • Are seeking recommendations for disease prevention, living a longer life, wellness or life-enhancement

  • Have a chronic or complex medical condition such as cancer, heart disease and autoimmune disease and those living with chronic pain or fatigue

After your meeting, you receive a personalized wellness plan and suggestions for follow-up.

Mindfulness is the art of living in the moment, paying attention and listening to your heart. It can lead to decreased stress and a greater sense of peace. We offer retreats and classes on mindfulness for adults and young people.

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The Center for Wellness offers programs and services to help you achieve your highest level of well-being and quality of life.

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The fitness center is open to the public and offers a wide range of land-based and aquatic exercise and physical activity programs.

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Acupuncture is a part of traditional Chinese medicine. It involves gently inserting thin, sterile needles at specific points in the body. This stimulates the body’s natural healing processes.

Healing touch is a therapy that promotes calmness and improved well-being. The practitioner lightly touches your fully clothed body or moves their hands over your body without touching you. Most people report feeling relaxed after a session.

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Massage therapy and bodywork may reduce stress and lessen muscle tension. It may also improve circulation and improve chronic pain.

Our health psychologists are experts on the mind/body connection. They use traditional methods to enhance health and healing. They also use biofeedback, hypnosis, meditation and other techniques.

Conventional and complementary therapies can be a powerful combination when you’re fighting cancer. Our Integrative Health Program for people with cancer uses both. We focus on your needs, values and overall well-being in addition to fighting your disease.

Locations

A place of healing

    Meet our team

    Whole-person care from a team of specialists

    Our team includes doctors who specialize in integrative health and family medicine.

    Joining them are health psychologists, acupuncturists and massage therapists. Practitioners who specialize in mindfulness and Healing Touch are also on the team. They work with you and your other providers to help you receive the highest quality care.

    Integrative Health doctors
    Acupuncture, massage therapy and bodywork
    Mindfulness practitioners

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