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's Osher Center for Integrative Medicine addresses them all.
We complement your traditional medical care with a proven approach that emphasizes:
Integrative medicine, sometimes called non-traditional or alternative medicine, doesnt replace traditional medical care. It complements that care with additional therapies that are backed by scientific evidence to improve health and promote healing.
Integrative medicine therapies can include:
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 illustrates our integrative approach to healing and wellness. Our practitioners are committed to understanding your unique circumstances. We help you choose treatments, practices and skills to heal and live well.