How Integrative Medicine Empowers Patients To Take Charge Of Their Health

Integrative medicine, an approach to treating patients that aims to address the “whole person,” is a burgeoning field in health care — and for good reason.

Integrative therapies have been found to relieve pain and anxiety in cancer patients, to reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans, and to hold promise in preventing and treating heart disease.

Now, some promising new research suggests that an integrative medicine approach may be effective in treating chronic pain, stress and depression — and in helping people feel empowered to take charge of their health.

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