Center for Integrative Health

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Center for Integrative Health

The Center for Integrative Health, a part of the UMMC Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, offers patients three sources of care that complement traditional medical care, with the goal of treating the whole person in mind, body and spirit.

The CIH seeks to work with the individual to maximize the body’s ability to heal and achieve a sense of balance through nutrition, physical activity/movement, stress management, spiritual enhancement, social support and resiliency, as well as conventional therapies.

A typical center patient has a chronic condition – for example, diabetes, hypertension, depression, obesity or an organ transplant - that’s managed by a primary caregiver or specialist. The center uses a team of expert health professionals provide a thorough, comprehensive approach to address the existing needs of the patient as well as promote wellness with healthy lifestyle habits. All factors are recognized and considered in addressing these needs - physical body, emotional well-being, spirituality, and social/environmental elements.

The center takes referrals from both UMMC and non-UMMC providers, and patients also can refer themselves.