What is integrative medicine?
As defined by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), integrative medicine brings together mainstream medical approaches with complementary approaches not considered part of conventional medical care. Integrative medicine can incorporate:
- Biomedical practices such as vitamins, minerals or other natural products
- Mind-body therapies such as yoga or acupuncture
- Manipulative and body-based practices such as chiropractic manipulation or massage therapy
- Movement therapies and exercise, such as pilates or high-intensity interval training
At KU Integrative Medicine, our focus is on nutrition and biomedical therapies.