Integrative medicine is a healing-oriented approach that combines modern conventional medicine and holistic practices, all aimed at improving overall health and wellness. It’s evidence-based (which means it relies on science) and focuses on nutrition, exercise, sleep and stress management. Some integrative therapies include acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, aromatherapy, guided imagery and vitamin/herbal supplementation.
Integrative medicine practitioners are trained in the risks, benefits and evidence behind the therapies they use. The practitioners at Aurora – including doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants – have advanced training through the University of Arizona in integrative and holistic-based care, and work as a team to offer holistic and conventional medicine. You’ll have a personal physician (or an integrative nurse practitioner or physician assistant) who’ll coordinate your care and work with you to achieve an optimal state of well-being. You can also make appointments with a massage therapist, acupuncturist, chiropractor or nutritional health coach.