Integrative medicine is a term that emphasizes the integration of conventional and alternative approaches to medicine. There are many definitions of "integrative" medicine, but all involve bringing conventional and complementary approaches together in a coordinated way.
The use of integrative approaches to health care has grown across the United States. Medical Schools such as Stanford, Harvard and UCLA offer spirituality and complementary classes in their curriculum's.
At Unity Hospice, we feel it is essential to care for a person's whole well-being and comfort. Our integrative medicine and holistic approach combines conventional medicine and complementary practice that bring relief and serenity to our patients.
Our team of expert clinicians and specially-trained volunteers blends the best of all treatment and modalities in a soothing, caring environment. They focus on balancing overall wellness – body, mind and spirit – and improving quality of life.
Comfort for patients and families may include:
- Decreased pain
- Reduced nausea and other side effects from chemotherapy, radiation and other treatments
- Eased fear, anxiety, depression and other emotional stress
- Decreased constipation
- Eased breathing
- Peace of mind for caregivers and other loved ones