Healing the whole person
The hospital's integrative medicine program combines the best therapies from conventional medicine with our integrative medicine approach, to form a comprehensive system of biomedical care.
From a patient's very first visit with us, we attempt to uncover the underlying story of the patient's journey from wellness to disease. We listen. Based on our findings, we tailor a plan for each individual patient based on their lifestyle, their needs and their preferences. We consider the patient an integral part of the treatment team, and encourage patients to take control of their medical care.
Integrative medicine is the use of therapies generally not considered to be part of conventional medical care. As defined by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at the National Institute of Health (NIH), integrative medicine can incorporate:
Integrative Medicine at The University of Kansas Hospital focuses on biomedical based therapies. We combine the best therapies from conventional medicine with our integrative approach. Integrative medicine practiced in this manner is a comprehensive system of medical care. Comprehensive one-on-one patient-doctor visits attempt to elicit the underlying story of patients journey from wellness to disease. We listen. Based on the picture that emerges, testing is recommended. Testing may include:
Tailored plans are developed for individual patients based on these findings. Services offered for the individualized plan could include:
Alternative medicine services such as those offered in integrative medicine are not covered under most traditional health insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare. Because our program does not accept health insurance, payment is due at the time of service.
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