Mapping the Field of Integrative Medicine

Sponsored by The Bravewell Collaborative, Integrative Medicine in America: How Integrative Medicine Is Being Practiced in Clinical Centers Across the United States provides current data on the patient populations and health conditions most commonly treated with integrative strategies.

In a survey of 29 U.S. integrative medicine centers, including UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, 75 percent reported success using integrative practices to treat chronic pain and more than half reported positive results for gastrointestinal conditions, depression and anxiety, cancer and chronic stress.

“With chronic health issues costing the U.S. economy more than $1 trillion a year, it’s essential to find the most effective ways to treat and prevent the most prevalent conditions,” said Donald Abrams, MD, co-author of the report and Integrative Oncologist at the Osher Center. “This report demonstrates how an integrative approach is being used to improve patient outcomes.”

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