Integrative Health is Healing-Oriented Care.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Integrative Health
Integrative Health focuses on health and healing. It honors what matters most to you and your reasons for wanting to be healthy. It includes everything about you–body, mind, spirit, lifestyle, and your connections with other people and your surroundings. It emphasizes healing relationships and uses both standard medical approaches and complementary ones.
Our Mission & Vision
Through the principles of integrative health and participatory medicine in our compassionate care, education, and research, our Integrative Health Program will support the individuals, communities, and healthcare system we serve on the path to their greatest wellbeing.
It is our vision to be a trusted academic and clinical resource for compassionate, innovative, and evidence-based services to achieve whole-person and whole-community health for all.
- Imparting Knowledge: We advance collective understanding of healing through research, education, and interpersonal dialogue.
- Cultivating Wisdom: We use nature as a guide and acknowledge the wisdom traditions, as well as the methods and results of science, as important influences on healing.
- Taking Action: We facilitate well-being and reduce suffering in all aspects of healthcare delivery for others and ourselves, from person to planet. (See the RELIEVE mnemonic below for a description of this process.)