Mayo Clinic offers the following integrative medicine therapies. Not all services are available at each Mayo Clinic campus.
During a physician consultation, you talk with a doctor trained in integrative medicine. He or she assesses your needs and helps you develop a treatment plan. Bring to this appointment a list of supplements and medications that you take, including doses. Your doctor may recommend:
- Dietary supplements and botanicals
- Mind-body connection, such as meditation, yoga, tai chi or spiritual practices
- Stress management
- Exercise and activity
- Animal-assisted therapy (Caring Canines volunteer program)
- Other alternative medicine approaches
Yoga is one of several approaches that enhance the mind-body connection.
A doctor and other health care providers who specialize in integrative medicine techniques help you learn to manage general life stress or situational stress. Learn about stress management.
Resilience education and training help you develop positive strategies to manage stress and develop a resilient disposition. Learn about resilience training.
Massage therapy for patients
Massage therapy can be used at the same time as medical care to help you feel better.
A certified massage therapist works with you and uses techniques based on the therapist's ongoing assessment and your goals. Massage therapy can be used at the same time as medical care to help you feel better. Learn about massage therapy.
Acupuncture is one of the world's oldest recognized medical therapies. It is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine and embraced by many people, including medical professionals, as a safe and effective treatment for a variety of conditions.
You are treated by a doctor trained in acupuncture or a licensed acupuncturist supervised by a doctor. Techniques include acupuncture with manual and electrical stimulation, acupressure and cupping. Learn about acupuncture.
Meditation can help promote physical, mental and spiritual wellness.
You learn how meditation can relax and rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit. It helps many people refocus and gain happiness and inner peace. Learn about meditation.