Expertise and rankings

Expertise and experience

Mayo Clinic's integrative medicine specialists have experience and expertise in complementary and integrative therapies, such as meditation. Integrative medicine specialists include professors of science who provide a high quality of scientific expertise. Some doctors involved in the program have focused on the unique needs of women and tailored the meditation and mind-body programs accordingly.

Integrative medicine blends conventional medicine with complementary medicine. Integrative medicine specialists at Mayo Clinic recognize that complementary therapies can help promote physical, mental and spiritual wellness.


Researchers in the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program conduct studies in how to improve meditation and other complementary and integrative therapies. Researchers also evaluate the safety and effectiveness of many complementary and integrative treatments.

Aug. 03, 2017
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