IU School of Medicine faculty work to understand the mechanisms of integrative therapies and implement integrative medicine into health care.

Integrative Medicine

Integrative medicine is a type of medical care that combines standard medical treatment with evidence based non-pharmacy therapies that have been shown to be safe and to work. These therapies treat the mind, body, and spirit. It's often referred to as "Whole Person Health."

There is increased evidence that supports integrative medicine and effective ways to combine these therapies with traditional medicine to both prevent and manage disease. Faculty from Indiana University School of Medicine, in collaboration with other IU schools and community partners, advance the scientific exploration of integrative therapies through research, education, and implementation into clinical care.

About the Indiana Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health

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Research

Integrative medicine research at Indiana University is widespread across the School of Medicine, other schools, departments and research centers.

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Education

Indiana University offers unique training in several integrative medicine fields and professions.

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Clinical Care

Integrative medicine is woven in to patient care, led by IU School of Medicine faculty at our clinical partners. 

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IU School of Medicine accepted as a member of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health

The Academic Consortium advances the principles and practices of integrative healthcare within academic institutions. The Consortium provides its institutional membership with a community of support for its academic missions and a collective voice for influencing change. 

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IU health sciences faculty and students have participated in Consortium sponsored professional meetings since 2012. 

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Integrative Medicine News and Events

View recent meetings and presentations

Mar 21 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Indiana Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health (IN-CIMH) Monthly Meeting

https://iu.zoom.us/j/81153932163

Apr 18 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Indiana Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health (IN-CIMH) Monthly Meeting

https://iu.zoom.us/j/81153932163

May 16 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Indiana Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health (IN-CIMH) Monthly Meeting

https://iu.zoom.us/j/81153932163

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Student Life

What does BREATHING have to do with MEDICINE?

We don't need to remember to breathe. But what happens in your brain and body when you focus on your breath?

Tamara S. Hannon, MD  |  Apr 19, 2023