About Integrative Therapies
Integrative therapies are non-pharmaceutical interventions that promote health and wellbeing.
Integrative therapies are person-centered and will often vary to meet individual needs – mind, body, and spirit. While many integrative therapies are provided by skilled practitioners, individuals should also take an active role in educating themselves about safety and use so therapies can be practiced independently and incorporated into daily living.
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) identify three primary classification of therapies:
Integrative therapies can be incorporated into health practices as stand-alone interventions as well as in combination with allopathic medical interventions. It is important to communicate with your care providers to let them know what integrative therapies you practice. Just as one might ask about a medical provider's experience and credentials, it is appropriate and encouraged for you to ask this of your integrative health providers as well.
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