Integrative medicine focuses on the whole person – including body, mind and spirit – and at therapies that may enhance a patient’s overall sense of well-being and quality of life.
At Central Maine Medical Center, we recognize the medically proven benefits of therapies such as acupuncture, massage, and yoga. We believe that some of our patients can benefit by integrating these practices into their healing process, along with conventional medical treatments. These options are available to patients, to help them find and create treatment plans that feel right for them.
Health care extends beyond what many would call “standard” or “Western” medical practices. Through the years, research has shown repeatedly that some people benefit by adding healing modalities to their medical treatment plans. Modalities such as bodywork, including massage, Reiki and yoga. Treatments to reduce pain, such as the ancient art of acupuncture. Attention to nutrition; the addition of foods, or herbal or vitamin supplements to increase overall health. All may help an individual dealing with health issues.
CMMC’s Integrative Medicine department recognizes that some of our patients seek a whole spectrum of treatment and healing options. We have many services to offer, as adjuncts to the care plan you may have in place with your healthcare practitioners.