About Integrative Medicine
How you feel emotionally is just as important as how you feel physically. When faced with health challenges, undergoing treatment, or caring for a sick loved one, we can often feel overwhelmed and stressed. Integrative medicine is an approach that puts the individual at the center of care and addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, social, and environmental influences that affect health.
Integrative medicine utilizes holistic interventions from an array of scientific disciplines to promote healing, coping, and relaxation. Customized services include massage, Reiki therapy, reflexology, acupuncture/acupressure, yoga, tai chi, qigong, meditation, nutrition counseling, and herbal and supplement counseling — all designed to complement standard care.
Integrative medicine services don’t replace conventional medical treatment, but rather enhance medical treatment, help minimize side effects, relieve pain, and enhance immune function. Even if you’re not receiving medical treatment, integrative medicine therapies can help you relax, destress, and clear your mind.
Norwalk Hospital offers an Integrative Medicine Program for hospitalized patients as well as for individuals on an outpatient basis. Our progressive program offers personalized therapies and expert consultations that are performed by licensed and certified practitioners. We offer a variety of integrative medicine services that are appropriate for all ages and health conditions.