Preventing disease and promoting wellness are at the heart of integrative medicine. At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, we treat the whole person and encourage our patients to be active partners in their own health and well-being.
Our integrative and holistic health services are designed to enhance the body's fundamental ability to heal. Services may include:
Complementary and alternative medicine provides supportive care that enhances your quality of life through health practices and therapies that may not be part of traditional medicine, but may offer additional healing effects.
Food can be medicine for our bodies if we make choices that optimize our health. Modifying your diet to strategically target specific issues can make a world of difference in your life.
People have been using botanical medicine effectively for thousands of years. In fact, many of our modern prescriptions originated with plants. Today, with so many choices and so many conflicting claims, it’s difficult to sift through all that information. Our providers are experienced in balancing the natural and scientific aspects of botanical medicine to help you achieve your health goals.
Relaxation techniques, such as breathing exercises, mindfulness, and guided imagery help manage pain perception and stress.
Acupuncture is a 5,000-year-old tradition based on the concept of helping the body optimize the flow of energy. Acupuncture can provide relief for a variety of conditions, including pain, fatigue, headache, musculoskeletal issues, neuropathy and much more. Our licensed acupuncturists can target a specific problem, as well as enhance your general health and overall well-being.
Therapeutic massage has many health benefits: It can help relieve pain, lessen anxiety and promote an overall sense of well-being. Massage is often done to address specific acute problems, such as sports injuries and back issues, as well as chronic conditions such as sciatica, fibromyalgia and more.
Massage can also be an excellent way to relax and release stress, and we recommend massage as part of an overall plan to improve your general well-being. Our licensed massage therapists are highly qualified and experienced practitioners.
Your path to optimal health is unique to you, and our specialists can help find the right combination of integrative health therapies to help you recover and feel your best.