Mayo Clinic Guide to Integrative Medicine

Conventional Remedies Meet Alternative Therapies to Transform Health

By Brent A. Bauer, M.D

  • 1 in 3 adults in the United States uses some form of integrative medicine, and about 1 in 9 children has used integrative therapies.
  • Chronic stress is a growing issue that has led to the growth, interest and use of integrative therapies.
  • This book addresses the top integrative therapies used today.

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Once believed to be an alternative approach to patient care, integrative medicine has been shown by recent studies to be a valid option for improving chronic pain, fatigue, depression and anxiety, as well as overall wellness. In fact, 1 in 3 American adults uses integrative medicine. Whether utilized on its own or in combination with a conventional treatment plan, integrative medicine can be a natural, noninvasive way for patients to take charge of their health and well-being.

In Mayo Clinic Guide to Integrative Medicine, experts from Mayo Clinic break down dozens of the most common integrative therapies used today. From meditation and various spiritual practices to spa treatments and medicinal herbs, readers can learn the ins and outs of popular integrative therapies and decide if integrative medicine is right for them.

Written with the everyday consumer in mind, Mayo Clinic Guide to Integrative Medicine is a digestible, easy-to-use guide for understanding and implementing holistic health practices in the daily routine.

2017 • 221 pages • Mayo Clinic Press

Brent A. Bauer, M.D.​Brent A. Bauer, M.D.

Dr. Bauer, medical editor of The Integrative Guide to Good Health, is board certified in internal medicine. He is the founder of the Mayo Clinic Integrative Medicine and Health Program and a consultant in the Department of Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic.

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