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Integrative health

Integrative therapies treat the whole person: body, mind and spirit. They combine medical care with therapies from other healing traditions.

Integrative therapies may include:

  • relaxation techniques
  • music
  • visualization or guided imagery
  • acupuncture
  • massage
  • aromatherapy

Integrative therapies can:

  • help manage pain, nausea or anxiety
  • help promote relaxation and well-being
  • support healing and recovery from an illness or surgery

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Understanding Your Colon or Rectal Surgery, can-ah-95399
First Published: 01/24/2013
Last Reviewed: 08/15/2017