University of Vermont

Program in Integrative Health

What's New?

The University of Vermont established the Program in Integrative Health (PIH) more than a decade ago. UVM is preparing to launch a comprehensive Institute for Health and Healing, allowing UVM and its partners to realize the full potential of integrative health for those in the state of Vermont and well beyond.

What is Integrative Health?

Integrative health is a comprehensive approach to health and wellbeing that begins with the patient’s health goals and treatment preferences and addresses physical symptoms and their inter-related emotional and spiritual aspects. Integrative Health incorporates a public health perspective, recognizing the impact environment, nutrition and other aspects of lifestyle have on wellbeing. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both Western, and Eastern.

Last modified August 17 2015 12:30 PM