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Ancient Healing Systems + Modern Medicine =
An Integrative Approach to Health Care 

The Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine describes integrative medicine as “healing-oriented medicine” that considers the whole person within the context of a collaborative therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient. It is informed by scientific evidence, uses all appropriate integrative therapies, and is guided by the defining principles outlined in the graphic below.


Benefits of an Integrative Approach

Based on a 2020 systematic review, the number one reason people use integrative medicine worldwide is because of the expected benefits, and the second reason is that they are dissatisfied with conventional medicine. Based on a 2018 review, the scientifically validated benefits of integrative medicine are many and varied, including:

  • Enhanced treatment outcomes

  • Improved emotional and mental well-being

  • Increased client satisfaction

Acupuncture Research

Acupuncture, a key integrative treatment modality, has been backed by a significant amount of scientific research. According to a 2019 review, clinical evidence suggests that acupuncture may help treat 96 different health problems including cancer-related symptoms, a variety of different types of pain, and mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.

For a deeper look at current acupuncture research, visit

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Copyright Notice: The information provided above is not all original content of Sun Valley Mobile Acupuncture. The graphic and some of the written content was copied and shared from Fullscript.

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