Integrative Medicine combines conventional medicine with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), including mind-body-spirit approaches to health and healing, so that patients receive a more comprehensive and holistic approach to their health care.
The mission of the Program on Integrative Medicine (PIM) is to enhance the public’s health and to improve effectiveness and safety of health care through the appropriate integration of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) with mainstream health-care. Areas of emphasis include research, education, clinical practice, and community collaboration. PIM serves UNC faculty, staff, students, and health professionals and the public throughout the State.
Integrative Health Care brings together complementary, alternative, and mainstream medical research, knowledge, and practice to provide the safest, most effective options for patients and consumers. Your gift will help us to achieve our mission of raising the standard of integrative medicine education, research, and clinical care throughout North Carolina.
CAM Research Fellowship Program
The overall goal of this program is to recruit talented postdoctoral health professionals and allied scientists for training in research designed to examine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, mechanisms of action and cost-benefits of complementary and alternative medical therapies (CAM), and integrative medicine. Click here for more information.
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Mindfulness-Based Stress & Pain Management Courses
Basic/Foundation (8-week) and Graduate (4-week) courses offered throughout the year. Information on the Mindfulness Program, including dates for classes:
- Mindfulness Training
- Basic/Foundation Courses
- Mindful Self-Compassion
- Mindfulness, Stress Reduction, and Transforming Your Relationship with Food
- Mindfulness for Teens
- Graduate Courses
Mind-Body Medicine Skills for Health Care Professionals
The Fall 2014 Mind-Body Medicine Skills Course begins September 3rd on Wednesday evenings for physicians and other healthcare professionals. Click here for more information.