Since 1997 Hartford Hospital has been translating a new philosophy that integrates complementary therapies into Western medical practice to improve care and healing.
A Simple, Yet Strong Beginning
Beginning with our Women’s Health Services, which offers Reiki, Infant Massage, and Guided Imagery, the hospital’s commitment to Integrative Medicine has grown rapidly. The Integrative Medicine Program was officially launched in1999 through a series of projects in Cardiology, Orthopedics, and Oncology by extending the Women’s Health Services to patients, families and staff. Careful data collection measured overwhelming positive outcomes in pain reduction, anxiety relief, and patient satisfaction.
“All of the staff are very kind and accommodating."
As we moved into a new millennium, we began offering community education programs to the public while our first Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds began to provide education to the medical community. In subsequent years ART For Healing, Acupuncture, Therapeutic Touch, Tai Chi and Yoga were added.
Education is Critical
Building on the knowledge that education was key to the growth and success of this program, a special collection of books, audio and videotapes was added to the hospital’s Medical Library. This collection is available for use by the public, hospital and affiliated staff.
The program recently celebrated its 7th anniversary and continues to grow and expand its services. The Integrative Medicine Department is committed to embracing the healthcare needs of Hartford Hospital as well as the community it serves.
Benefits of our Services
- Relaxation and reduced anxiety
- Relief of pain, spasm and soreness
- Improved range of motion and flexibility
- Improved digestion and sleep
- A general sense of well-being
“It is a comfortable, relaxing, welcoming atmosphere at Integrative Medicine."
Consider our Services for:
- Pain Management
- Stress Reduction
- Menopausal changes
- Menstrual problems
- Immune Support
- Chemotherapy Support
- Smoking Cessation
- Weight Management
- Facial Rejuvenation
- and much more!