Integrative Medicine | Conditions & Treatments

Since 1997 Hartford Hospital has been translating a new philosophy that integrates complementary therapies into Western medical practice to improve care and healing.

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.

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.

A Bright Future

In 2019 the program celebrated its 20th 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 communities it serves. We are now treating patients in the Hartford Hospital Cancer Institute, the Bone and Joint Institute, and the Ayer Neuroscience Institute.

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

Consider our Services for:

  • Pain Management
  • Headaches
  • Arthritis
  • Stress Reduction
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Menopausal changes
  • Menstrual problems
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Immune Support
  • Chemotherapy Support
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Addictions
  • Weight Management
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • and much more!

Integrative Medicine