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Center for

Integrative Health and Wellness

About the Center

Integrative medicine combines conventional medicine with evidence-based complementary therapies such as mindfulness approaches, nutrition and health coaching, acupuncture, massage therapy, yoga therapy and stress reduction techniques for optimal healing.

The Center for Integrative Health and Wellness promotes integrative medicine principles at the UC Academic Health Center and throughout the community. We are working to engage members of all colleges and units, along with our community partners, to develop robust integrative health and wellness initiatives and programs.

Our faculty provide education to enrich and cultivate integrative medicine skills for medical students and promote the value of treating the whole person. Using evidence-based perspectives, graduates will be able to address and counsel patients in the use of integrative modalities, improving patient care and satisfaction. Our researchers are involved in several federally-funded research projects that focus on integrative care.

The Center for Integrative Health and Wellness at UC College of Medicine is working to change society’s approach to healthcare. Read more about our mission and leaders >>

Hear for Yourself: Center Director, Sian Cotton, PhD talks Integrative Medicine during the UC Health Medical Monday Program.

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MBSR Training Courses

The 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course teaches participants skills and techniques that often help to reduce anxiety and depression, improve focus and resilience, manage pain and more. Training focuses on techniques such as mindfulness practices, movement (e.g. yoga, stretching), and group connection aimed at enhancing self-awareness and self-care. Our next course starts September 3, 2019 and meets weekly on Tuesday evenings through October 22 at The Breathing Room. Contact Susie McDonald for more information or register online >>


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The UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness e-newsletter summarizes integrative health happenings at the UC College of Medicine and UC Health, as well as general information on complementary health practices, latest research, and related educational/community events.

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Sian Cotton, PhD


Welcome to the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness. Our mission is to improve the health of our local and global community through innovative, internationally-recognized research, education, clinical practice, and community engagement efforts focused on integrative health and wellness. As we prepare for another exciting year of program growth, I am mindful of our stakeholders’ commitment to promoting wellness, and want to say thank you to all of those who are invested in the Center’s success.

Throughout the year, we look forward to bringing you highlights of new clinical offerings, our growing capacity in conducting innovative integrative health research, community educational events, and our steadfast commitment to training the next generation of physicians and providers to be more holistic in their approach to patient care and wellness. 

Sian Cotton, PhD
Director, UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness

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