Today is Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019

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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Sanghvi Memorial Lectureship Events Oct. 15-16, 2019

The 2019 Dr. Khushman V. Sanghvi Memorial Lectureship on the Mind-Body Interface in Health and Healing on Oct. 16, 2019 at noon in Kresge Auditorium will feature Dr. Peter Wayne of the Harvard Osher Center for Integrative Medicine as he presents “Bringing the Body Back to Mind-Body Medicine.”

Dr. Wayne is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard University and Interim Director & Research Director of the Harvard Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Wayne served as the Director of Tai Chi and Mind-Body Research Programs at the Osher Research Center, and as the founding Research Director at the New England School of Acupuncture.

During his visit, Dr. Wayne will also lead a Tai Chi and Qigong master class, “The Practice and Science of Tai Chi & Qigong: An Experiential Session” in the new UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute auditorium, Tues. Oct. 15, 2019 at 4 p.m. This class is free and open to the public, registration is required.


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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