Integrative medicine is the practice of medicine, informed by evidence, which takes account of the whole person. It addresses physical, emotional, mental, social, and environmental influences on health and makes use of all appropriate therapies and disciplines to achieve optimal health.
The Defining Principles of Integrative Medicine
Patient and clinician are partners in the healing process.
All factors that influence health, wellness, and disease are taken into consideration.
Appropriate use of both conventional and alternative methods facilitate the body's innate healing response.
Effective interventions that are natural and/or less invasive should be used when possible.
Integrative medicine neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies uncritically.
Good medicine is based in good science. It is inquiry-driven and open to new paradigms.
Alongside the concept of treatment, the broader concepts of health promotion and the prevention of illness are paramount.
At JBT, we believe that well-being is a balance of mental, physical, emotional and environmental health, therefore we are committed to Integrative Medicine. We have a staff of psychologists and a psychiatrist who work closely with our primary care group. We also offer acupuncture, massage, meditation and mindfulness classes, and one of our primary care providers has completed the University of Arizona’s Integrative Medicine Fellowship.
INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE SERVICES
Acupuncture is an important component of Traditional Chinese Medicine that continues to be a topic of modern clinical research and practice. It involves the insertion of extremely thin, sterile needles at specific points along the body. In the United States, acupuncture has most commonly been used in the treatment of various kinds of musculoskeletal pain. Both the National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization recommend the use of acupuncture for many conditions.
At JBT, our acupuncture services are available to help you manage stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, pain, digestive disorders, headaches, gynecological concerns, and many other health issues. Our acupuncture services are integrated into our primary care department so that each patient receives the best of both Allopathic Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. We welcome you to come and see how you can make acupuncture an important part of your healthy lifestyle.
How to schedule:
A referral is needed from a JBT primary care or behavioral health clinician. If you are already an established patient with JBT you can call or MyChart your clinician with a referral request. If you are not established, call JBT to schedule an office visit with one of our primary care clinicians.
Free with Pacific Source Student Health Insurance Plan. Other insurances may or may not cover all or part of your visit. When a referral is placed, it is processed through managed care to determine if your insurance covers acupuncture. Our out of pocket self-pay cost, without insurance is $35 per visit.
MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION
We offer different Mindfulness and Meditation talks and series to both introduce these topics and explore them in-depth.
We all know how to take our bodies on a vacation, but do we know how to give our minds a break? The essence of meditation is relaxation. Our classes will teach you how to unwind and let your mind settle into a relaxed but focused state. Each class will focus on simple and easy techniques to calm the mind and relax the body. The pressures of school and work can seem overwhelming, but learning how to relax in a mindful way can help us let go of the stress and work more effectively in our daily lives.
How to schedule:
Look on our website for specific drop-in and series classes.