An exhibit on Integrative Health is now on display at the Dana Medical Library. “Integrative Health: Local Resources, Luminaries and Community Connections” spotlights the research and publications of UVM professors Helene Langevin, MD and Ge Wu, Ph.D. Integrative health is defined by Rakel in Integrative Medicine as healing that “emphasizes the centrality of the [practitioner-patient] relationship. It focuses on the least invasive, least toxic and least costly methods to help facilitate health by integrating both allopathic and complementary therapies.”
The UVM College of Medicine is a member of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Health, joining 50 other academic centers to further understanding and knowledge in integrative health.The exhibit defines integrative health and the overall goal of academic health centers to foster an exchange of constructive ideas, bridging Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and Conventional Medicine. The UVM College of Medicine collaborates with the Laura Mann Center to help educate all interested health care providers and medical students about the integration of alternative and allopathic medicine. Also highlighted in the exhibit is the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the federal government’s lead agency for scientific research on CAM.
Visit the Library to view the exhibit and Dana’s resources on complementary and alternative medicine.