Programs in Complementary and Integrative Medicine
The University of Connecticut Health Center introduced its programs in
complementary and integrative medicine in 2004. The
goals are to:
- provide a forum for evidence-based alternative and
complementary medicine that can be
combined with conventional medical therapies to optimize healing
- develop integrative medicine educational programs for the
Health Center's residents and medical and dental students.
Recently, the Department of Family Medicine at the Health Center
established an “Integrative Medicine in Residency” curriculum in
partnership with the University of Arizona’s Integrative
Medicine in Residency program.
- pioneer innovative research programs in herbs and other biological-based
therapies, acupuncture, naturopathy, Ayurveda, energy medicine
and other complementary and alternative medical fields.
- provide programs to broaden patients' understanding of the many complementary and
alternative medicine therapies.