Center for Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine combines the best of "alternative" and complementary treatments with mainstream modern medicine and psychology to provide care for the whole person: mind and body. Started in 1998, the Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine (SCIM) is committed to evidence-based practices. We are here to help you live more fully, cope better with your medical condition, control symptoms, and participate more fully in your medical care.

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Center for Integrative Medicine
211 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-498-5566 Getting Here

Our Doctors

Care and Treatment

Comprehensive Evaluation and Integrative Medicine Counseling

We provide an hour-long evaluation and counseling program to help patients match integrative medicine offerings with individual needs. This involves assessing medical problems, coping resources, family and social support, and evaluating patient goals, abilities, and opportunities.

We help patients evaluate available non-traditional treatment options. We help patients to combine "alternative" techniques, including acupuncture, hypnosis, mindfulness, therapeutic massage, and information regarding dietary supplements, with traditional medical care.

Our evaluation and counseling staff includes a physician-naturopath, an internal medicine/psychiatrist, and a psychiatrist.

A reliable source of information about Integrative Medicine is the National Institute of Health's National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) website.


A procedure that involves inserting needles in specific points on the body to manipulate and stimulate those areas.

Therapeutic massage

Provides help for people with a broad spectrum of health problems ranging from general stress to serious illnesses such as cancer to provide physical as well as emotional benefits.

Medical hypnosis

Enables patients to focus intently on a specific problem and its resolution while maintaining a comfortable state of physical relaxation.

Individual psychotherapy

Enables patients to cope with current stresses that cause anxiety, chronic pain, fatigue, depression and uncomfortable physical symptoms. Can be combined with other techniques such as hypnosis or guided imagery, as well as medication.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

For Patients

If you are a new patient or a return patient whose insurance has changed, please fax a copy of your insurance card to 650-498-5640 before scheduling an appointment. We will check your eligibility and benefits with your insurer.


Bring your completed 2-page Integrative Medicine Clinical Intake form to your first appointment. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your appointment to allow time for signing legal consents and making financial transactions.

International Patients
Phone: +1 650-723-8561

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For Health Care Professionals


Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.


Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.

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