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Integrative Medicine combines the best of mental (meditation, hypnosis), nutritional, acupuncture, and lifestyle treatments with mainstream modern medicine and psychotherapy 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.
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, 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.
Replacing opioids with hypnosis for pain treatment | David Spiegel
In health, mind matters. David Spiegel of Stanford University’s School of Medicine explains what happens in the brain when somebody is hypnotized, and how hypnosis can reduce pain, improve cancer survival rates and help people stop smoking.
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.
The Stanford Center for Integrative Medicine offers patients alternative medicine approaches in addition to the mainstream medical care they receive.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may 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.
If you are a new patient or a return patient whose insurance has changed, please fax a copy of your insurance card to 650-498-5640before scheduling an appointment. We will check your eligibility and benefits with your insurer.
PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
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.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions, visit Referring Physicians.