Resources for Integrative Health Care

Integrative health is offering people new ways to treat their bodies (and minds) right. To learn more, check out these authors, organizations, and videos.


Being Well (Even When You’re Sick): Mindfulness Practices for People with Cancer and Other Serious Illnesses by Elana Rosenbaum

Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility by Ellen Langer

Health and Healing: The Philosophy of Integrative Medicine and Optimum Health by Andrew Weil

The Healing Power of the Breath: Simple Techniques to Reduce Stress and Anxiety, Enhance Concentration, and Balance Your Emotions by Richard P. Brown and Patricia L. Gerbarg

Heal Thy Self: Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine by Saki Santorelli

How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers by Toni Bernhard

How to Use Herbs, Nutrients and Yoga in Mental Health by Richard P. Brown, Patrician L. Gerbarg and Philip R. Muskin

Five Good Minutes in Your Body: 100 Mindful Practices to Help You Accept Yourself and Feel at Home in Your Body by Jeffrey Brantley, MD, and Wendy Millstine

Living Well with Pain and Illness: The Mindful Way to Free Yourself from Suffering by Vidyamala Burch

Mindfulness-Based Elder Care by Lucia McBee

The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal and Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Spectrum: A Scientifically Proven Program to Feel Better, Live Longer, Lose Weight, Gain Health by Dean Ornish, M.D.

When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection by Gabor Maté


The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
Led by Richard Davidson, CIHM investigates conducts interdisciplinary research on the impact on our health of cultivating mindfulness, kindness, compassion, and related qualities.

The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society 
The leading organization promoting research on and application of mindfulness in medicine.

The Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine
The best way to find an integrative health center near you.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute—Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies
A world leader in integrative medicine applications to aid in cancer treatment.

The Metta Institute
Educational programs and professional training that fosters mindful and compassionate end-of-life care.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health 
A granting agency and information bank on integrative medicine.

On-line Videos

Mindfulness for Chronic Illness: Overcoming Fear
Specialist in dealing with pain and stress in chronic disease Susan Bauer-Wu presents principles for mitigating chronic pain and helping others to do so.

Patients Share the Benefits of Integrative Therapies
A series of patients discuss how mind-body therapies have helped them work with illness and treatment.

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Mind the Moment Program
An e-learning course in mindfulness to improve your health.

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