275 Mammoth Road, Suite #1
Manchester, NH 03109
The goal of integrative care is to incorporate all healing modalities into patient care. Integrative medicine (IM) can be defined as an approach to the practice of medicine that makes use of the best available evidence taking into account the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle.
Integrative medicine emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of both conventional and complementary/alternative therapies. Within the practice of Integrative Medicine there are multiple modalities which are available to the patient and the practitioner. These are commonly broken down into these broad categories:
Our program at New Hampshire’s Hospital for Children is designed to cross all aspects of primary and specialty care in our health system. We combine state of the art conventional medicine with holistic treatment modalities to optimize children’s health. The primary concept is that all patients, regardless of disease, have more wellness than disease and our mission is to emphasize the wellness and augment the healing process. The program works directly with all our pediatric primary care, inpatient services and specialty physicians along with doing individual consults. Our goal is that all pediatric patients who enter our health care system have access to comprehensive, wellness based holistic medicine.
At New Hampshire’s Hospital for Children, our Pediatric Integrative Medicine division can help your child receive the best possible integrative care regardless of their disease. All close to home.
Inpatient and outpatient Integrative consults: Mind body therapies including inpatient guided imagery, hypnosis in the pediatric pulmonary and urology programs. Biofeedback within the Integrative medicine division and physical therapy team working with bladder and bowel function.
Acupuncture: Guidance and coordination of acupuncturists in New Hampshire familiar with treatment in children
Nutritional guidance with the Elliot Health System dietitians
Breath work and stress reduction training/recommendations
Care of the care giver programs: Tai chi/ Qi gong for Elliot health care teams
Osteopathic Manipulation in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.
Child Life services
Botanical and supplement consultation
Spirituality and incorporation into the healing process
Inpatient Music therapy
Increased Greening the hospital system