In order to assess the state of integrative and mind-body medicine in the Asheville area, Xpress invited health care professionals in the Asheville area to participate in a survey about their approaches to treatment. Of fifty-one respondents, half were individual health care providers. Other respondents listed themselves as clinics or health centers, hospitals, or educational organizations.
61 percent reported that they or their facility provide integrative care.
Nearly twenty different alternative or complementary modalities are provided by those 61 percent. The most frequently provided modality was mental health, followed by nutrition, meditation, and massage.
90 percent of those who provide integrative care say they find integrative care to be more successful than either conventional or alternative modalities alone.
81 percent report that they find integrative care very much more successful.
Respondents were asked to report the top five conditions they find are most successfully treated with integrative strategies. The highest ranked condition was stress, followed by anxiety/depression, chronic pain, and fatigue/sleep disorders.
Survey results about mind-body medicine will be reported in next week’s issue.