Survey shows local support for integrative care

 

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.

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61 percent reported that they or their facility provide integrative care.

 

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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.

 

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90 percent of those who provide integrative care say they find integrative care to be more successful than either conventional or alternative modalities alone.

 

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81 percent report that they find integrative care very much more successful.

 

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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.

 

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Survey results about mind-body medicine will be reported in next week’s issue.

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About Susan Foster
Freelance writer passionate about wellness and spirituality, clinical psychologist, avid hiker and reader. Follow me @susanjfosterphd

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