Integrative Medicine

Spa treatments and daily stress relief may come to mind when you think of massage, meditation and other integrative therapies. But these services are also proven, reliable ways to promote healing and well-being. Often described as “alternative” or “complementary,” these healthcare approaches were developed outside of conventional, mainstream Western medicine.

Our integrative medicine services combine the best of both approaches to your health in a coordinated way. Our professionals apply their medical knowledge when administering these long-practiced therapies and treatments to prevent disease and maintain health. If you are ill or require surgery, integrative medicine may be used to support conventional medical treatments.

Conditions that benefit from integrative medicine

Our trained, compassionate professionals use integrative therapies to help you with a wide range of conditions and needs, including:

  • Addiction and behavioral disorders
  • Chronic conditions such as cancer, obesity or stroke
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Pain
  • Weight loss and healthy living

Integrative therapies and services

We offer a range of services to support your health, from acupuncture and cupping to nutritional counseling and yoga.

Learn more about our integrative services and therapies.

What to expect from integrative medicine

In some ways, going to one of our integrative therapists is like going to your doctor. Your therapist will spend your first appointment getting to know you to help determine the best course of therapy for your health needs. Your first appointment will be 15 – 30 minutes longer than follow-up appointments so that you and your therapist can discuss every aspect of your current health and wellness. The two of you will discuss recommended therapies that fit your needs, and from there, you’ll work together on a plan of treatment. Treatment and services may include a combination of individual care, therapies and education, and you’ll have regular consultations to adjust the plan as needed.

How we help at Bridges

Bridges Health and Wellness, a department of Lutheran Medical Center, was one of the first integrative medicine centers in the Denver area.

From helping patients in the hospital to supporting healthy people seeking wellness care, our therapists offer services for a wide variety of conditions and situations. They are well-versed in medicine and have a passion for bringing together conventional and integrative medicine. We support your path to wellness and health before, during and after illness or surgery using non-drug therapies.

Our specialties for holistic healing

Whether you’re feeling excess stress, muscle or joint pain or are experiencing other ailments, the holistic therapies offered at Bridges can help to treat or manage your condition. These therapies, such as massage, yoga, acupuncture, cupping and aromatherapy, are highly versatile and focus on healing the whole person, not just the illness.

Back pain doesn’t heal itself

Our comprehensive chiropractic care goes beyond back and spine problems to help with carpal tunnel, sports injuries, arthritis and other conditions. In collaboration with the Spine Care Center at Denver West, our chiropractic services are designed to offer a nonsurgical treatment option to relieve many back and spine ailments.

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