The Institute for Health & Healing is one of the nation’s foremost integrative medicine providers, founded in 1994 to offer compassionate holistic care in clinics across northern California. Our integrative medicine physicians and practitioners engage in a team-based approach to innovative healthcare, serving patients of all ages in San Francisco, Marin, Santa Rosa and Sacramento. We offer an Integrative Medicine Primary Care practice in San Francisco and Specialty Care clinics in all locations. Further support is extended through in-patient hospital programs, classes, retail locations, health research services and community-based events.
Integrative medicine expands the traditional focus on disease and symptoms to incorporate your full potential for wellness. It shifts the emphasis from establishing what's wrong to finding out how to advance and optimize health, and includes the possibility of personal growth and the goal of transforming your life.
Integrative medicine also expands the treatment landscape to include options that reflect a mind body spirit perspective. For any given clinical concern or need, an integrative approach may incorporate ancient traditions such as Chinese medicine and acupuncture as well as modern forms of restoring balance such as functional medicine, mindfulness training and fitness planning.
In our integrative medicine approach, you partner with practitioners to help uncover factors that impede or promote your healing, and explore with the integrative team what is necessary to advance your health. The integrative physician’s perspective is deep and broad, and treatment plans are nuanced, personalized, adaptable and varied.
Leading a National Trend
Hospitals all over the country are adding integrative health services to their programs, and the Institute is at the forefront of this emerging field. The first integrative medicine clinic certified by the State of California, the Institute for Health & Healing is staffed with board–certified, Western-trained physicians and expert clinicians who are specially trained in integrative practices. We serve more than 70,000 patients a year through our comprehensive care, education, and in-hospital programs. Our programs are funded in part by donations from the community.