Offering compassionate care to heal body, mind and spirit.

Integrative Medicine is a philosophy that integrates alternative-complementary therapies into Western medical practice to improve care and healing.
Outcomes have shown that integrative medicine techniques help to decrease anxiety, strengthen the immune system, diminish pain, and accelerate healing.
 
The information below outlines the services provided by Integrative Medicine. Full information is available on the Integrative Medicine website.

Benefits of our services include: 

  • Relaxation and reduced anxiety
  • Relief of pain, spasm and soreness
  • Improved range of motion and flexibility
  • Improved digestion and sleep
  • A general sense of well-being
Our Services Include: 
  • Pain Management
  • Headaches
  • Arthritis
  • Stress Reduction
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Menopausal changes
  • Menstrual problems
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Immune Support
  • Chemotherapy Support
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Addictions
  • Weight Management
  • Facial Rejuvenation
A hands-on soft tissue manipulation, massage facilitates a slowing down and quieting of the mind and body. 
  • Available hospital-wide for patients and family members
  • Affiliation with Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy
  • Payment due at time of service: $35 
  • To request a session, call Integrative Medicine at (860) 972-4444. 

For more information, click here.
 

Guided Imagery is a gentle and effective technique that focuses and directs the imagination, providing relaxation, helping you connect with your feelings, and promoting pain relief. 
  • Available hospital-wide to patients and family members
  • Sessions are complimentary provided by specially trained staff
  • To request a session, notify your nurse or caregiver
  • Prepare for Surgery Book and Guided Imagery Tape also available: $25

For more information, click here.

Acupuncture is the process of applying tiny needles to specific points to aid in strengthening the immune system and increasing both the function and quality of people’s lives. 
  • Available hospital-wide to patients
  • Physician’s order is necessary
  • Payment due at time of service: $70 per session
  • To request a session, notify your nurse or caregiver
For more information, click here
Reiki is a gentle “hands-on” relaxation technique to help you feel calmer and more comfortable, facilitating the healing of mind, body, and spirit. 
  • Available hospital-wide for patients and family members
  • Sessions are provided at no charge by Reiki Practitioners who volunteer their time
  • To request a session, notify your nurse or caregiver
  • To register for a Reiki class, call Health Referral Services at (860) 545-1888
For information on the Reiki Volunteer Program, call (860) 972-2198.

For more information regarding Reiki Therapy, click here.
 
Expressive Art is a creative process that is used as a diversion to reduce stress and promote wellness. No artistic ability required. 
  • Sessions are provided by Creativity Coaches who volunteer their time
  • Sessions are complimentary
  • To request a session, notify your nurse or caregiver
For more information regarding Art for Health, click here.
 
The Integrative Medicine Library is a special collection of books, audio and videotapes on complementary and alternative medicine, located in the Hartford Hospital Health Science Libraries, Education & Resource Center, 3rd floor. 
  • Open to the public on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month
  • Complimentary information service available for patient, family members and the public
  • Lunch and Learn Programs on various topics are also available to the public
For more information, call the Health Science Libraries at (860) 972-2230, or click here.


 
For more information regarding Integrative Medicine at Hartford Hospital please call (860) 972-4444 or visit us online at www.harthosp.org/integrativemed. 
The Integrative Medicine Program is a division of the Helen & Harry Gray Cancer program and is supported through private donations and grants.