Donate to Alternative Medicine Research, Patient Care and Education

Alternative medicine, or integrative medicine, is an approach to health care that combines science-based, “traditional” medicine with other, complementary approaches, such as acupuncture, herbalism, healing touch, massage, chiropractic care, behavioral health techniques and more. With a focus on treating the whole person (not simply the symptoms of illness), alternative medicine addresses each individual’s personal needs, values and experiences, and empowers the individual to fully participate in his or her own health, wellness and healthcare decisions and choices. By offering an array of treatment modalities, and by validating every person’s unique beliefs and needs, alternative medicine provides patients with numerous paths toward healing. 

Your donation to Northwestern Memorial Foundation in support of alternative medicine at Northwestern Medicine will help to ensure that, for years to come, patients of all ages, from a variety of backgrounds, with many different health needs and challenges, will continue to benefit from exceptional, holistic care at Northwestern Medicine.

Our specially trained physicians, as well as other care providers, offer patients the highest quality of alternative medicine services. Through Northwestern Medicine’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine–one of the nation’s leading centers of alternative/integrative medicine–patients receive highly personalized care and support as they strive to achieve optimal health and wellness.

Alternative Medicine Research, Patient Care and Education Donation

By lending your support to alternative medicine at Northwestern Medicine, you will be a part of significant efforts to improve the health and well-being of individuals and our communities, and you will demonstrate your belief in the importance of empowering every patient to seek the information and care that will yield the greatest benefits for him or her.

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