Integrative Medicine

When you want a holistic approach to health care that incorporates complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) techniques with conventional medicine, choose UNC Medical Center. We bring together research, knowledge and practice, so you can count on finding safe, effective integrative medicine options to help you feel your best.

Integrative Medicine Services We Offer

Take advantage of a wide range of prevention, wellness and treatment services, including:

Your doctor can help you decide which techniques are best for you.

Conditions That May Benefit from CAM

You may benefit from incorporating complementary and alternative medicine into your treatment plan if you experience:

Mindfulness Program

When daily stresses challenge your ability to cope, ease any resulting physical and emotional discomforts with mindfulness techniques. In our mindfulness-based stress- and pain-management programs, you’ll learn how to recognize the warning signs of stress reactions and relax in ways that enhance your body’s natural adaptive and healing abilities. Mindfulness techniques have been shown to deliver lasting benefits for people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), heart disease, migraine headaches, anxiety, depression and some autoimmune diseases.

Find a mindfulness program to meet your needs at UNC Medical Center.

Options include:

  • Basic/Foundational Course – Learn mindfulness skills, practice mind-body exercises and participate in group discussions
  • Mindfulness Skills for Changing Your Relationship with Food – Explore food cravings and gain skills to reduce emotion-driven eating
  • Mindful Self-Compassion – Gain emotional resilience to boost your own happiness and reduce feelings of anxiety and depression
  • Mindfulness for Teens – Learn how to cope with the day-to-day challenges of being a teenager

To register, call our Mindfulness Program at the Program on Integrative Medicine at 919-966-8586 or go to our website.