Integrative Health is a holistic approach to health care focusing on the mind, body and spirit. The goal is to empower patients and staff with the tools to tap into the body’s natural healing capabilities and lead lives based on wellness. Integrative Health at TRIA Orthopaedic Center in Bloomington includes a number of services that incorporates or complements conventional medicine.
Acupuncture is a therapy that involves insertion of fine needles into various acupuncture points to stimulate the body to rid itself of disease. By stimulating the acupuncture point, acupuncturists seek to restore normal energy flow, and stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself.
Living well consults use natural mind-body techniques such as yoga, meditation, nutrition, guided imagery, and healing touch to restore balance to the nervous system, optimize daily life function, and empower positive change. This is ideal for patients recovering from injury or surgery, have chronic pain, anxiety and stress pre-operatively or in recovery.
Pilates is a system of exercises designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, posture, and enhance movement awareness. Intro to Mat is a beginner level class introducing Pilates mat exercises with emphasis on correct form and breathing patterns
Yoga Therapy at TRIA consists of Hatha Yoga, which focuses on deep and mindful breath, combining slow movements with holding postures. Poses are performed in a specific sequence to enhance awareness and the mind/body connection with an emphasis on core stability. Therapeutic Yoga is a gentle class focusing on breath work, relaxation, and stress relief through slow and mindful movements utilizing props such as blankets, chairs, or blocks for support.
Who would benefit from integrative health?
- Any patient motivated to be part of their own wellness
- A patient ready to take personal responsibility and learn self-management techniques
- A person who appears overly anxious, overwhelmed, or stressed