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Center for

Integrative Health and Wellness

About the Center

Integrative medicine combines conventional medicine with evidence-based complementary therapies such as mindfulness approaches, nutrition and health coaching, acupuncture, massage therapy, yoga therapy and stress reduction techniques for optimal healing.

The Center for Integrative Health and Wellness promotes integrative medicine principles at the UC Academic Health Center and throughout the community. We are working to engage members of all colleges and units, along with our community partners, to develop robust integrative health and wellness initiatives and programs.

Our faculty provide education to enrich and cultivate integrative medicine skills for medical students and promote the value of treating the whole person. Using evidence-based perspectives, graduates will be able to address and counsel patients in the use of integrative modalities, improving patient care and satisfaction. Our researchers are involved in several federally-funded research projects that focus on integrative care.

The Center for Integrative Health and Wellness at UC College of Medicine is working to change society’s approach to healthcare. Read more about our mission and leaders >>

Hear for Yourself: Center Director, Sian Cotton, PhD talks Integrative Medicine during the UC Health Medical Monday Program.

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Spring 2020 Student Mind-Body Courses

The UC Student Mind-Body Course aims to reduce stress and burnout and enhance mental and emotional well-being for students through mind-body skills training. Students learn adaptive stress management and practice evidence-based, mind-body techniques that emphasize healing, self care, awareness, and work-life balance.

Courses meet for 9 weeks, with groups available on a variety of days/times. Spring 2020 offerings include:

  • Mondays 1-3 PM (1/27-3/30)
  • Tuesdays 4:30-6:30 PM (1/28-4/7)
  • Thursdays 3-5 PM (1/30-4/9)


Contact for additional information.

Course Specifics

  • 9-Week Session
  • Weekly 2-hour Meetings
  • Led by 2 trained faculty co-facilitators
  • Currently available for students in colleges of Medicine, Allied Health, Pharmacy, Nursing, CCM, DAAP, and Law.

For questions or more information, email Susie McDonald.

Student Mind-Body Course Sample Syllabus

Sian Cotton, PhD


Welcome to the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness. Our mission is to improve the health of our local and global community through innovative, internationally-recognized research, education, clinical practice, and community engagement efforts focused on integrative health and wellness. As we prepare for another exciting year of program growth, I am mindful of our stakeholders’ commitment to promoting wellness, and want to say thank you to all of those who are invested in the Center’s success.

Throughout the year, we look forward to bringing you highlights of new clinical offerings, our growing capacity in conducting innovative integrative health research, community educational events, and our steadfast commitment to training the next generation of physicians and providers to be more holistic in their approach to patient care and wellness. 

Sian Cotton, PhD
Director, UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness

For clinical services and information, please visit

Employment Opportunities at the UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness and UC Health Integrative Medicine