Desiree Trebesch

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BACKGROUND Integrative medicine (IM) provides patient-centered care and addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual, and environmental influences that affect a person's health. IM is a "whole systems" approach that employs multiple modalities as opposed to an isolated complementary therapy. Thus, studying outcomes of IM is(More)
Methods The multi-modal intervention combines various therapies into a cohesive program. Prior to surgery, participants receive explicit patient education, acupuncture and mind/body therapies to assist with physical and mental preparation for surgery. On the day of surgery, an epidural is placed prior to general anesthesia administration to manage(More)
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