Integrative treatment approaches: family satisfaction with a multidisciplinary paediatric Abdominal Pain Clinic
Integration of behavioral health and medicine has gained increased support recently within the new field of complementary medicine. Providers from both disciplines are acknowledging the “mind-body” connection and recognizing the value of treating the “whole” patient through working within an integrative delivery model. This paper describes two treatment programs which were developed using the principles of the mind-body connection and implemented within an integrative setting at a large HMO. The results of research studies are presented and discussed to demonstrate the efficacy of these programs.