The Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program was founded in July 2001 as a program within the Department of Medicine at Mayo Clinic. The Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program was specifically created to help address the ever increasing patient interest in wellness-promoting activities that have not typically been part of conventional medical care.
The vision of the program is to:
Continually identify and rigorously examine the expanding realm of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, using a multi-disciplinary, highly collaborative approach.
Present, publish and disseminate reliable information regarding Complementary and Integrative Medicine using public and professional outlets.
Ensure that Mayo Clinic continues to meet the comprehensive needs of our patients with respect to the body, mind, and spirit.
"Our mission is to explore with scientific rigor, those therapies that typically fall outside the realm of conventional medicine, but may hold promise for helping us to meet the needs of our patients - mind, body, and spirit."