Mission Statement

    The Institute for the Advancement of Complementary Therapies has been created to:

  • Promote public awareness regarding the inclusion of complementary therapies in mainstream health care.
  • Create a forum for on-going dialogue both among health care providers from all perspectives, and between providers and consumers.
  • Offer health care providers from all perspectives the skills of communicating across modalities, traditions, and paradigms.
  • Promote, design and execute research into the safety and efficacy of integrative health care approaches.
  • Create interdisciplinary programs within hospitals and clinical settings.
  • Actively pursue ways to bring the support of complementary therapies to a broader population, especially those who are largely under-served.
  • Support all individuals in discovering the healing modalities within their own cultural traditions.
  • Model the healing value of compassionate, respectful relationship through the quality of relationship we create with one another and with those we serve.