What is complementary and integrative health care (CIH)? At VA, CIH is when conventional and complementary care work together as part of the Whole Health approach.
Well-being Program offerings may include:
- CIH approaches such as yoga, meditation or tai chi
- Well-being classes
- Health coaching
Your Well-being Programs provide care that supports your Personal Health Plan and are related to your Whole Health Clinical Care.
VA CIH approaches may include:
- Clinical hypnosis
- Guided imagery
- Massage therapy
- Tai chi/qi gong
- Chiropractic care
IHCC has reviewed these approaches and found evidence of benefits to Veteran care.