Integrative Medicine School in Indiana - IN
By Jennifer Williams, allied health world Contributing Writer
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The first step to building a career in both conventional and natural medicine in Indiana is to choose an integrative medicine school. Because an estimated 50% of all medical schools are now incorporating natural medicine degree programs, you can attend a community college, public or private university, or even a freestanding school that focuses on programs solely dedicated to holistic medicine.
For licensed medical professionals in Indiana, you can expand your practice to include natural/holistic medicine by completing a certificate program in complementary and alternative medicine, also known as CAM. This is generally a 1-year program that focuses entirely on natural approaches and holistic therapies. If you are new to the medical profession, however, you may want to consider a bachelor or master degree, but you will want to be sure that you are taking courses that emphasize and teach integrative medicine theories.
A recent study pointed to the fact that one of the more common uses of integrative therapies was to gain control over poor mental health conditions. In 2007, about 33.2% of Indian’s residents reported having suboptimal mental health. Other health areas of concern included diabetes and asthma, which were reported to affect roughly 10.6% and 9.2% of Indiana residents respectively.