Integrative medicine and health resources from Mayo Clinic are based not on pop psychology but on sound medical science and successful clinical application with thousands of Mayo Clinic patients.

Mayo Clinic Guide to Integrative Medicine

Brent A. Bauer, M.D.

The expertise of Mayo Clinic available to you in this guide to integrative therapies can help you achieve personal wellness. Discover how techniques and therapies once seen as alternative are being used alongside conventional medicine and how you can integrate them into your life, too, whether you're seeking to manage a chronic condition or boost your overall well-being.

In this new, updated edition of the "Mayo Clinic Guide to Integrative Medicine," you'll read about:

  • Relaxation techniques that can help keep stress from spiraling out of control
  • How spirituality, in any form, can bring purpose and meaning to your life
  • Use of herbs and supplements to help treat a variety of conditions and symptoms
  • Spa therapies and how they can boost your wellness
  • Conditions that integrative medicine is commonly used to treat

The "Mayo Clinic Guide to Integrative Medicine" is available in the Mayo Clinic Marketplace.

The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living

Amit Sood, M.D.

In "The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living," Dr. Sood explains that stress is a struggle with what is, what was or what will be. Each unresolved issue adds to stress, leading to a mind that is wandering, restless and ultimately unhappy.

To correct this, Dr. Sood explains the brain's two modes and how an imbalance between them produces stress. Then, he teaches skills for developing sustained focus and attention; practicing gratitude, compassion and acceptance; cultivating closer relationships; and achieving your highest aspirations.

"The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living" is available in the Mayo Clinic Marketplace.

The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness

Amit Sood, M.D.

"The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness" charts a path of resilience, faith and hope through life's countless adversities. Dr. Sood's formula for lifelong contentment and joy is based on his career-long study of neuroscience and psychology.

Amazingly, it's a simple process with only four steps, and it can be completed in 10 weeks or less. And it's already been tried and proved in a clinical setting at one of the top-ranked health care centers in America, Mayo Clinic.

"The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness" is available in the Mayo Clinic Marketplace.

The Great Courses: The Science of Integrative Medicine

Brent A. Bauer, M.D.

"The Science of Integrative Medicine," produced in collaboration with The Great Courses — engaging, in-depth classes taught by the nation's top professors — provides participants with 12 informative lectures on the science-based facts and historical context of commonly used integrative treatments.

Delivering a foundational explanation of this wide and diverse new field of medicine, this course is designed to empower learners with the necessary knowledge to explore how to use integrative medicine techniques to improve health.

The therapies discussed in this course have been shown to help people reach health goals such as pre-surgery preparation, post-surgery recovery and better management — and reduction — of chronic pain. Lectures cover topics such as acupuncture, massage, meditation, music therapy, tai chi and yoga, and more.

Dr. Bauer's "Science of Integrative Medicine" course is available on The Great Courses website.

Mayo Clinic Resilience

Amit Sood, M.D.

Resilience is the ability to withstand hardships, bounce back from adversity and grow despite life's downturns. Resilience depends on building a resilient brain.

Groundbreaking insights in neuroscience and other medical fields are helping scientists understand how to build a resilient brain. Mayo Clinic Resilience training leverages this knowledge and teaches participants how to increase resilience.

Dr. Sood's research shows that people can decrease stress and anxiety, increase resilience and improve quality of life by training their brains to focus. Participants in research studies showed improvements in outcome measures such as reduction of anxiety, stress and burnout and increased mindfulness, resilience and quality of life.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic Resilience programs.