The Center for Integrative Medicine at UPMC Shadyside is the first hospital-based center in Pittsburgh to combine natural healing practices with conventional medicine. Classes have been developed specifically for health professionals, including Shiatsu (Massage Technique) Certification Training and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

PITTThe Center for Integrative Medicine at UPMC Shadyside is the first hospital-based center in Pittsburgh to combine natural healing practices with conventional medicine.

The Center offers classes developed specifically for health professionals, including Shiatsu (Massage Technique) Certification Training and Traditional Chinese Medicine. 

Research
The UPMC Center for Integrative Medicine is dedicated to improving the research knowledge of the effectiveness and safety of complementary and integrative medicine approaches. One of the challenges for academic complementary medicine programs is to enhance our research knowledge about these approaches.

Many integrative medicine modalities have not been subjected to the same level of scientific inquiry as many Western medicine treatments. Consequently, the Center for Integrative Medicine, in concert with the University of Pittsburgh, is actively pursuing research to support the benefits of these therapies.

Areas of research currently ongoing or in development are investigations on the use of acupuncture, an injection technique called prolotherapy, the use of nutritional supplements, and mind-body approaches such as meditation.

These studies and the research mission of the center are supported by local pilot funds, the National Institutes of Health, and philanthropic donations.

Address & Contact
UPMC Center for Integrative Medicine
Shadyside Place, Ste 310
580 S Aiken Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Tel: 412-623-3023
Web: http://integrativemedicine.upmc.com