UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine


As medicine has become increasingly compartmentalized, medical treatment has lost touch with caring for each of us as a whole person.

The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California San Francisco, offers a holistic approach to health, healing, and prevention by integrating modern medicine with established traditional medicine practices from around the world, such as acupuncture, meditation, and Ayurvedic Medicine.

A visit to the Osher Center focuses on a patient's overall wellness and health—physical, psychological, social, and spiritual—rather than solely on a specific disease. The Center also performs scientific research on the efficacy of integrative approaches to health, and educates students, health professionals and the public about Integrative Medicine.

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From 2007 to 2009, the Althea Foundation funded a major Osher Center initiative to elevate public awareness of Integrative Medicine.

The Althea Foundation also assists with raising funds to support the Osher Center's long-term sustainability and makes donations to the Center for its ongoing operations.