For more information about our Integrative Medicine Health Services, please call 914.242.8168
An Integrative Approach to Your Care and Healing
Northern Westchester Hospital is proud to offer Integrative Medicine Services to our patients. This program is staffed with holistic health nurses who are focused on sharing their knowledge and skills with our staff, and creating an environment of health and wellness for our patients.
Incorporating Holistic Healing Into Your Daily Care
Integrative Medicine services at NWH focus on incorporating healing of the mind, body, and spirit into your daily care. Thus, our nurses throughout our medical departments receive training in how to integrate healing therapies and techniques, as appropriate, to the care of their patients.
Integrative medicine services complement conventional western medicine with techniques that support the body’s natural ability to heal and include:
- Clinical Aromatherapy
- Therapeutic Suggestion / Guided Imagery
Listen to these therapeutic recordings from home or at the Hospital. Guided Imagery has been shown to provide relief during stressful times. And reducing stress can positively affect healing.
Food is Care
Nutrition is an integral part of healing. That's why meals are a part of our patients' treatment plan. Read our approach to food as care.
The Aranow Art Cart Program
Do you want to add a custom-touch to your room during your stay? NWH volunteers can help with this by providing you with a selection of artwork and photography (prints only) to choose from. This is a very popular program, so please ask your nurse for additional information. Read more about the Aranow Art Cart here.
Supporting You AND Your Family
Northern Westchester Hospital has developed complementary patient and family support services to assist you and your family during your stay.
The Ken Hamilton Caregivers Center
An oasis for your family within NWH where family members can meet with a social worker, take time to meditate, and receive support and advice to help them prepare for their role as caregivers. Visit The Ken Hamilton Caregivers Center
Pet Therapy at Northern Westchester Hospital
At times, everyone needs a companion that will simply listen and provide comfort to help ease stress relating to a surgical procedure. To help with this, NWH has established an integrative medicine pet therapy program. NWH has a team of specially trained Pet Therapy Dogs always willing to visit and lift spirits.
Interested in learning more about our Pet Therapy Program? Please call the Program Coordinator at 914.666.1925, or ask your nurse for additional information. Read more about our award-winning pet therapy program.
Congratulations to Mandy and Joanne Ciracella, named the 2015 National Planetree Animal Therapy Team of the Year!
Music Therapy Program
Music Therapy as integrative medicine is the clinical and evidence-based use of music to help address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs. The healing properties of music are revealed as patients listen and play with a dedicated music therapist. To benefit from NWH's award-winning music therapy program, contact your nurse. Read more about the Music Therapy Program here.
View this short video about our Music Therapy Program
Cancer Health & Wellness Program
Our patients with cancer have access to a wide variety of holistic therapies provided by the Cancer Health & Wellness Program.
Transcendental Meditation Video
Visit our Video Suite and click on Health Education. Select Transcendental Meditation to watch a video presentation of the facts behind the benefits of TM.
For more information about using integrative medicine during your stay at NWH please call 914.242.8168.