Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
At Allegheny Health Network (AHN), we help you live your best life. Our Center for Complementary and Integrative Health offers services that promote your body’s natural ability to heal. Our holistic approach includes wellness services to help you feel your best.
More information about complementary therapies and integrative health
Complementary therapies are methods for preventing and treating illness, which include meditation, massage, and acupuncture. You receive these therapies in addition to traditional medical treatments, such as medications. You may also choose to use complementary therapies to improve your overall wellness.
Integrative health blends complementary therapies with traditional medical treatments. Our therapists work with your AHN physician team to help you get more out of each visit. If you have hip pain, for example, acupuncture or massage may loosen stiff muscles so that physical therapy sessions are less painful.
Our complementary therapies and integrative health services
AHN’s Center for Complementary and Integrative Health optimizes your well-being — mind, body, and spirit. These services are available in part thanks to generous support from the Suburban Health Foundation. Find out more about our integrative medicine services.
Our offerings include:
- Complementary therapies: We provide a broad range of natural healing techniques. For example, we offer massage therapy to relieve the discomfort that comes with some cancer treatments.
- Integrative health: We coordinate complementary therapies with conventional medical treatments, such as medications and procedures. Our integrative health specialists work alongside other members of your AHN care team to keep your treatment moving forward.
- Wellness services: Our interest in helping people live healthier lives includes wellness services, such as nutrition evaluations. These holistic services may help you avoid health problems, such as heart disease. And if you are living with a health problem, our services may lower your risk of complications.
Conditions we treat using complementary therapies
Our physicians and therapists bring relief and restore wellness to people experiencing health problems.
We treat many conditions using complementary therapies and integrative health, including:
- Autoimmune disorders, including lupus
- Behavioral health issues, such as stress, anxiety, and depression
- Digestive problems, such as acid reflux and diarrhea
- Ongoing (chronic) pain from migraine headaches and arthritis
- Sports injuries, including muscle strains and sprains
- Women’s health issues, including pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), infertility, and post-menopausal symptoms
Walk With a Doc: a no-cost monthly walking program
We are the first program in the Pittsburgh area helping people become more physically active with Walk With a Doc. This program gives you the opportunity to go for a walk with one of our doctors and learn about a health topic.
Walks are open to the public. You do not need to sign up in advance. And there is no cost to participate.
Before the walk, we share information about a health topic, such as healthy eating or stress relief. Walks last approximately 30 minutes. During the walk, you are welcome to ask us questions about any health topic. For more information…
Complementary therapies and integrative health services are available at:
Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) Suburban Campus
Access the full range of integrative medicine services, including integrative health assessments, nutrition evaluations, acupuncture, and meditation classes.
Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion
We offer easy access to some complementary therapies, including massage therapy.