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Osher Center for Integrative Health

The UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Health, located on the Mount Zion Campus, is committed to providing patients with the highest-quality care by thoughtfully combining proven therapies from both conventional and complementary medicine. Drawing on safe, effective techniques from around the world, our specialists focus not just on relieving symptoms but on maximizing whole person healing and empowering patients.

We typically devote a full hour to the initial evaluation, to give our patients the chance to fully tell their story and begin establishing a relationship with their new care provider. This visit includes a thorough discussion of individual concerns, goals and values, so we can partner with patients in their wellness journey and tailor a personalized plan that supports the needs of body, mind and spirit.

In addition to our clinical services, we offer a variety of public classes that aim to help participants foster their own healing, discover self-care techniques and improve their quality of life. To explore current class offerings, please visit our website.

Our locations

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    Using complementary therapies for better cancer care

    Watch leading doctors discuss how complementing conventional cancer treatments with lifestyle changes and mind-body practices, such as acupuncture and meditation, could improve patients' quality of life.

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    Defining Stress REsilience And Mindfulness Effects in Rheumatoid Arthritis

    A modified version of the 8-item Client Satisfaction Questionnaire (CSQ-8) will be used to evaluate acceptability of the mindfulness program by patients in the treatment group. A few of the words in the original CSQ-8 were changed...


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    Treating Major Depression With Yoga Mono-therapy

    The BDI is one of the most commonly used instruments in psychiatric research; it has been translated and validated in many different languages, appearing in hundreds of studies worldwide. The BDI is a 21-item validated instrument ...


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    HypErthermia as an Additional Treatment for the Biology and Experience of Depression: Study 2

    Study acceptability will be indexed by participant-reported net-promoter scores. This is a response to a single question: "How likely would you be to recommend [participation in a study or treatment like this] to a friend or famil...


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    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class

    This eight-week class teaches mindfulness practices that can reduce stress and improve your overall health, such as meditation and body awareness.


    Yoga Classes

    Relax, stretch, breathe deeply and reduce stress, pain and anxiety with laughter yoga and other free yoga classes.

    Preparing for your appointment

    What to Bring

    • Photo I.D.
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your condition
    • List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

    International Services

    If you live outside the United States and are coming to UCSF for medical treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.

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    Interpreting Services

    UCSF offers interpreters in various languages, including American Sign Language (ASL), as well as services for deaf, hard-of-hearing and visually impaired patients.

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    Hospital Stays

    Make your hospital stay as smooth and comfortable as possible by finding out how to prepare and what to expect.

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    Your Doctor Visit

    See our top 10 tips for making your UCSF doctor’s appointment as stress-free and productive as possible.

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    Our research initiatives

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      UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Health Clinical Trials

      The UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Health's research program tests the safety and effectiveness of integrative therapies, with a focus on treatments that target both body and mind.

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