Integrative Medicine and Mood, Emotions and Mental Health

Prim Care. 2017 Jun;44(2):281-304. doi: 10.1016/j.pop.2017.02.003.


An integrative approach to individuals with mood, emotional or mental health concerns involves a comprehensive model of care that is person-centered. Integrative medicine builds on a patient's personal meaning and goals (spiritual aspects) and includes herbal therapies, nutritional support, movement and physical manipulative therapies, mindfulness, relaxation strategies, and psychotherapies.

Keywords: Diet and supplements; Emotional regulation; Herbal therapies; Integrative medicine; Meaning and purpose; Mind-body therapies; Mood management; Physical therapies; Spirituality.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antipsychotic Agents / therapeutic use
  • Complementary Therapies / methods*
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Humans
  • Integrative Medicine / methods*
  • Integrative Medicine / organization & administration*
  • Mental Disorders / drug therapy
  • Mental Disorders / therapy*
  • Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders / therapy
  • Phytotherapy / methods
  • Primary Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Psychotherapy / methods
  • Spiritual Therapies / methods


  • Antipsychotic Agents