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Integrative Medicine

Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in San Diego

A labyrinth made of stone on the ground behind the Shiley Fitness Center at Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine.

Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in San Diego

Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in San Diego blends conventional Western medicine with evidence-based alternative therapies and approaches to prevent, heal and reverse disease. Our experts offer an array of holistic medicine and healing modalities, taking all aspects of your wellbeing into consideration — physical, emotional, behavioral and spiritual.


The integrative medicine team takes a whole-person approach to health and wellness. We believe that health is dynamic, continually influenced by how we live our lives and how we relate to the world around us. And, we believe that healing starts from within. Our full spectrum of licensed and certified practitioners in traditional and alternative medicine are at the forefront of integrative medicine.


We offer programs designed for specific conditions including, heart disease, pain management, women’s health and cancer.

Integrative cardiovascular care

Dr. Christopher Suhar, Integrative Cardiologist, Scripps Clinic.

Integrative cardiovascular care

Our cardiovascular care includes natural and integrative modalities that can prevent heart disease. We offer nutrition counseling, stress reduction and a host of tools for healthy lifestyle change as well as for recovery. Learn more about integrative cardiovascular care.

Integrative pain management

Dr. Robert Bonakdar, MD, Integrative Medicine, Scripps Clinic.

Integrative pain management

Reduce or eliminate chronic pain with natural and nonnarcotic medicine, such as acupuncture, biostimulation, biofeedback, Healing Touch and therapeutic massage. Let our integrative pain management specialists create a personalized plan so you can live a more active life. Learn more about integrative pain management.

Integrative women’s health

Dr. Sarah Dalhoumi, MD, Integrative Medicine, Scripps Clinic, sitting in a chair smiling in the office of Scripps Center for Integrtaive Medicine.

Integrative women’s health

Gain more control over your health with a range of integrative therapies and preventive medicine just for women. From hormonal imbalances, thyroid conditions and weight loss to headaches and pain relief, see how holistic medicine can be a source of healing. Learn more about integrative women’s health.

Additional programs and services 

Scripps’ award-winning health care includes a host of integrative therapies and natural, preventive approaches. In addition to our core programs listed above, we offer healing modalities for other conditions and health concerns. Turn to our integrative specialists for a holistic approach to the following health issues.

About our program

Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine offers groundbreaking, personalized programs that change lives by helping people prevent, reverse and treat chronic conditions and regain health. 


At the center, our experts serve as consultants to advance integrative modalities and optimize health care. We aid in diagnosis for all Scripps patients by offering a full spectrum of imaging services and with advanced testing methods. We treat cardiovascular disease, cancer, headaches, chronic pain and women’s health, among other specialties. And we foster a kind, warm approach in a soothing environment, designed to relax and renew.

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Dr. James Gray, Integrative Cardiology, Scripps Clinic, and Dr. Douglas Triffon, Integrative Cardiology, Scripps Clinic, demonstrate our collaborative, team-based approach to patient care.

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The holistically designed lobby of Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine welcomes you with a calm, harmonious environment to start your visit.

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The outdoor heated lap pool at Shiley Sports and Fitness Center is one of the many preventive health and fitness services available.

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A cardiac rehab patient and physician take advantage of our outdoor track behind the center to exercise as part of the patient’s regimen.

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Dr. Marni Hillinger, Integrative Physiatrist, Scripps Clinic, conducts a physical exam on patient, using her specialized training in musculoskeletal care.

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Healing Touch practitioner Liz Fraser applies this energy-based, noninvasive treatment to restore energy and relieve pain and anxiety.

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This yoga class can be an effective complement to your current medical care when practiced with your physician’s approval.

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Dr. Christopher Suhar, Integrative Cardiology, Scripps Clinic, serves as the medical director of Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine.

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The specialized staff of Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine offers a range of leading medical therapies for optimal prevention and treatment.