Whole Health focuses on what matters most to each of us. It empowers people thorough mindful awareness and self-care, recognizing the fundamental importance of healthy nutrition, activity, sleep, relationships, surroundings, and many other areas of our lives that contribute to our health and wholeness. Whole Health supports patient-centered, proactive, whole-person care. Conventional testing and treatment are combined with complementary and integrative health strategies such as yoga, tai chi, and acupuncture. Whole Health resources can support everyone in their journey toward optimal health.
Kansas City VA Medical Center proudly offers the following:
Veterans explore their mission, aspiration, and purpose (MAP) and begin building their Personal Health Plan (PHP). The Pathway includes the following classes:
Introduction to Whole Health: Introduces important information about the Whole Health approach and available offerings.
Taking Charge of My Life and Health (TCMLH): Allows the veteran to explore what matters most in their life.
Whole Health Clinical Care:
Within Whole Health, conventional medicine is used alongside Complimentary and Integrative Health (CIH) offerings and personalized health planning to provide a veteran-centered, innovative approach to self and overall care.
CIH Services: acupuncture, biofeedback, clinical hypnosis, guided imagery, massage, therapy, meditation, Tai Chi, yoga, and chiropractic care.
Health Coaching: Individual and/or group coaching services.
Advance Care Planning via Group Visit (ACP-GV) class:Answers questions about Advanced Care Planning and Advanced Directives (AD)for health care decision making.
Loved ones are welcome to attend.
Activities to support individual health and well-being. New classes are added routinely. Current Spring 2022 offerings include: