What is Integrative Medicine?

Integrative medicine and health reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic and lifestyle approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.

-Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health

Holy Wells



Holy wells are found throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. In 2013, while on a trip to Ireland to connect with my Celtic roots, I came across St. Brighid’s Well in Ireland. Holy wells are places where people pray for healing and transformation.  I named my Integrative Medicine practice Holiwell (pronounced “wholly well”) Health because I want it to be a source of information, empowerment and inspiration for those seeking healing and transformation in their lives.”-


Deborah Ann Ballard, MD, MPH