Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM)

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Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM)
Merged intoAcademic Collaborative for Integrative Health (ACIH)
HeadquartersLa Jolla, CA 92037

The Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine is a U.S.-based organization that promotes holistic integrative medicine. Its goal is to incorporate traditional, complementary, and integrative medical approaches into the health care system.[1]


It went through some renamings and changes from the American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA) organization founded in 1978. Those involved at that time included C.Norman Shealy, Gladys Taylor McGarey, Bill McGarey, Gerald Looney, and Evarts Loomis.[2] In 1980 founding of the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) took place inspired by AHMA.[2] In 2013, leaders from AHMA and American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM) came together with other leaders in integrative health to form the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM).[2] The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM), “the Academy” and the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health (ACIH), “the Collaborative” merged in January of 2021 to advance holistic and integrative health globally.[3]




  1. "vision". website AIHM. Retrieved 2021-06-17.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "History". Website AIHM. Retrieved 2021-11-25.
  3. "ACIH/AIHM Merger". Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health. Retrieved 2022-02-23.