Today, hospitals go beyond conventional healthcare services; customized medicine is associated with integrative medicine. Scientific studies show that stress, trauma, and environmental factors cause many conditions in the modern age and they also trigger the need for a holistic approach in healthcare. In this holistic approach; systems that have been designed to support physical and mental well-being such as mindfulness, yoga, acupuncture, meditation, and healthy diet, are combined with elements of modern conventional medicine. The American Hospital’s investments in integrative medicine took shape and became noticeable with Code Lotus, which was deployed into service in 2018 with the inspirational motto “Cure Yourself”.
The Code Lotus project is based on the principle of executing programs that combine effective holistic approaches, which make significant contributions to physical and mental well-being that are not just exclusive to our employees, but anyone who attempts to cope with the pace and stress inherent in modern life. As is the case with many hospitals like the Cleveland Clinic and MD Anderson, which are leaders in their fields, Code Lotus offers programs in line with integrative medicine to patients and employees suffering from severe stress.
While Code Blue is defined as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Code Lotus addresses the holistic resuscitation of the soul, body, and mind. Yoga and awareness classes that are specially designed for pregnant women, cancer patients, patients with heart diseases, patients receiving obesity treatment and those suffering from chronic pain are all available at Code Lotus. Mindfulness programs are conducted for employees to cope with stress and burnout syndrome. Homeopathy, biofeedback, chiropractic, music therapy, dance therapy, art therapy, Ayurvedic counseling, acupuncture, massage, yoga, and meditation are some of the other treatments offered by this program.
Code Lotus is one of the American Hospital’s best examples of employing innovation to support medical recovery. Being driven by modern Western therapeutic approaches and novel scientific research, Code Lotus addresses the concept of “conscious awareness” and creates a shift in perspective and greater clarity in the way we define health and healing.