In January 2001, Universidad Central del Caribe (UCC) inaugurated Centro Universitario de Medicina Integral y Complementaria de Puerto Rico (CUMIC) to satisfy the demand of the population of Puerto Rico. Following recommendation of medical institutions of the United States and International, UCC embarked in a project compared only with similar centers of renowned universities.
CUMIC is founded with the main purpose of bringing health services, education and to promote investigations, to cover the necessity of people and health professionals to receive treatment of alternative and complementary medicine, information and education based in real information of medical studies.
The medical integrative services offered in CUMIC are unique in its class it gathers specialties in conventional and alternative medicine such as: Traditional Chinese Medicine (Medical Acupuncture), Bioenergetic Medicine, Chiropractic, and Therapeutic Massage. In CUMIC integration is formed under continued education, communication, and professionalism of the faculty when treating the most complexes illnesses. This has given us the opportunity of receiving Puerto Rico government funds for the complementary treatment of patient with Cancer, Miastenia Gravis, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, and Muscular Dystrophy.