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Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Integrative medicine is a system of medicine that respects the balance of mind, body, and spirit. This approach blends a deep understanding of the synergistic effects of conventional and alternative medical concepts.

As defined by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institute of Health, "integrative medicine blends mainstream medical therapies with Complementary and Alternative Medical therapies that have a proven record of safety and effectiveness".

Integrative Medicine Is Based On:

  • Use of effective, natural resources that provide less invasive interventions.
  • Knowledge and guidance drawing on both conventional and alternative methods to promote an individual's health and well-being.
  • Recognition of new paradigms of medicine and evaluation of scientific research.
  • Discernment of the multiple factors that influence health including prevention of illness and treatment of disease.