Integrative medicine is…
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health defines integrative medicine as combining “mainstream medical therapies and CAM [Complementary and Alternative Medicine] therapies for which there is some high-quality scientific evidence of safety and effectiveness.”
Integrative medicine is the “new” medicine that draws on ancient medicines
- IM considers all aspects of a person–body, mind, and spirit.
- IM emphasizes the healing value of partnership between practitioner and patient.
- IM recognizes the body’s innate ability to heal.
- IM uses natural and less invasive therapies, whenever possible.
- IM remembers to address wellness and prevent illness, not just treat disease and symptoms.
Sounds familiar? If you know the foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine, you’ll recognize these concepts.
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I work closely with an amazing health team, integrating TCM with a variety of other the therapies. Contact me if you’d like to learn more.