Integrative Medicine. Integrative Medicine is an approach to healthcare that emphasizes the ability of individuals to heal by natural processes. To accomplish this, each person must recognize their central and essential role in their own health and well-being. Similarly, health practitioners must defer their “authority” to nature and respect the individual’s need to direct the process. The essential role of the practitioner is in the healing partnership; creating a relationship that is charged by the practitioner’s intelligence and experience, skills and intention.
Integrative Medicine is healing and prevention oriented. It incorporates modalities that focus on the mind and spirit as well as those that are more conventionally rooted in the biological sciences. Integrative Medicine is finding its place with those whose minds are open while remaining grounded in credible practices.