Integrative or Integrated Medicine is a system of medicine that incorporates a combinations of traditional knowledge, wisdom, alternative methods, allopathic medicine, modern science and technology to enable us to understand patients and their illnesses comprehensively and holistically.
The aim of this system and rationale is to aid the clinician to obtain a better overall understanding of patient’s health status in order to provide the best possible Integrative treatment and care.
It is a truely Holistic Medicine.
An Integrative Medicine Practitioner is a lateral thinker and always has best possible treatment protocols in mind for their patients.
Often the best of Orthodox and Complementary medicine is incorporated whether it be by cross referral, or by direct application.
Usually this kind of Practitioner has been exposed to many modalities and understands the benefits, application and limitations of these practices.