Integrative Medicine addresses the root causes of disease and utilizes comprehensive medicine, with the goal to maximize the natural healing mechanisms within the human body. Healing comes from within the patient, as the physician fosters health through personalized treatment, education, motivation, and compassion. Integrative Medicine incorporates traditional medical practices along with alternative practices, without partiality. These integrative treatments address mental, physical, emotional, and environmental health. The intention of Integrative Medicine is to seek truth and to ensure that the practice of medicine is congruent with scientific evidence, safety, efficacy, and clinical judgement.
Integrative Medicine seeks to answer the question:
Does the treatment address the root cause of disease?
The field of Integrative Medicine works to optimize medical care by using evidence-based treatments and therapies that are oriented in health and well being.