Objectives of AIMM
It is AIMM's aim to track sickness to its root causes and provide concrete and achievable strategies to manage patients and transform them from sickness to health. The following Objectives are guidelines towards that endeavour:
- To promote and enhance among practitioners of integrative medicine the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.
- To promote education and research on integrative medicine which is a new term that emphasizes the combination of both conventional and alternative approaches to address the biological, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of health and illness, which emphasizes respect for the human capacity for healing, the importance of the relationship between the practitioner and the patient, a collaborative approach to patient care among practitioners, and the practice of conventional, complementary and alternative healthcare that is evidence-based.
- To promote integrative medicine's primary goal of providing patients with team based health services that combine Western (Allopathic) medicine with complementary treatments in modern evolving settings, emphasizing integrated treatment modalities.