What is Integrative Medicine

Integrative medicine is an approach to healthcare that addresses a patient as a whole, taking into account the full range of physical, emotional, mental, psychosocial, socio-economic, spiritual, occupational, intellectual and environmental influences that shape a person’s health.

It is also a collaborative approach that combines effective treatments of both conventional mainstream (allopathic medicine) and complementary medicine in an evolving clinical setting. Whilst a traditional, medical model works well for acute illnesses, trauma and complicated surgeries, integrating mainstream with complementary medicine manages chronic diseases holistically with a goal to prevent diseases through the creation of health and curbing of global health problems.