Integrative medicine places the patient at the center of a holistic approach to medical care. Patient's individual needs, risks, and goals are the main driving forces of any integrative therapy. Integrative medicine physicians are passionate about health and wellness and dedicate their work to preventing disease, maintaining health, and restoring good health to those who are ill.
Integrative medicine has at its core the following principles:
Integrative medicine combines conventional and complementary treatment options to achieve optimal health for the patient. It is based on the research which demonstrates that the human body has an innate healing mechanism. Illness occurs when the regenerative processes in the body are disturbed, and the body can no longer keep itself healthy.
Integrative medicine emphasizes the use of alternative treatment options necessary to bring the body to a healthy state.
Integrative medicine physicians focus on health optimization and often combine a variety of methods to optimize their patients' health: