Integrative Medicine combines mainstream medical therapies and complementary medicine and picks the best scientifically validated therapies for treatment.
It recognises the importance of the partnership between patient and practitioner in the healing process. We often rely on specific “reductionist” medical diagnoses to help guide us to choose the best holistic treatment, taking symptoms into consideration, but focusing the treatment on the underlying causes.
Integrative Medicine is a philosophy which neither accepts nor rejects any type of medicine uncritically. It will not be subjugated to ideology or vested interests, but strive to do whatever is in the best interest of the patient.