Changing the way health care is delivered in the 21st century
Integrative Medicine is a healing oriented approach to medicine, which accounts for the person as a whole (mind, body, spirit), considering all aspects of an individual's lifestyle. Integrative Medicine emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between a doctor or provider and a patient, making use of all appropriate therapies both conventional and alternative. Integrative medicine can be incorporated to any of our urgent care, primary care, and family doctor services.
Groundbreaking research and technological breakthroughs in science over the past ten years are showing conclusively the interactions between the brain and the immune system. Even skeptics realize the mind-body connection is real. We now have the science to understand the connection between the brain and the immune system and the correlation between emotions and disease.
At the same time, "Healthcare" in the United States has been reduced to a system of "disease care". When you think about the word, healthcare, you realize that it should be very much about prevention; being in touch with our body, mind and spirit, all together with an ongoing awareness approach.
Many people have a deepening dissatisfaction with the health care system as it is today. It often leaves doctors feeling rushed and overwhelmed and patients feeling as if they're nothing more than their disease and their symptoms.
As a result, a growing number of doctors and patients alike are embracing the philosophy of Integrative Medicine and its whole-person approach.
Integrative Medicine provides more time, more attention and a broader approach to healing – one that is not based solely on the Western biomedical model, but also draws from other cultures and medical philosophies.
In the end, it's all about you. You are not a statistic or a trend. You are an individual, with specific needs and goals. Healthcare, when thought of in that light, is Integrative Medicine.