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Integrative Medicine



Integrative medicine (IM) combines alternative methods of health care with conventional methods, providing the patient with a larger set of best practice choices to fit needs and conditions. Integrative practices may be based on ancient wisdom; supernatural ideas; use of herbs; the body’s own healing mechanisms; alternative healing techniques such as acupuncture, mindfulness techniques, diets, or movement; and guided therapies. Complementary medicine (CM), complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), integrated medicine or alternative medicine (AM), and holistic medicine are among many alternate names used. It is also often considered synonymous with functional medicine.

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Advancing Integrative Medicine

Integrative medicine is about combining the best of all healthcare practices for the benefit of patients says Professor Kerryn Phelps AM, doctor and past president of the Australian Medical Association.

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Integrative Women’s Health

Integrative Women’s Health remains the only in-depth, broad-based reference on integrative women’s health written for health professionals.

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Integrative Medicine

Integrative medicine, which focuses on caring for the whole human being—body, mind, spirit, and community, not just flesh, bones, and organs—is steadily becoming a desirable and logical option for many people.

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What Is Integrative Medicine? | Andrew Weil, M.D.

Dr. Weil explains the meaning of the term and what integrative medicine does for those who are looking for ways to stay healthy and live a long life.

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Staying Healthy with the Seasons

Nature’s cycles affect not only the external climate, but also our internal health and mental well-being.

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A Revolution in Healthcare

According to Rachel Naomi Remen, Integrative Medicine offers the promise of living a good life, even though it may not be an easy life, or even a long life.

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Dr. Kelly McCann Discusses the Benefits of Integrative Medicine

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Reinventing Medicine: Beyond Mind-Body to a New Era of Healing

Larry Dossey forever changed our understanding of the healing process with his phenomenal New York Times bestseller, Healing Words.

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Types of Complementary Therapies

When you discuss a complementary therapy with your health care team and they agree that it is safe to try as part of your overall cancer care, this is called “integrative medicine.”

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Dr. Heather Eade: Integrative Medicine

Dr. Eade explains how the Integrative Medicine approach focuses on the whole patient, not just symptoms of illness. Treatments combine both conventional and natural remedies.

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