Integrative medicine —personalized care for the 21st century
Integrative medicine takes a broad view of a patient's past history and current health and the person's place in his or her family, workplace, and community, including a heavy emphasis on nutrition, lifestyle and the effects of stress. An integrative medicine practitioner applies traditional medicine approaches when needed and looks to a wide variety of holistic therapies for alternatives when appropriate, such as:
- Tai chi
- Western herbalism, supplements and vitamins
Patients often choose integrative medicine services as a lifetime investment in their own health and well-being.