What is Integrative Medicine?

“Integrative medicine is a philosophy of healthcare with a focus on individual patient care.  It combines the best of conventional western medicine with  complementary medicine and therapies.

Integrative Medicine reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, health care professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.

It takes into account the physical, psychological, social and spiritual wellbeing of the person with the aim of using the most appropriate, safe and evidence-based treatments available.” (Australasian Integrative Medicine Association)