Integrative Medicine combines conventional medicine with evidence-based complementary medicine, therapies and lifestyle interventions for the treatment and prevention of disease. The patient-practitioner relationship is collaborative and supportive, empowering patients to take control of their health and wellbeing.
Integrative medical practice makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare providers and disciplines to achieve the best health outcome for each individual patient. Doctors and complementary healthcare practitioners implement conventional diagnostic and prescribing approaches alongside innovative screening technologies and nutritional and lifestyle therapy.
Integrative Medicine empowers patients and health practitioners with a wider range of treatment, screening and prevention options, a collaborative relationship, and an emphasis on preventive medicine. (National Institute of Integrative Medicine website)