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1. Of or relating to integration.
2. Tending or serving to integrate.
3. Relating to a multidisciplinary, holistic approach to medicine that combines conventional treatments with alternative therapies such as homeopathy or naturopathy.

in′te·gra′tive·ly adv.

Patient discussion about integrative

Q. My child is suffering from autism and was told to have Auditory Integration Therapy…what is it?

A. An Alternative Treatments where the child listens to different sounds with the goal to improve on language comprehension and it helps receive more balanced sensory input from the environment they live in. It has been reported that children had significant behavioral and language gains after this treatment.

Q. How can I get my son into a normal school? He was diagnosed as autistic but he is intelligent and is able to go through normal education. But I don’t want him to be socially disconnected…

A. If done in a proper way it can be an excellent idea! Your son will flourish and will develop as best as he can. But if just moving him to a regular school without any preparation to him, class and teacher- that can end up very bad. So talk to the teacher the headmaster and councilor explain and work up a plan. Then it must be explained to the class. and don’t forget your son…he needs to understand that he might get unpleasant reactions sometimes.

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SOURCE Centers for Integrative Medicine and Healing
Joya Schoen, Founder and Medical Director of Mid-Florida Integrative Medicine, states, "Our practice works as a team to help our patients achieve their health goals.
Issels Integrative Immunotherapy distinguishes itself decisively from mere vaccine administration by integrating specific autologous cancer vaccines, such as Dendritic Cell Vaccine, as well as autologous Lymphokine-Activated Killer (LAK) Cells and activated autologous Natural Killer (NK) Cells, which work on the cellular level of the immune system, into a comprehensive immunobiologic core treatment addressing the tumor microenvironment.
The vast number of herbs available across the world, as well as factors such as standardization, source, and product type, and the hazards of generalization when such variation exists," furthers confusion about the use of herbs as a treatment within integrative care.
This bouncing from one healing paradigm to another when discussing a case characterizes the uniqueness of an integrative medical approach to patient care.
Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, the nation's largest chain of integrative pharmacies, announced today that it has established an Integrative Health Advisory Board (IHAB).
Dramatic changes in work, the workplace, and work patterns point to a need for more integrative approaches to life and work.
Smith, Smith, and Stullenbarger (1991) used Cooper's (1991) five-stage process for conducting an integrative review of research to present a detailed explanation of the process so that librarians would have a better understanding of the needs of the researcher and how these needs could best be served (Smith et al.
About ACAM: The American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) is a not-for-profit Organization dedicated to educating physicians and other health care professionals on the safe and effective application of integrative medicine.
For years I've wanted a peer-reviewed journal that emphasizes the diversity of integrative medicine and gives everyone involved in healing a voice to share their work and success.

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