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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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In such situations integrative motivation becomes compelling factor for successful acquisition of second language (Crookes and Schmidt 1991).
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.
Martin did extensive research with successful CEO's, Fortune 100 companies and leadership experts and found one common thread was their ability to use integrative thinking.
Integrative medicine is firstly about health and supporting health when a person is ill by introducing a health-promoting diet, exercise, stress management, optimising nutrition, developing a more robust immune system, and using other health modalities and techniques.

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