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integrative medicine

Alternative medicine
(1) A general term for the use of both mainstream and alternative approaches to diagnose and treat disease.
(2) The practice of medicine that 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, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.

Mainstream medicine
The incorporation of alternative therapies in patient management, such as ayurvedic medicine, bodywork, Chinese medicine, homeopathy, mind/body medicine and naturopathy. The philosophy of integrative medicine is that while there is no peer-reviewed evidence that incorporated alternative therapies work, nor is there proof that it they do not; in some patients, the integrative approach may actually provide some benefit, even if it is merely placebo in nature.

integrative medicine

The 'new medicine' A term for the incorporation of alternative therapies into mainstream medical practice. See Alternative medicine, Integrative technique; Cf Mainstream medicine, Osteopathy.

in·te·gra·tive med·i·cine

(in'tĕ-grā-tiv med'i-sin)
Combines mainstream medical therapies with complementary and alternative medical therapies for which there is some reliable scientific evidence of safety and effectiveness.
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Bradley Leech, University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Health, Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine, 15 Broadway, Ultimo, NSW, 2007, Australia
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The survey topic of integrative medicine was divided into 3 parts.
They also have to be involved by actively participating in their own care, which includes daily dietary and lifestyle adjustments that I refer to as 'homework.' That's integrative medicine to me, and it's what I've been doing for more than 20 years."
Children's will name the clinic the Kiran Stordalen and Horst Rechelbacher Pediatric Pain, Palliative and Integrative Medicine Clinic in recognition of this lead gift.
The DNA Centre for Integrative Medicine and Wellness combines cutting-edge, scientific-based Western medicine with Eastern alternative modalities and has the potential to turn the emirate into a health and wellness destination.
It is ironic that chapter 13 on 'Continuing professional development', which deals so thoroughly with 'Evidence-based health care', is followed by the final and new chapter on 'Integrative medicine' that 'seeks to combine the very best of conventional, complementary, alternative and traditional medicine'.
Anderson Integrative Medicine Program's Eighth Annual Oncology Training Conference for Acupuncturists in Houston, Texas, July 18-20.
US-based DNA Health Corp has signed a leasing agreement with Abu Dhabi's Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) towards establishing an integrative medicine and wellness centre in the UAE capital.
Abu Dhabi's Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) has signed a leasing agreement for an integrative medicine and wellness centre in Saadiyat Island's The Collection retail complex.

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