What is Integrative Medicine?
Finally, you DON’T have to choose! There is a place where natural medical care meets traditional medical care. Integrative Medicine focuses on the Patient/ Practitioner Relationship. Your Doctor or Nurse Practitioner get to know you and your medical history, lifestyle, symptoms, medical concerns, and goals . All that information is collective and used together to look at the whole person. This allows every therapeutic avenue to be explored for the patient to achieve wellness. Integrative medicine was the first alternative medicine to combine the benefits of science-based mainstream medicine with complementary alternative therapies. This means you get the benefits from both Alternative Healing Tools like Diet, Exercise, Massage, Chiropractics, Pilates, Yoga, or Supplements etc. and Western Traditional Healing Tools like Prescriptions, IV Therapies, Blood Tests, Allergy Testing, etc.
What is Holistic Medicine?
Holistic Medicine is the art and science of healing that addresses the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. The practice of holistic medicine integrates conventional and alternative therapies to prevent and treat disease, and most importantly, to promote optimal health.
[Principles of Holistic Medicine|American Holistic Health Association]
What is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)?
Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, or DOs, are fully licensed physicians who practice in all areas of medicine. Emphasizing a whole-person approach to treatment and care, DOs are trained to listen and partner with their patients to help them get healthy and stay well.
[American Osteopathic Association]