Alternative medicine is a combined term used for various methods or practices of healing brought in practice by physicians or non-physicians, in addition to or apart from the conventional medicine. Taking an holistic approach involves seeking the tools that will help us attract our desires and find personal power. The holistic practitioner is interested not only in a medical history, but also genetics, nutrition, environment, family relationships, stress levels, and other factors.
We are seeking outstanding individuals in the above disciplines that are interested in being part of the future of medicine. Holistic medicine is likely to involve complementary or alternative medicine (CAM), such as homeopathy, acupuncture , osteopathy, chiropractic techniques or herbalism.
Many patients benefit from having direct access to our Integrative Medicine programs at the hospital. When an individual seeks holistic treatment for a particular illness or condition, other health problems improve without direct treatment, due to improvement in the performance of the immune system, which is one of the goals of holistic medicine.
Integrative medicine is a term that emphasizes the combination of both conventional and alternative approaches to address the biological, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of health and illness. In a recent survey of Swedish GPs, the GPs put an emphasis on the consultation process as being an important tool for achieving an holistic view of patients and their problems.
While I wouldn’t go so far as to say that no medicine is beneficial for you…in my case, most aren’t. Call 858-554-3300 for more information or to schedule an appointment with Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine. In the same survey, GPs found an holistic view both meaningful and present in their daily work.