Integrative Medicine is defined by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) as the combination of “treatment by conventional medicine and complementary alternative medicine (CAM) for which there is some high-quality evidence of safety and effectiveness.”
German Integrative Medicine (Naturheilkunde) is the most modern and most effective form of medicine. It makes use of holistic diagnostic and treatment modalities incorporating cutting-edge diagnostic tools and treatments of conventional medicine. The philosophy and some individual therapies that have traditionally been a part of German Integrative Medicine have been adopted by conventional medicine over the course of decades.
German Integrative Medicine and Conventional Medicine both agree that the goal of medicine is to restore ill patients to health. They only differ in the means and methods used to accomplish this noble end.
A growing global trend towards integrative medicine is rapidly developing because conventional medicine alone simply does not meet the needs of a large segment of society.
Patients want medical practitioners who are good listeners, caring and show empathy. Additionally, Patients are seeking medical practitioners who understand that the whole is more than just a sum of the individual parts and treat them accordingly.
Assessing the patient's tolerance for pain, not the threshold and holistically treating the physiological as well as the emotional aspect of pain.
Caring for and supporting women in all stages of life, tailoring treatment plans according to each woman's unique needs and honoring the importance of the mind-body unity.
Focusing on each individual's journey of recovery, treating physical and psychological symptoms of withdrawal and providing tools to overcome potential obstacles and setbacks in a healthy way.
"The natural state of the body is homeostasis; This can only be achieved by an activated system of controlled mechanisms with the brain and immune system representing a single, integrated system of defense."
The last Thirty years a lot of research has been done in psychoneuroimmunology. Back in 200 AD, Galen noted his observation on how “melancholic women are more susceptible to breast cancer than sanguine women;" more than 1800 years later, we find ourselves trying to find the physical evidence of something that happens within us every day: homeostasis.
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