About Us

Integrative medicine is a holistic, science-based health care approach that treats illness and promotes wellness by focusing on the biochemically unique aspects of each patient, and then individually tailoring interventions to restore physiological, psychological, and structural balance.

Integrative medicine focuses on understanding the fundamental physiological processes, the environmental inputs and the genetic predispositions that influence health and disease, so that interventions are focused on treating the cause of the problem, not just masking the symptoms. Seven basic principles underlie integrative medicine:

  • Medicine that connects the emerging research base to clinical practice
  • Biochemical individuality based on genetic and environmental uniqueness
  • Patient-centred care rather than disease-focused treatment
  • Dynamic balance of internal and external factors that affect total functioning
  • Web-like interconnections among the body’s physiological processes also affect every aspect of the integrative model
  • Health as a positive vitality, not merely the absence of disease
  • Promotion of organ reserve