2nd Edition of International Conference on
Integrative Medicine is a healthcare approach that takes into consideration the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It highlights the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient and makes use of all suitable therapies. It is the practise of partially incorporating components of complementary and alternative medicine into comprehensive treatment plans alongside solidly conventional methods of diagnosis and treatment.
Compared to complementary medicine, Integrative medicine has a larger meaning and mission. It is focused mainly on health and healing rather than disease and treatment. It considers whole patients body including mind and spirit for diagnosis and treatment. It also considers patients and doctors working to maintain health by paying attention to factors related to lifestyle such as diet, exercise, quality of rest and sleep, and the nature of relationships.