The name integrative therapy reflects the philosophy that health professionals should be aware of and use the best techniques from all of the healing arts to promote optimal health and wellness.
Integrative therapy, as we define it, is a scientific assessment of all reviews of medical and traditional practice used individually or in combination. The goal of integrative therapy is to use evidenced-based healthcare practices from all types of therapy to provide optimum healthcare outcome to an individual. All types of medical and traditional practices are options for treating any particular condition. Integrative therapy operates on the premise that prevention is the primary responsibility of the practitioner and patients and appreciates the influences of nutrition and lifestyle on health and illness.
The concept of integrative therapy represents universal values of healthcare. Integrative therapy shifts the orientation from curing disease to healing illness. It is based on a partnership between patient and practitioner that address well-being as well as seeking remedies… It teaches health care providers to honor the subtle, yet complex, interactions of mind, body , spirit, community and environment.