Definitions for "Integrative medicine"
Unlike conventional doctors, integrative medical practitioners take a holistic approach to healing. Rather than treating symptoms, these practitioners seek out the root of the problem and may use a combination of conventional and alternative therapies in order to restore the body to optimum health.
Used interchangeably with the term "alternative medicine," this system integrates traditional, allopathic methods with nontraditional method.
practitioners of integrative medicine have training and interest in both conventional Western medicine and alternative and complementary therapies, bringing a variety of techniques to their practices.