CARE PRINCIPLES

A partnership between patient and practitioner in the healing process.

As practitioners of holistic and complementary disciplines, we believe it’s important to look at the body as a whole in order to treat the underlying causes of acute and chronic health concerns. In our view, the body, mind and spirit work together as integrated partners in the quest for optimal health.

 

Principles of integrative medicine include:

A philosophy that welcomes collaboration between conventional medicine and alternative therapies and an appropriate use of these methods to facilitate the body's innate healing response.

Recognizing that good medicine is based in good science, is inquiry driven, and is open to new paradigms.

Embracing the broader concepts of health promotion and illness prevention, in addition to treating disease.

Considering all factors that influence health, wellness, and disease, including mind, spirit, body, and community.

Using natural, effective, less-invasive interventions whenever possible.

Practitioners who model health and healing and who are committed to the process of self-exploration and self-development.

 

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