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IS INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE THE SAME AS COMPLEMENTARY OR ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE ?

No, alternative medicine and complementary medicine encompass treatments that are used in place of, and lie outside the realm of, traditional allopathic medicine, while integrative medicine is, conceptually, a relatively new term. Integrative medicine is an approach to delivering treatment that allows for the integration of both traditional medicine and alternative medicine therapies. Integrative medicine employs a holistic focus; in other words, focusing treatment on a patient's spiritual and mental needs as well as their physical needs.









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