Are you tired of being prescribed antibiotics every time your immune system succumbs to bacteria? Has your general practitioner ever asked if you were under a lot of stress when you became ill? Would you like to treat the problem, not just the disease? Then Integrative Medicine is just your thing.
Most of us have never heard of Integrative Medicine before. The core principle of Integrative Medicine is to treat the whole person, not just the disease. Integrative Medicine uses both traditional and nontraditional medical services to treat the mind, body and spirit. IM, as it's often called, depends on a partnership between the patient and the practitioner, where the goal is to treat the mind, body, and spirit, all at the same time.
Many patients visit Integrative Medicine practitioners because they are looking for something different to the conventional approach to treatment. A classic model of integrative care combines conventional Western medicine with alternative or complementary treatments, such as herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage, biofeedback, yoga, and stress reduction techniques - all in the effort to treat the whole person.
What makes Integrative Medicine appealing? Advocates point to deep dissatisfaction with a health care system that often leaves doctors feeling rushed and overwhelmed and patients feeling as if they're nothing more than a number. Integrative Medicine seems to promise more time, more attention, and a broader approach to healing - one that is not based solely on the Western biomedical model, but also draws from other cultures. Both Integrative Medicine practitioners and patients alike are bonding with the philosophy of Integrative Medicine and its whole-person approach - designed to treat the person, not just the disease.
Alma Mater Europaea – ECM launches the first Integrative Medicine graduate master’s study program in Slovenia in October 2014. Alma Mater Europaea professors will teach you how Integrative Medicine takes a balanced approach to wellness and health. They will show you how instead of reacting to illnesses and diseases as they happen, Integrative Medicine strives for prevention in order to deal with issues before they become serious enough to have a negative impact on the patients’ life. As an integrated medical practitioner you will be able to match the person and their health situation, to the treatments (in the correct order) that are right for them individually.