Integrative wellness is healing-oriented therapy that takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative.
In fact, for thousands of years, the practice of Chinese Medicine by theory follows what is defined as the principles of Integrative medicine. Using the holistic approach, a Chinese Medicine healer considers the impact of the internal and external environments on the mind, body and spirit of an individual when determining the cause of their symptoms and developing an individualized treatment.
AS YOUR INTEGRATIVE WELLNESS PRACTITIONER, I PRACTICE AND VALUE THE PRINCIPLES OF INTEGRATIVE HEALTH & WELLNESS THAT INCLUDE,
-A partnership between patient and practitioner in the healing process
-Use of the broader concepts of promotion of health and the prevention of illness as well as the treatment of disease
-Appropriate use of conventional and alternative methods to facilitate the body’s innate healing response
-Consideration of all factors that influence health, wellness and disease, including mind, spirit and community as well as body
-A philosophy that seeks a balance between the use of either sound conventional and/or alternative and complementary therapies to meet the individual health needs of the patient
-Recognition that good medicine should be based on good science, be inquiry driven, and be open to new paradigms
-Use of natural, effective, less-invasive interventions whenever possible
-As your practitioner being a model of health and healing, committed to the process of self-exploration and self-development