Integrative medicine is a term that refers to the integration of conventional western medicine with more naturopathic approaches such as herbal medicine and the use of nutritional supplements.

Integrative medicine makes use of the best available evidence of both approaches to healing. One of its important characteristics is that it considers the mind-body-spirit connection within the patient and regards the patient as a whole.

Integrative medicine is based on a physician-patient partnership in which both conventional and complementary modalities are used to stimulate the body’s natural healing potential.