Introduction to Integrative Medicine in the Primary Care Setting

Melinda Ring*, Rupa Mahadevan

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Integrative Medicine has been described as “healing oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit) including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes therapeutic relationships and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative.” National surveys consistently report that approximately one-third of adults and 12% of children use complementary and integrative medicine approaches. Although there are barriers to primary care professionals engaging in discussions about lifestyle change and complementary and integrative medicine options, there is also great potential to impact patient well-being.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-215
Number of pages13
JournalPrimary Care - Clinics in Office Practice
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2017

Keywords

  • Alternative medicine
  • Complementary medicine
  • Integrative medicine
  • Philosophy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)

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