Integrative Medicine combines conventional western medicine with complementary and alternative therapies As we encourage the body’s innate tendency for healing, we endeavor to expand the conventional definition of healing to include mental, emotional and spiritual aspects. Neurogenetics cluster supports research of genes that cause neurological disorders; molecular mechanisms through which disease genes act; animal models and in vitro techniques for studying pathways of gene function; genetically-based studies of neuronal patterning, migration, connectivity, and cognitive/behavioral function; and the genetic basis of normal neural development and function.
Allopathic medicine or allopathy is an expression commonly used by homeopaths and proponents of other forms of alternative medicine to refer to mainstream medicine Specifically it refers to the use of pharmacologically active agents or physical interventions to treat or suppress symptoms or pathophysiologic processes of diseases or conditions.
A comprehensive approach to health care and prevention of disease employing conventional and many of the alternative medicine modalities, including acupuncture , chiropractic, herbal medicine , homeopathy , massage , nutraceuticals and physical therapy which integrates the body as a whole, including mind and spirit, rather than separate systems.
It emphasizes respect for the human capacity for healing, the importance of the relationship between the practitioner and the patient, a collaborative approach to patient care among practitioners, and the practice of conventional, complementary, and alternative health care that is evidence-based.
Integrative medicine and health reaffirm the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.