Blending scientifically proven alternative practices with the best of conventional medicine, Integrative Medicine defines health as much more than the absence of disease. Safety and effectiveness of botanical (herbal) therapies and dietary supplements, as well as interactions between herbs, vitamins, prescriptions and foods. For example, turning to acupuncture to manage asthma isn’t considered integrative medicine—unless it’s used in coordination with, say, an inhaler.
It considers neural qualities as phenotypes and is chiefly taking into account the perception that the sensory systems of people, even of those fitting in with the same species, may not be indistinguishable. NorthShore’s practitioners have the highest certifications in their fields and substantial experience in caring for people with a broad range of conditions.
Some benefits of community acupuncture include, but not limited to, promoting a healing environment, affordability, shortened appointments, and the ability to be treated with family and friends. Ranked among the top schools of pharmacy nationally, the college supports research, service and educational programs enhanced with online technologies.
Some schools offer a long list of degree and certificates in a number of modalities while others focus specifically on one or two areas of study, such as massage therapy or acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). They use a wide range of integrative medicine therapies that aim to treat the whole person – mind, body and spirit.
I do Eastern Chinese herbs and also at the Drake Center we have Dr. Drake and Dr. Shotwell doing acupuncture and we have laser therapy. We provide an hour-long evaluation and counseling program to help patients match integrative medicine offerings with individual needs.