What is the difference between traditional medicine and integrative medicine? What advantages does this medicine offer for patients? Why choose this type of medicine?
According to the World Health Organization, health "is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not just the absence of disease or infirmity." To achieve this goal, integrative medicine put all its attention on the patient and addresses the whole range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect the health of the person.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the chemical synthesis of medicines and the birth of large pharmaceutical industries left the approach to a more natural medicine in the background to try to cure the diseases of patients. Over time, many doctors and patients began to demand attention beyond the chemical protocol. According to the book Nature Cure: The History of Alternative Medicine in America, in the 90s, 42% of the population used alternative therapies to cure their ailments.
Integrative medicine treats the person, not only the illness.
The word 'integrative' means to collect all the knowledge accumulated by traditional medicine and, in addition, to merge and mix, other knowledges that until now have proven to be beneficial to the health of people. At the same time, the integrative medicine is born with the will to correct deficiencies of protocols that affect the relationship between the doctor and the patient.
To do this, use a personalized strategy that considers the conditions, needs and particular circumstances of each patient. Communication is a key factor in knowing each person and being able to offer the necessary support for their healing. For its part, the patient who understands this new perspective gets more efficiently involved in his healing and assumes a part of the responsibility of his improvement process.
Integrative medicine uses the most appropriate interventions from a wide range of disciplines to cure diseases and help people not only to regain their health but also to maintain it.
The Institute of Integrative Health of Mallorca is born with the will to apply this new approach that places attention on health and not only on the disease. We understand the return to health not only as the disappearance of the symptom but as a way of understanding the expression of our biology and as a process of self-knowledge. We know that living with health is the result of the balance between our body, our mind, our emotions, our environment and the quality of our relationships. Being aware that our health is multifactorial directly affects our quality of life.
"Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend." Lao Tse