Wednesday, January 16, 2008

“Inties” vs “Alties” – thar be a difference

Alternative and traditional medical care combine to heal middle-age figure skater. This article is a prime example of why I find integrative medicine so powerful. Alternative medicine is invariably exclusive from medicine, while Integrative medicine believes in playing alongside traditional medicine in order to obtain the best of both worlds. What's not to love?

“I did some digging to find a solution. After much research, I turned to the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at UCI… because of what it stands for: "Wellness through knowledge." This is the basis on which they work with their patients.

Their medical practitioners follow research-based techniques to get at the core issues of an illness or injury – not just mask symptoms with drugs (a remedy other doctors had tried with me in the past). My practitioner explained that the center strives to provide care which allows the body to heal itself — a natural approach that I liked and felt good about.

The center is "integrative" because it combines the efforts of traditional western medicine with alternative or integrative approaches— a combination that proved to be a winning formula for me!”

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