Integrative Medicine- The need of the hour!
Integrative medicine has been defined as “the practice of medicine that reaffirms 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, health care professionals and disciplines to support optimal health and healing.
Integrating the traditional healing systems of our country should be the focus as their resurgence is necessary for drug free living. Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy are the three main Indian systems of medicine which can complement each other for better and long-term healing solutions. Their integration offers a holistic approach which would promote mind body medicine in a comprehensive manner.
Services are based on three major areas:
Preventive Healthcare – Stop Diabetes, Prevent Obesity, Avoid Depression and prevent complications of many medical conditions. Indian Medicine based stress and lifestyle management will be the basis.
Disease management – Management of Major non-communicable diseases like Pain related conditions, Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Bronchitis, Infertility, Insomnia, Childhood and disorders in elderly etc.
Rehabilitation –Integrative rehab such as cardiac rehab, pulmonary rehab, neuro-rehab, psychiatric rehab etc.
Article By :
Dr. Vasudha M Sharma