Integrative Medicine (IM) is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapies.
Our integrative care program is based on the intrinsic belief that:
– People are human even when they are sick.
– The body mind and spirit are interconnected.
– That state of mind, attitude, outlook and emotions affect and influence health and healing.
– Activities that reduce stress, increase a sense of peace, joy and happiness.
– Strengthen relationships with loved ones and with the Self.
– Strengthen spirituality, promote smiles and laughter.
– Reconnect people with their bodies and with Nature.
*all of the above are agents in promoting healing.
Our MISSION is to…
Empower patients to care for themselves and be active agents in their healing process through an interdisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, and therapists working together with the patient, as part of the team.
For us to…
Optimize the care provided to patients and improve their quality of life through an integrative practice that offers conventional medicine with complementary treatments.
The Defining Principles of Integrative Medicine
Patient and practitioner are partners in the healing process.
All factors that influence health, wellness, and disease are taken into consideration, including mind, spirit, and community, as well as the body.
Appropriate use of both conventional and alternative methods facilitates the body’s innate healing response.
Effective interventions that are natural and less invasive should be used whenever possible.
Integrative medicine neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies uncritically.
Good medicine is based in good science. It is inquiry-driven and open to new paradigms.
Alongside the concept of treatment, the broader concepts of health promotion and the prevention of illness are paramount.
Practitioners of integrative medicine should exemplify its principles and commit themselves to self-exploration and self-development.
*source: Andrew Weil Center , University of Arizona USA
“Porque tratamos pessoas, pensamos nas pessoas e preocupamo-nos com o seu conforto e bem estar.”