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.
Integrative medicine neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies uncritically. Instead, practitioners are taught that good medicine is based on good science; it is inquiry-driven and open to new modalities of healing. Effective interventions that are natural, less invasive, and more cost-effective should be used whenever possible. Alongside the concepts of treatment, the broader concepts of health promotion and the prevention of illness are paramount.
Phx Business Journal Article
Article in Phoenix Business Journal is online at bizjournals.com (10-31-12)
Arizona Integrative Health Center Opening
Drs. Andrew Weil and Victoria Maizes talk about the Center opening: watch the video.
Webinar: A Home Detox for Cancer Prevention available online
View Drs. Weil and Maizes' comments on the Center's Opening.
The University of Arizona Integrative Health Center will treat you to a level of customer service unparalleled in the industry.
You will receive a full spectrum of primary care services, where your physician will take interest in you as a whole person (taking into account any existing health conditions, lifestyle, diet and exercise) and provide you with a broad range of conventional and complementary health services to best suit your needs. A team of practitioners will work together to guide you in finding your own path to health and wellness.
Our primary care providers are all graduates of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM) Fellowship in Integrative Medicine — the top program in integrative medical education worldwide.
The Integrative Health Center is operated by District Medical Group in affiliation with the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.
In this month's newsletter: Staff Spotlight: How we practice self-care, What preventative steps should I be taking to reduce my risk of developing osteoporosis?, In the News: Gaining Portion Control, Food for Thought: Building Better Bones, Recipe: Sweet & Spicy Kale Chips, and Environmental Health: Cadmium and Bone Health
Read this month's newsletter: May 2013