Integrative healing is an approach that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of their lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and client, and makes use of all appropriate therapies.
Integrative Healing Principals
Client 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. The broader concepts of health promotion and the prevention of illness are equally important.
Practitioners of integrative healing should exemplify its principles and commit themselves to their own self-exploration and self-development. I continually update my skills and knowledge with continuing education programs and regularly receive alternative therapeutic sessions for my own health and healing.
A New Paradigm for Healing
Traditionally, the term integrative healng is defined as the blending of complementary and alternative medicine methods, together with mainstream or allopathic medicine.
Many people no longer use that definition since leading experts insist that good medicine is medicine that works, no matter if the source is conventional, complementary, or alternative. Therefore, there has been a trend to use the term 'integrative healing', which encompasses the wider systems in place that affect health and illness, including familial, occupational, societal, and ecological. I address all of these aspects in a unique integrative approach to your health and healing.