Integrative medicine focuses on treating a person holistically. This means that instead of treating a single symptom doctors will treat patients in a way that includes the body, mind and spirit of each person. Integrative care combines Western medicine with alternative methods of care. Some of the alternative methods of care include herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage,yoga, tai chi and nutritional counseling. By combining these methods a person can become a healthier person as a whole.
alternative + conventional = integrative
The combination of conventional medicine and alternative medicine is integrative medicine.