Integrative Medicine (IM) is defined as 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 (AzCIM).
Main principles of integrative medicine are as follows:
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.
Dr. Raman is available for Integrative medicine consults. Each consult will last 60-90 mins long and requires in depth history taking and is not covered by insurance. It is important to fill your paper work at least 1 week ahead of time before this appointment.
Some of the common conditions that would benefit from Integrative medicine consult are as below:
Life Style Changes, Pre-diabetes, Diabetes, Stress Management, Autoimmune Conditions, Insomnia, Chronic Fatigue, Weight Management, Metabolic Syndrome, Early Stages of High Blood Pressure, Fibromyalgia, Menopause and Hormonal Imbalances.