What is Integrative Medicine Anyway?
Integrative Medicine both saved my life and created a life. That’s a pretty bold statement but it’s my true to life experience. When I say ‘saved” my life I don’t necessarily mean from a terminal disease like cancer – but rather it provided me with the health I needed to live a life that was abundant and fulfilling and to me that is a life saved. [pullquote align=”left|center|right” textalign=”left|center|right” width=”40%”]When asked to describe the healthcare they want, women describe integrative medicine [/pullquote]
And if it wasn’t for the integrative approach to my health, my beautiful little son wouldn’t be here either. This is a little boy who has brought so much joy to my life it’s indescribable. Wow – I can’t even begin to imagine my life without him! What a welcome gift after so many fertility struggles! No fertility pills – just giving my body what it needed and getting to the root cause by balancing my hormones. It seems unreal but really it’s pretty intuitive when you think about it.
At the time, I didn’t know anything about Integrative Medicine, and I didn’t even know that was the type of care I was receiving. I’ve noticed that is the case with many women I talk too. Yet anyone I know that has moved from taking a traditional approach to their health toward an integrative approach is very much like me and would never go back. It’s why I’m so passionate about teaching people that this type of medical approach exists (and not just for fertility issues). [pullquote align=”right” textalign=”right” width=”20%”]Only 23% of women know the term Integrative Medicine[/pullquote]
So if you’re wondering what Integrative Medicine even is, you’re not alone. When we did a survey of women in Canada I wasn’t all that surprised to find out that only 23% of women knew the term “Integrative Medicine”. Surprisingly though, when women have been asked to describe the type of healthcare they want – they describe something REALLY REALLY close to Integrative Medicine!
Let’s be frank, as women, we know what we want – now all we need is to know how to get it!
Dr. Adam Perlman, from Duke Integrative Medicine, describes Integrative Medicine so eloquently so I’ll let you check out his quick video.
Check it out!