“Integrative medicine... combines mainstream medical therapies and CAM therapies for which there is some high-quality scientific evidence of safety and effectiveness.” http://nccam.nih.gov/health
Holistic Medicine is the art and science of healing that addresses care of the whole person – body, mind, and spirit… integrates conventional and complementary therapies to promote optimal health and to prevent and treat disease by addressing contributing factors.” American Holistic Med Assoc, est 1977
Post-Lyme Syndrome? Autoimmune Disorder? Chronic Infection? Something different? All of the above?
First described by Rheumatologist Three Equivocal Studies Conflict of interest Insurance company interests
Represent complex disorders that often require a multidisciplinary approach, and will benefit from a Holistic or Integrative Plan Integrative Medicine represents a bigger tool box, plus a more compassionate and effective system In Conclusion