We are an evidence based integrative medicine community. You’ll discover real world health outcomes reported by real patients, practitioners, and researchers to help answer the most important question you have:
Which certain integrative therapy, provider or treatment will work best for my specific situation? Show me the evidence.
You can find research, case studies, and real world outcomes from providers, and wellness plans to get transparency into the therapies. And remember to share the most important real world outcome of all - yours.
What is Evidence Based Integrative Medicine? How is it different from Conventional, Traditional, Complementary or Alternative Medicine?
Evidence Based Integrative Medicine uses patient-centered care with focus on the whole person: mind, body and spirit. It is driven by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic and lifestyle approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health.
Conventional medicine or western medicine [or allopathy] is a system of medicine that focuses primarily on a doctor treating a symptom, disease or medical condition, rather than on underlying causes. It is a disease-centered focus of medicine.
Traditional medicine is the knowledge, skills and practices of holistic healthcare, recognized and accepted for its role in the maintenance of health and the treatment of diseases.Complementary and Alternative Medicine [CAM] is a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional western medicine. Complementary medicine is used together with conventional medicine, and alternative medicine is used in place of conventional medicine. Integrative medicine combines conventional and CAM treatments for which there is evidence of safety and effectiveness. In general, natural medicinal remedies aim to tackle the root cause of a medical condition – as opposed to a temporary prescription drug fix. Most of these disciplines like Ayurveda, Yoga, and Traditional Chinese Medicine have been practiced over centuries, and rely on natural medicine. Holistic [or wholistic] health is not an alternative in the sense that it at odds with conventional medicine. It stresses the treatment of the whole person, medically, emotionally, and spiritually.
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We are a community of researchers, practitioners, and patients of evidence based integrative medicine. You can discover research, case studies, and real world outcomes from independent integrative medicine providers. You can see their credentials and find the one best suited for your specific situation.
We use evidence and real world outcomes to help you find the right therapies, providers and wellness plans for your specific situation.
Your personal and medical details are never shared with anyone without your consent. Only when you choose to consult with an expert online, is the information shared with the expert for them to provide the therapy plan for your specific condition. It is the same process that you would follow if you went to see the expert in their office. You can decide what data you want the expert to know, or even which expert you want to choose. You can also choose to meet your provider in their office, and share your data with them offline.
Your satisfaction is our primary objective. Please share your specific concerns or issues. If you have purchased the product or service online from our website, we will try to resolve those with the expert, or even have a second opinion from another expert. If you are still not happy with the outcome, we will authorize a full refund.