Integral medicine (medicine of the future) is a new direction in medicine that combines and unifies the different therapeutic approaches of classical and holistic (alternative) medicine. It was in response to limitations in the treatment of many chronic and lethal diseases. It adjusts the method and mode of treatment to individual patient needs, using the safest and least invasive approach, with a holistic understanding of the entire mind/body/spirit “system” of each individual. Integral medicine is a combination of classical Western medicine with modern technology and alternative medicine with ancient Eastern knowledge.
According to the World Health Organization’s report, Chinese medicine is first place in the frequency of use, second is homeopathy, third ayurveda (herbicide treatment), fourth is classical biomedicine, and then the rest medical systems…
The fact is that today more and more people turn to alternative medicine. In Western Europe, India, USA, Australia, New Zealand, and many other countries, many clinics have been developed where only alternative medicine is used. Also, many schools, colleges, and faculties have been developed, where therapists can train for the highest quality work. Then, many health insurances in the West cover the treatment of alternative methods such as Ayurveda, homeopathy, and acupuncture.
Alternative treatment can truly be a miracle, but also a classical medical profession as well. The development of integral medicine gives us the hope that one day both systems will cooperate and have a common attitude.