Avera Medical Group
WHAT IS INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE?
Also known as holistic or complementary medicine, integrative medical therapies help individuals deal with symptoms and enhance one’s sense of well-being. Patients and practitioners alike consider these therapies to be an important component of medical care.
Integrative Medicine is a whole system approach to management of pain, illness or disease prevention. Avera providers embrace complementary therapies backed by scientific evidence and link them with conventional medicine for better patient outcomes, choices and satisfaction.
- 70% of patients utilize complementary therapies
- IM helps unleash the body’s natural healing abilities by helping to balance body systems
- IM physicians guide patients on therapies that can best address specific conditions and can work together with other medical providers
- Patients are educated on tools for a long-term personal health plan