Traditional Medicine in the U.S. assumes that if a cell isn't functioning correctly, one must find a pharmaceutical to correct the function. If that doesn't work, one must remove the offending organ surgically.
Integrative Medicine recognizes that other cultures have been successfully using other theories of how we get sick and how we get well for thousands of years. The World Health Organization ranks medical outcomes in the U.S. as 38th in the world---on a par with some third world countries. Thus it is obvious that these other systems have something to offer and should not be ignored.
Integrative Medicine is the use and integration of all theories and forms of medical care, attempting to utilize the best of each for a better outcome. Only since the early 1990's have U.S. medical schools started teaching therapies like acupuncture, homeopathy, etc. that have been used successfully in the rest of the world for hundreds or thousands of years.
The Tennant Institute for Integrative Medicine offers an integrative approach.
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