Integrative medicine is the use of therapies generally not considered to be part of conventional medical care. As defined by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at the National Institute of Health (NIH), integrative medicine can incorporate:
At KU Integrative Medicine, we focus on biomedical based therapies. We combine the best therapies from conventional medicine with our integrative medicine approach. Integrative medicine practiced in this manner is a comprehensive system of medical care. One-on-one patient-doctor visits attempt to elicit the underlying story of the patient's journey from wellness to disease. We listen.
Based on the picture that emerges, testing is recommended. Testing may include:
Tailored plans are developed for individual patients based on these findings. Services offered for the individualized plan could include:
Practitioners at KU Integrative Medicine include physicians, a naturopathic doctor, nurse practitioner, nurse, certified neurofeedback technicians and registered dietitians.