Dr. Maziar Rezvani, of Avicenna Integrative Medicine/Avicenna Allergy and Asthma, shares his best advice about the growing popularity of integrative health.
How did Integrative Health gain popularity in the U.S.?
Philosophically the concept of integrative medicine is not new — any of the applications of care which are employed by integrative practitioners date back across millennia. These notions of “holistic” healing and wellness are experiencing a renewed interest as consumers are becoming increasingly frustrated with the limitations and dangers of the current care.
During the explosion of medical science and technology, less invasive treatments such as nutrition, botanicals, meditation and massage became somewhat neglected. Now, these natural techniques are being rediscovered with great enthusiasm. Integrative Medicine represents this convergence – optimizing individual patient care through a diverse approach to healing.