Integrative medicine is a term that can be used interchangeably with Functional medicine and Anti-aging medicine. Integrative medicine is a wellness-oriented model of advanced clinical preventive medicine which addresses the underlying causes of disease, engaging both patient and doctor in a therapeutic partnership.
By contrast, conventional medicine typically addresses diseases and symptoms. Conventional medical treatments usually revolve around prescription medications and the management of side effects they cause. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Integrative medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.