Integrative Medicine (IM) is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapies.
The Defining Principles of Integrative Medicine
Patient and practitioner are partners in the healing process.
All factors that influence health, wellness, and disease are taken into consideration, including mind, spirit, and community, as well as the body.
Appropriate use of both conventional and alternative methods facilitates the body’s innate healing response.
Effective interventions that are natural and less invasive should be used whenever possible.
Integrative medicine neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies uncritically.
Good medicine is based in good science. It is inquiry-driven and open to new paradigms.
Alongside the concept of treatment, the broader concepts of health promotion and the prevention of illness are paramount.
Practitioners of integrative medicine should exemplify its principles and commit themselves to self-exploration and self-development.
Qigong has several attributes used in different combination movement, breath and imagination and the magic ingredient a sense of play. The same way your mouth will water if someone starts taking about eating a juicy lemon you imagination has real affects over your body mind.
Then place the avocados in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Toast the bread and butter. When you plate the avocado, salt and pepper to taste, and place a little okra and chow chow on each plate. Serves two.
At first glance it may feel like throwing a thimble full of water on a forest fire. But listen, A habit of connecting with your deepest well of healing, many times throughout the day yields great intensity over time. Doing a 30 second Qigong routine 5-10 or more times a day will increase you resiliency, increase your patience
As Jack Black asked in Nacho Libre "would you like to come over for some Toast?" Well this is a bit more fancy than that! The key here is good ingredients, that is always the way to start if you want good food. Then you try and do very little to the ingredients so that the food retains all of its nourishing effects. This is a easy recipe and with the roasted tomato and the roasted garlic it has a lot of taste. I love Garlic so whole bits of roasted garlic are perfect for me, however if you are not trying to get rid of vampires you can use less of the roasted Garlic.
Finding Your Meditative seat is the practice and application of seated meditation. Though the Mudra, or hand posture, can change this is the basic recipe for getting into a seated meditation routine. Holding the posture and keeping a light tension across the posture mirrors itself in how you should be holding your mind and the activity of the meditation.