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Integrative Medicine

Any therapy that is typically excluded by conventional medicine, and that people use instead of conventional medicine, is known as “alternative medicine.”

It’s a catch-all term that includes hundreds of old and new practices ranging from acupuncture to homeopathy to yoga.

An alternative medicine practice that is used in conjunction with a conventional one is known as a “complementary” medicine. Example: using ginger syrup to prevent nausea during chemotherapy.

Together, complementary and alternative medicines are often referred to by the acronym CAM.

Enter integrative medicine. As defined by the National Centers for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, integrative medicine “combines mainstream medical therapies and CAM therapies for which there is some high-quality scientific evidence of safety and effectiveness.”

In other words, integrative medicine “cherry picks” the very best, scientifically validated therapies from both conventional and CAM systems.

This direct link between Eastern techniques and Western therapies, taken separately, the practices can bring much relief and benefit. Yet when they are logically related and interwoven, the result is an unshakable foundation for a joy filled life in recovery.

Agape Wellness integrates the best of modern western scientific knowledge with ancient eastern techniques to address and acknowledge the whole person. This allows us to help heal the root cause of the problem, not just cover up the symptoms.

Our conventional and alternative methods jumpstart the human body’s innate healing mechanisms and require less invasive modes of intervention. This integrative philosophy delivers the best care possible and opens up the greatest selection of personalized recovery.

It is the mission of Agape Wellness to efficiently and effectively deliver all of these components, in one program, in a choice of locations, to deliver the evidenced-based family services that provide a successful long-term recovery.

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