What science is discovering is also what the ancient healing traditions have always known - that every person is unique - and the more detailed our understanding of the individual, the earlier we can detect and intervene on imbalances long before disease arises. This is the new medicine.
Integrative Medicine has been defined by the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine (CAHCIM) as "the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing." The Metabolic Medicine approach expands upon Integrative Medicine concepts and therapies by also including the most advanced diagnostic, biotechnology and systems biology available today.
The wellness-oriented provider is one deeply grounded in systems biology and advanced methods of care, yet connected to the individuality and uniqueness of the patient.