Integrative Medicine is a healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of the person’s lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, making them partners in the healing process. Integrative Medicine is informed by evidence and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative. Effective interventions that are natural and less invasive are used whenever possible. Integrative Medicine uses broader concepts of promotion of health and the prevention of illness as well as the treatment of disease.