Integrative medicine combines mainstream Western medical treatments with non-conventional complementary therapies for which there is scientific evidence of safety and effectiveness. These complementary therapies can include Eastern–based practices such as meditation, yoga, acupuncture, mindfulness, and stress management techniques.
The integration of Eastern and Western therapies allows the practitioner to incorporate treatment options that take into account physical symptoms as well as psychological, social and spiritual aspects of health and illness.
Instead of focusing solely on curing disease and illness, integrative medicine emphasizes preventing disease and/or living well with chronic disease. Integrative medicine is a good option for dealing with stress and anxiety or to relieve depression.