Integrative Medicine: Techniques That Can Help Pediatric Patients

November 27, 2018

When a young child is sick, particularly with such an awful disease such as cancer, parents often feel distressed and helpless. They often wish to be proactive however, often times, there is so little they can do. To combat this, many parents have turned to complementary and integrative medicinal techniques.

The American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM) and the Consortium of Academic Health Centers define integrative medicine as a practice which reinforces the importance of a good relationship between the patient and caregiver. Additionally, it places focus on the whole person making use of all of the appropriate therapeutic techniques and healthcare professionals to achieve the optimal health. Often times this practice incorporates complementary health approaches including a mind and body approach to health as well as dietary supplements, such as vitamins, minerals, probiotics, and herbs and botanicals.

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