In contrast to some ‘lifestyle’ or ‘cosmetic’ franchises, PIM is a medical clinic that provides therapeutic programs tailored to suit each individual according to their specific needs, as determined by a doctor.
Integrative medicine is a patient-centred approach to medical practice that sees healthy vitality as a positive goal, rather than simply the absence of disease.
Instead of focusing on the disease, or isolated symptoms, integrative medicine shifts that focus to you, the patient, considering how your personal history, lifestyle and genetic factors can affect and influence your long-term wellbeing.
Practitioners of integrative medicine look beyond the immediate symptoms, seeking to understand the origins of complex, chronic disease. When the root causes are identified, prevention and treatment strategies can be devised.
Our health care system is oriented towards acute care – diagnosing and treating injuries and illnesses in need of immediate attention over a short time.
The number of people suffering from complex, chronic conditions – such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, autoimmune disorders – has increased.
Physicians in the growing field of integrative medicine seek to assess the underlying factors in long-term and complex medical conditions. This offers you, the patient, greater knowledge and choice in the decisions that affect you most.