Integral Medicine

Integral Medicine

Master of Science in Integral Medicine
Postgraduate Diploma in Integral Medicine
Certificate in Integral Medicine


Background of the Department


The Integral Medicine Course
  1. integrates the best of Western scientific medicine with a broader understanding of the nature of illness, healing and wellness. It uses all appropriate therapeutic approaches and evidenced-based global medical modalities to achieve optimal health and healing
  2. promotes an overall holistic view of medicine within the context of mind, body, nutritional and environmental medicine, placing an emphasis on preventative care, lifestyle change, and promotion of health and wellness.
  3. The promotion of health is the cornerstone of primary health care. This would be through the empowerment of the Primary care Physician, CAM Health Practitioner, and the Practitioner-patient relationship and the empowerment of the patient to take responsibility for their own health.
  4. encourages the use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches and evidenced-based global medical modalities to achieve optimal health and healing.
  5. encourages the building of healing partnerships with the Primary care Physician (the GP), the CAM Health Practitioner and the patient, and supports the individualization of care
  6. promotes Primary Care Physicians (GPs) and Practitioners in Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) to play a more fundamental role in the development of the future course of primary health care.

The power behind health care initiatives is the government. It is evident that the government and the specialized bodies representing the future of primary care do not adequately represent the views of GPs (The Primary Care Physicians) or those Practitioners of CAM with an Integral approach to Healing.

The medical system is becoming more and more based on computerization, data storage of records, public health issues and the formation of strict protocols. This is because the government and the representative bodies for GPs are not at the frontline and are not involved in the practice of medicine in every day life.

Several factors underscore the importance of postgraduate training in Integral Medicine:

Why do nearly three-quarters of the population seek alternatives to conventional medicine?? The answer is simply because there are no real solutions to chronic medical problems apart from drugs that mostly provide intermittent relief at best, and rarely cure the problem.

It is well known that adverse affects from pharmaceutical drugs, or illnesses caused by drugs or technological intervention, are such that the treatment of such illnesses is now the fourth most-common cause of death in western society. In fact, an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) as far back as 2000 showed that contrary to doctors being the panacea of patients' medical problems, it is in fact doctors who are the third leading cause of death in the US -- killing 250,000 people every year (JAMA 2000;284(4):483-5).

There are tremendous advances in complementary and alternative medicine occurring in Europe and the United States, spearheaded by the Ivy League Harvard Medical School Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, and Cornell University's Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, as well as the University of California in Los Angeles.

In addition, leading peer-reviewed medical journals have published supplements or special issues examining research and practice of CAM, including JAMA, the American Journal of Public Health, and Academic Medicine.

Additional studies by medical doctors now supplement the thousands of studies by CAM researchers and botanical scientists already published in scientific journals, bringing the issue of CAM as a group of parallel, much-practised medical systems to the forefront despite the best efforts of opponents to these medicines. In the US, The Office of Alternative Medicine, currently operating as the National Center of CAM, has a budget of more than $150 million per year. While nowhere near the funds financing the pharmaceutical lobby, it is a recognition that complementary and alternative medicine is a valid and powerful force in directing efforts to find genuine cures for medical problems.

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Fees:

Low Income nations: $US2,000
Middle Income nations: $US3,000
High Income nations: $US4,000

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