All factors that influence health & wellness are considered including mind, spirit & community, as well as the body. It makes appropriate use of both conventional & alternative methods to facilitate healing. It neither rejects conventional medicine not accepts alternative therapies uncritically. It blends the best of both worlds. Good medicine is based in good science and good science can be applied to anything. Additionally, integrative health recognizes the importance of the therapeutic relationship between the physician & the patient. Integrative Health physicians are expected to live an integrative health lifestyles themselves. Not surprisingly, both patients & physicians like the integrative health approach. Funders like it too as it is cost-effective. It is often called ‘smart medicine’, ‘medicine of the future’ or the ‘medicine of progressive thinkers’.
Dr Ceppie Merry holds MB FRCPI MSc PhD has worked & lived in three continents and has completed a fellowship in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona.
This is an evolving approach to patient care that focuses on comprehensive, evidence-based health assessment and natural treatment approaches.
This is a practice that incorporates the science of medicine and the art of food and cooking to create an individualized approach to food choices.There is robust evidence showing that many chronic diseases can be prevented with simple dietary changes.
Welcome to Integrative Health Uganda. Integrative Health promotes wellness by: the choices we make everyday (Lifestyle Medicine) & though the foods that we eat (Culinary Medicine). Integrative Medicine brings Integrative Health one step further and uses Lifestyle Medicine plus Culinary Medicine to address specific health concerns eg diabetes, Alzheimer’s Disease, heart disease, obesity etc.