Integrative Holistic Medicine – is the art and science of healing that addresses care of the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. It is an antidote to our fragmented “healthcare” system, which really is a “sickness care system”. Integrative Holistic Medicine is comprehensive and individualized. Patients are not just involved; they must be in charge of their health and participate to maintain optimal wellness. Integrative Holistic Medicine is the safest and powerful path to health and wellness.

The benefits of Integrated Holistic Medicine are:

  • Less Costly
  • Not Disease Oriented
  • Non-paternalistic doctor-patient relationship
  • More Comprehensive
  • Natural
  • Preventive & Proactive
  • Safe, effective, and sustainable

It is our hope that in the future there will be no need for these definitions and these concepts and health care approaches will simply be unified and known as ‘good medicine’.

Associated medical terms

Integrative Medicine
“The practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between the practitioner and the patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.” Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine Steering Committee

Functional Medicine
“Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership to recognize, manage, and prevent the interconnected web of dysfunction that is at the foundation of chronic disease. Most chronic disease is preventable, and much of it is reversible if genetic, diet, nutrition, environmental exposures, stress, exercise and psychospiritual needs are clinically addressed.” IFM

Naturopathic Medicine
“Indeed a system emphasizing self-healing as well as prevention with the use of natural therapies. Naturopathic doctors combine a philosophy and centuries-old know how that nature is indeed the most effective healer. It is mainly focused on identifying the underlying cause of diseases.” Bastyr University

Conventional Medicine
“A system in which medical doctors and other healthcare professionals (such and nurses, pharmacists and therapists) treat symptoms and diseases using drugs, radiation or surgery. Also called allopathic medicine, biomedicine, mainstream medicine, orthodox medicine and Western medicine.” National Institute of Health

Osteopathic Medicine
“Is a form of drug-free non-invasive manual medicine that focuses on total body health by treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework, which includes the joints, muscles, and spine. Osteopaths use manual techniques to balance all the systems of the body, to provide overall good health and wellbeing.” MNT

In practice, Dr. Salter combines Osteopathic Medicine with Chiropractic Medicine as a totally unique approach referred to as “Chiro-Osteopathic Medicine”.

Chiropractic Medicine
“Is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. Chiropractors practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.” ACA

In practice, Dr. Salter combines Osteopathic Medicine with Chiropractic Medicine as a totally unique approach referred to as “Chiro-Osteopathic Medicine”.

Holistic Medicine
“Means consideration of the complete person, physically, psychologically, socially, and spiritually, in the management and prevention of disease. It is underpinned by the concept that there is a link between our physical health and our more general ‘well-being’. With holistic medicine, there is the belief that our well-being relies not just on what is going on in our body physically in terms of illness or disease, but also on the close inter-relation of this with our psychological, emotional, social, spiritual and environmental state.” Dr. Michelle Wright

It’s about you. It’s about hope. It’s about a wellness plan that works.

Dr. Christine Salter is trained and certified with degrees in each of these medical fields.
The Centre For Vibrant Health And Wellness recognizes the Sovereign God as the creator of the human body as well as the ultimate Physician. We exist as a vehicle to promote vibrant physical, emotional, and spiritual health in the individual, the family, and the community through Integrative Holistic Medicine and timely community education.”

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