Spirituality in Medicine

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The disconnect between the body and the soul is prevalent in medicine. The view of spirituality in medicine hasn’t changed much since 380 B.C., when Plato wrote, “For this is a great error of our day in the treatment of the human body, that physicians separate the soul from the body.” Yet, these two components are integral for healing and wellness.

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What is Integrative Medicine?

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The experiences that patients have had with medicine have changed over the years. As managed care has taken control of how medicine is being practiced, the quality of health care has plummeted and patients’ frustrations have increased. Integrative Medicine is a specialty field that overcomes the limitations of traditional approaches to medicine by looking at the patient as a whole person: mind, body and soul.

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