Integrative Medicine guides patients to optimal health rather than simply treating disease. A holistic approach that is focused on wellness, Integrative Medicine combines traditional Western practices with complementary therapies that encompass the mind, body and spirit. A growing body of research shows that medical conditions are strongly tied to lifestyle. In Integrative Medicine, the physician forges a dynamic partnership with their patient, providing the expert guidance, tools and monitoring needed to modify unhealthy behaviors. For example, an integrative approach incorporates nutrition, not just medication, to promote the body's natural ability to heal.