Integrated medicine, also known as integrative medicine, is a holistic approach to healthcare that combines conventional medicine with complementary and alternative therapies. Both you and the Functional Medicine practitioner agree to be equal partners in meeting your health goals. Both of you will then create a healthcare plan, set expectations, and learn which lifestyle modifications will help achieve your goals. Finally, it will be time to implement the plan in action, with regular check-ins and revisions where necessary. Your functional medicine physician will incorporate other entities like acupuncture, yoga, meditation, nutrition, exercise and western medicine as necessary.