Complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) is an important and often underestimated component of health care. Traditional medicine can be found in almost every country in the world, and the demand for CAMs is growing. Health systems around the world are facing an increase in chronic diseases and the cost of health care. Both patients and health care providers are calling for the revitalisation of health care services. More than 100 million Europeans have experienced CAM treatments, one in five of whom regularly use traditional and complementary medicine, And as many people prefer health care that includes both conventional and complementary medicine. The number of people using complementary medicine in Africa, Asia, Australia and North America is more.
Modern and traditional medicine can be combined healthily and harmoniously, taking advantage of the best features of each system and compensating for particular weaknesses. Integrated medicine has become a required field for Chinese and western medicine to break through their limitations and make convergence and exchange. Integrated medicine emphasis on treating people as a whole, and focus on patients’ well-being, health and the doctor-patient relationship. Rather than just treating the disease.
Integrated medicine believes that in addition to relying entirely on external interventions to deal with the body, our internal state also plays a crucial role in triggering disease and healing the body. Culture views, economic and social factors can also cause and cure disease. And most of the onset and healing of illness involves emotional, psychological, and spiritual factors. Therefore, a truly effective and comprehensive treatment plan must include all levels of care.