What are the benefits of an integrated approach to medicine pregnancy?
An integrated approach to medicine involves working with both Western medicine and with complementary therapies, and combining them so that they suit your needs. One of the advantages of complementary therapies is that they enable the patient to be listened to properly. People can spend uninterrupted time talking to the practitioner without feeling that they to get the best of both worlds.
Combine mainstream medicine with complementary therapies are part of a fast-moving conveyor belt. Sadly, nowadays, GPs are so overworked that the average consultation lasts only around seven minutes, and this is not conducive to establishing a good patient-carer relationship, nor to getting to the bottom of any health situation that is at all complex. Very often, when you are planning to have a baby, you are a bit anxious, especially if you have been trying for a while, and it is dispiriting to feel you have to get your point across in a matter of minutes.
It can cause emotions to be bottled up and problems to be stored away for far too long. Making use of complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) can be a good way of managing anxiety and stress and of enabling you to feel you are actively contributing to your well-being. It allows you to feel in control of the situation.