Integrative medicine is health care that views the patient as the most important member of the medical team and applies all safe and effective therapies without subservience to any one school of medical thought.
The mission of the American Association of Integrative Medicine® is to promote healthcare practitioners who are committed to their lifelong pursuit of providing care to their patients and the development of integrative medicine, which is the healthcare of the 21st century. The American Association of Integrative Medicine is focused on the implementation and maintenance of successful credentialing programs and continuing education that promotes research in the integration of safe and effective medical treatment modalities. The American Association of Integrative Medicine is focused on establishing integrative treatment protocols—including allopathic medicine where appropriate—that result in improved clinical outcomes, and supporting a healthcare community that practices healing by addressing the mind, body, and spirit.
The American Association of Integrative Medicine promotes higher standards of professional competence by evaluating the candidacy of applicants, establishing guidelines, and confirming the professional identity of its members. The American Association of Integrative Medicine believes “healthy” means more than just the absence of disease, and we strive to provide a gathering place for healers, educators, and researchers who share this belief.
The American Association of Integrative Medicine is:
- An association dedicated to scientifically validating and preserving global indigenous therapies that have stood the test of time.
- An organization committed to supporting the development and validation of new, innovative therapeutic approaches that show promise toward safe, cost-effective, and non-invasive management of chronic mind/body conditions.
- An institution dedicated to education and research relating to the impact of changing nutritional, ecological, and stress-related aspects of modern life on human health.A place where unbiased practitioners pursue their goals without domination by any one school of medical thought.
The American College of Forensic Examiners International (ACFEI) co-sponsors continuing education for the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security (ABCHS), American Psychotherapy Association, and the American Association of Integrative Medicine (AAIM).