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"We must treat the sick, not just the disease"

2022-10-07T04:22:40.962Z

INTERVIEW - Appearing in the 1990s in the United States, integrative medicine takes into account the individual as a whole. The point of view of Dr. Alain Toledano.



Alain Toledano

is director of the Hartmann Cancer Center, founder of the Rafaël Institute, director of the Integrative Health Research Chair at the CNAM and author of

The Art of

Healing (Ed. Humensciences).

Supportive care is better known than integrative medicine: what is the difference between the two?

Medicine is the body of knowledge used to prevent, relieve and cure diseases and infirmities.

Integrative medicine - or integrative health - also includes supportive care: non-drug therapeutic interventions, intended to improve the quality of life and the management of the side effects of treatments (physiotherapy, sophrology, nutrition, adapted physical activity, etc.).

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It is not only about the addition of these two entities, but about their complementarity, by positioning the patient in the center of this galaxy.

We dehumanize him, if we reduce him to his illness.

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