A simple observation of our daily environment shows us that stress invades our lives more extensively than ever before. Psychosomatic illnesses are constantly increasing and becoming evident in more and more people and in younger age groups. The result of this is a need for a different approach to health, which, without ignoring the beneficial elements of modern medicine, embodies principles from traditional forms of medicine in order to increase our awareness and understanding of the elements that contribute to health and illness.
Although we believe we are healthy, this is mostly an illusion. Who would be able to find food if they had to run for 45 km each day in order to do so? Who would be able to withstand the uncertainties of our ancestors daily lives without mobile phones, dieticians, psychologists, supermarkets, shopping centres, calculators,
computers and all the other support systems we already have and have ended up needing?
The definition of integrated health includes not only the right amount of chemicals and molecules or a balanced tissue ratio, but extends to genetic predispositions, mental and psychological traits, strengths and sensitivities, therefore expanding the concept of health in a more precise dynamic and individualised concept.