Historically speaking, integrative medicine is a newcomer. The term itself is still foreign to many consumers. However, the idea of integrating the mind, body, and spirit into healthcare is practically as old as time itself. Plato may have said it best thousands of years ago: "The great error of our day in the treatment of humans is that some physicians separate treatment of psyche from treatment of body."

As this timeline illustrates, integrative medicine is a natural outgrowth of many different healing systems, and it continues to blend cultures and ideas – both old and new.

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