Why I got in to integrative medicine

A couple of months ago, we put a call out asking our community to share why they go in to integrative medicine. I seem to ask this question a lot, possibly because the answers are always so inspiring, heartening, a reminder of the importance of compassion and empathy in patient care.

My hope was to highlight one or two stories as a bit of inspiration to kick off this new year. But this community once again defied my expectations and submitted entry after heartwarming entry.  

While I wish I could share every story I received, I managed to narrow it down to seven that I think perfectly represent the personal connections integrative practitioners have to their work and their patients. I hope you find these as motivating as I did, encouraging that the work the integrative healthcare industry does truly makes a difference.