The concept of self-care is a foundation of integrative medicine. We believe in a patient’s innate ability to heal, and see influences like lifestyle, relationships and environment as important factors in health. For us, self-care plans based on patient needs and preferences can be a big part of the picture.
Lately, self-care has become a buzzword in the broader conversation about wellness. Ironically, this has been confusing, and even stressful, for a lot of people. So much advice has accumulated that it can be hard to make choices and feel adequate.
A solution to this overload is to follow the example set by integrative medicine practitioners. The idea is to give yourself the kindness and space to redefine self-care to fit your personal needs and expectations.