The Kenya School for Integrated Medicine offers an unique opportunity to study for a successful career in the Kenya healthcare system.
It is the only school in the country that integrates community health programs and human sciences with the best of alternative medicines that originate from Europe, North America and other countries.
Integrated Medicine is the term used throughout the world to describe the integration of the best of conventional ‘western’ medicine with the best of alternative medicines. It is a reflection of the need to find a common language between various forms of healing that when taken together can create the best outcome.
It also looks at the broader environmental, social and cultural dynamics that can impact health and ways in which behavior and attitudes affect health outcomes and “health seeking behavior”.
It embraces a holistic perspective to healthcare where disease is seen in context to a person’s whole life, including recognizing the crucial mind/body connection and the importance of psychological health, to recognizing the body’s own innate healing power. All holistic forms of medical care rely on supporting the body’s own healing power and looking to both prevent as well as cure illness. Disease or ill health is not seen in a vacuum but as part of a person’s experience of life as a unique person.
It recognizes that everyone is different and requires an individualized approach to healthcare.