What is Integrative Pediatrics? It would follow logically that Integrative Pediatrics is Pediatric Integrative Medicine, or simply stated, Integrative Medicine for kids.
The award-winning PBS’ “Savvy Moms” program explores integrative medicine in pediatrics, with Dana Ullman, MPH (homeopathic author and educator) and Ari Brown, MD (representatative of the American Academy of Pediatrics).
There is ample evidence that children and adolescents in large numbers are actively using integrative (complementary and alternative) therapies.
Various studies now indicate that over 50% of pediatricians surveyed would refer a patient for integrative therapy, and they would welcome more natural therapies for children provided they were safe and effective.
I feel, it should be the goal to bring the best of complementary, alternative, and holistic medicine to all infants, children, and adolescents.