“We physicians must become instruments. When that happens, motivated patients will use us to work miracles.” Bernie S. Siegel MD
It is essential that a practitioner of alternative medicine is skilled in multiple healing techniques. This ensures that patients receive truly individualized care which matches their personalities and unique presentations of diseases. Patients should be offered and taught techniques which they can practice home as self-care routines. This is an essential requirement in alternative medicine because the bulk of healing takes place in the patient’s home and everyday life, not in the doctor’s office. Patients who are empowered, educated and motivated to practice self-care are those who benefit from alternative and integrative medicine.