Integrative medicine places the patient at the center of a holistic approach to medical care. Patient's individual needs, risks, and goals are the main driving forces of any integrative therapy. Physicians practicing integrative medicine emphasize that treatment of every aspect of a person's health is crucial to the success of the healing process. Integrative medicine combines conventional and complementary treatment options to achieve optimal health for the patient. It is based on the research which demonstrates that the human body has an innate healing mechanism. Illness occurs when the regenerative processes in the body are disturbed, and the body can no longer keep itself healthy.