Traditional modern medicine as taught in medical schools around the world is also known as “conventional”, “orthodox” or “allopathic” medicine.
Alternative medicine usually refers to any disease or health disorder diagnosis and treatment which is not mainstream conventional medicine and ranges from A-Z of alternative medicine e.g. aroma therapy to homeopathy to traditional herbal medicine to resonance energy (vibrational) medicine.
Integrative medicine refers to conventional medicine plus the incorporation of all or any other modalities of treatment which complement or replace conventional medicine.
In integrative medicine or functional medicine, which is a division of integrative medicine, conventional medicine is the foundation, supported by all the other therapies when required.
Integrative medicine is the fastest growing field of medicine globally and is taught in many of the best medical universities worldwide.