integrative

adjective
in·​te·​gra·​tive | \ ˈin-tə-ˌgrā-tiv How to pronounce integrative (audio) \

Definition of integrative

: serving to integrate or favoring integration : directed toward integration the integrative powers of the human imagination— J. A. McPherson

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Led by Matthew McQueen, an associate professor for integrative physiology, the multi-year project is designed to standardize the data collection process that occurs on each campus when athletes sustain head trauma. Jon Wilner, The Denver Post, "Head trauma research: Colorado projects (funded by the Pac-12) aim to reduce, and understand, concussions," 15 Aug. 2019 Led by Matthew McQueen, an associate professor for integrative physiology, the multi-year project is designed to standardize the data collection process that occurs on each campus when athletes sustain head trauma. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, "Head trauma research: Colorado projects (funded by the Pac-12) aim to reduce, and understand, concussions," 14 Aug. 2019 But critics of the diet exist as well, such as trainer Jillian Michaels and doctor of integrative medicine Andrew Weil. Helen Murphy, PEOPLE.com, "Trying Keto? This Breathalyzer Can Help Track Your Progress," 11 July 2019 Art Therapy The older sister of adult coloring books and therapy dough, this integrative psychotherapy uses drawing, painting, and other creative projects to improve well-being. Kayla Webley Adler, Marie Claire, "Feeling Anxious? So Is Everyone Else. This Guide Will Help.," 8 July 2019 Earlier this year, Seabourn announced two new itineraries with Andrew Weil, M.D., one of the founding fathers of integrative medicine. Corina Quinn, Condé Nast Traveler, "Wellness Cruises Are Taking Over the Waters," 27 June 2019 Some reactions can take longer to occur than others, and a bigger pet might not have consumed enough of a substance to actually get sick from it, says Rachel Barrack, DVM, integrative veterinarian and owner of Animal Acupuncture. Marygrace Taylor, Good Housekeeping, "Exactly What To Do If Your Pet Eats Something Toxic," 7 Sep. 2017 But several years ago, a patient who was facing the final treatments of her terminal cancer asked integrative medicine specialist Nancy Conway at Aurora Health Care to offer something to help cope while the patient was in hospice. Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Chin Up: A triathlon with yoga, acupuncture? In the cancer fight, it can help the journey," 7 May 2018 Jeremy Fischer is an integrative doctor in Los Angeles, making use of IV therapy and more at his clinic, Vitality Integrative Medicine. Samantha Leal, Marie Claire, "How to Drink and Not Get Hungover," 4 Mar. 2016

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1862, in the meaning defined above

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integrative

adjective
in·​te·​gra·​tive | \ ˈint-ə-ˌgrāt-iv How to pronounce integrative (audio) \

Medical Definition of integrative

: tending to integrate the integrative action of the nervous system

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