ACIM is dedicated to the advancement of integrative medical practices and knowledge, to disseminating it to the largest possible audience and to helping people through encouragement and through the testimonies of those who have succeeded in overcoming disease. It currently operates as The Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine™ (“ACIM”).
The company has been international in scope from its inception.
ACIM is designed to provide healthcare professionals with online courses that will enhance and expand their understanding of integrative medicine so that they can integrate what they learn into their practices for the benefit of their clients and patients. As ACIM grows internationally, it is envisioned that most courses will be offered in a number of different languages. ACIM has attracted over 100 Professors and continues to actively recruit Professors globally who represent a wide variety of specialties and nationalities. Professors from Europe, Canada, Latin America, and the United States have joined the faculty of ACIM. The long term goal of ACIM is to so affect how healthcare is delivered that the focus shifts from a money centric model to a patient centered model where the patient's successful recovery from illness is the primary goal.
ACIM is designed to be a global leader in the advancement of integrative medicine through education of health professionals and the lay public. One of its primary purposes is to promote the spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical health of the individual.
ACIM's mission is to be the leader in shifting the healthcare paradigm toward wellness by restoring hope, empowering people, training and supporting practitioners, conducting research, implementing therapeutic innovations, and creating a new global WellnessCare community. Join us in our quest to make a real difference in the lives of people around the world.
We believe that each person is embodied with the right to determine their own course of wellness and health. Come join us in our quest to forever impact healthcare worldwide.
Most integrative practitioners, especially those in ACIM, understand that a person should have an active, rather than a passive, role in their own health care. We are complex beings consisting of spirit, mind, and body. It is important to understand the intricate interactions between the various elements that make up each individual and that diagnosis and treatment protocols should be a unique just as the person is unique. Each person has been created with the remarkable ability to be healed from within. Equipping health professionals in assisting an individual to heal as naturally and completely as possible is a worthy goal that we at ACIM embrace passionately and fully. To this end, we will bring to the health professional all the best knowledge available, no matter the source. Some currently effective treatments taught by ACIM Professors have been used for well over 2,000 years, and some are remarkably new and innovative.
The graphic at the bottom of the page shows the "Person Centered Concept" that ACIM embraces. Each person should control the decisions that are made concerning their health with the support and advice of those pictured around person.
The general public in the United States as well as much of the rest of the world is in the process of a gradual change in how they see healthcare being delivered. The advent of the Internet and the availability of numerous lay education Websites is creating a more educated healthcare consumer. This in turn will cause the healthcare practitioner to seek a greater understanding of all methods of delivering healthcare. In 2003 the head of a major university healthcare system while speaking at a gathering of doctors told them of the coming revolution of these converging health care methods is being driven by the patients. To this end ACIM has been created to meet the needs of these forward thinking health professionals who will be seeking a greater understanding of how they can learn these methods and then integrate them into their respective practices for the benefit of their patients.