Bringing Us Closer to Personalized Medicine
Duke Integrative Medicine created a Wheel of Health to help patients create more personalized health plans that are as responsive to their current health needs as they are adaptable to their future health.
Important Areas of Focus
Yellow: You are the central focus of the Wheel of Health. Mindful Awareness of physical, mental, social, and spiritual well-being is the key to start the process of positive change.
Green: Self-Care resonates deeply in all aspects of your health and well-being, and is reflected in lifestyle, priorities, motivation, and habits. Recognizing the impact of lifestyle on your basic health, and how it supports basic functions in your life, allows you to rebuild a healthier life from the ground up.
Blue: Professional Care includes therapies that are aimed at staying healthy (Prevention) as well as treating conditions that arise (Intervention). Integrative Medicine combines evidence-based therapies from both conventional (Western or Allopathic medicine) and complementary therapies. Providers include physicians, nurses, nutritionists, and other conventional health care workers, as well as integrative health coaches, acupuncturists, massage therapists, psychologists, mind-body therapists, and a wide range of other complementary health care providers.