Integrative Gynecology blends the highly specialized medical and surgical training of Obstetrics and Gynecology with the more holistic and complementary approach of Integrative Medicine. Practitioners honor the whole person mind, body, and spirit and maintain wellness instead of just treating disease. They embrace healing modalities such as lifestyle changes, stress management, exercise, weight loss, food as medicine, herbal medicine, supplements, manual therapies, mind-body practices, aromatherapy, functional medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Ayurveda. They use the gentlest, least invasive therapies first. If appropriate, practitioners may still use hormones, antibiotics, medicines, or surgery when needed.