The ICAM approach to well-being/dis-ease considers the human being as a whole functioning integrated and interrelated system: body, mind, spirit, taking into account the internal and external environment of each individual.
With this approach, symptoms of a disease are considered to be an indication of an overall imbalance, which may be improved by enabling and activating the body's own capacity to restore itself to a healthier equilibrium or optimal health. By searching for and identifying the root cause(s) of "dis-ease" a therapy or treatment is selected to allow the body the best possible opportunity to optimize health.
ICAM's focus is to improve any imbalances, e.g. deficiencies, immune dysfunction, stress, chronic infections, etc. with therapies or treatments with minimal or no side effects, and not on treatments for specific diagnoses.
According to ICAM's philosophy, the cause of dis-ease is a violation of nature’s law which is an intrinsic life-supporting quality. This can happen through inappropriate actions or reactions. These include but are not limited to:
What you eat,
What you drink,
What you think,
What you do,
How and what you breathe,
How much you sleep,
And your social behaviors.
Nutrition is of primary importance with sufficient rest being a close second. With "proper nutrition" and "adequate rest" our vitality is strong which keeps us in a positive state of health. When this is not the case, our vitality is lowered and our ability to maintain a healthy state is reduced. As this continues, a negative state is reached, which is also called a "dis-ease" state.