It’s a “Whole” or Holistic Approach to Health and Disease — looking at whole body systems, the body and spirit as a whole, and the body as it relates and connects to its whole environment and ecology.
Integrative Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease. It focuses on the root of the problem and utilizes therapies and lifestyle changes to help the body get back into a state of wellness, balance and social and emotional harmony.
Integrative Medicine incorporates therapies that support the body’s natural healing processes. It supports the body to heal, rather than attempting to mask problematic symptoms.
Integrative Medicine addresses the fundamental aspects of health which are often ignored, especially when dealing with chronic diseases that affect our quality of life.
Each person’s lifestyle, environmental factors, emotional well-being, spirituality, and social supports factor into medical assessments and personalized treatment modalities, as do their genetic profile or predisposition, triggers, and mediators.
Integrative Medicine practitioners look at:
Integrative Medicine physicians also incorporate “traditional” medical assessments such as:
I strongly believe in Integrative and Functional Medicine.
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