Holistic Integrative Medicine and Dental Center

 

What is Integrative Medicine?

 

• Patient-Centered Care - Treats the root cause of illness - Uses all therapies to enhance natural healing

• Disease Management and Prevention - Doctor as partner - Incorporates nutrition, lifestyle, natural and anti-aging therapies

• Treatment of the Whole Person For optimum health and wellness, not just freedom from disease

 

Leaders In Integrative Medicine and Biological Dentistry

National Integrated Health Associates (NIHA) are leaders in holistic & integrative medicine and biological dentistry. NIHA has been serving the Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia metropolitan area since 1995, although patients come from all over the United States to our integrative medical and dental center.
 

Integrative doctors blend the best of western medicine and safe, natural therapies to help the body heal. Our  professional health team is comprised of holistic, integrative and functional medical physicians, biological dentists, a pediatrician, naturopaths, chiropractor, and health professionals highly skilled in acupuncture, nutrition, and other healing therapies, all in one location.

Good health is a choice. Your commitment and dedication to wellness is our priority too.

 

Holistic Primary Care at NIHA
Our holistic primary care providers look at the whole person: physical and emotional wellbeing, and offer not only traditional primary care but  incorporate healing and complementary and alternative therapies to help you achieve optimum wellness.   Tracy Freeman MD,  Margarita Kullick MD,  Cathlene Heideman NP,  and  Dawn Cannon MD, MS will coordinate all your health care needs and therapies in our comprehensive center.
        
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Integrative Medicine Treats the Whole Person

Integrative medicine looks at the patient holistically, and may assess a patient in different ways in addition to traditional medical examinations and lab tests. These assessments are useful in telling us how the body is functioning, and in identifying  the root cause of your health issue. Identifying and treating the root cause of illness or imbalance  is a tenet of integrative and functional medicine. We offer more treatment options and therapies for healing mind, body and spirit, not just treating the symptoms.

Holistic & Biological Dentistry: Biological dentists use only safe, mercury-free, biocompatible materials and view your oral health as an integral part of overall health. Call 202-237-7000 ext. 2 to learn more about 21st century family dentistry or Request a dental appointment.

Whether you are looking for effective therapies for pain or chronic illness, disease prevention, or to optimize your current state of health, you can be assured of a new level of compassionate medical and dental care


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Dr. Gant, my daughter...now has hope!

 

I have nothing but good things to say! This is the place you go when you have exhausted every doctor possible and you will get the attention and the results you have been looking for! My daughter has been sick for over 3 years. My daughter was losing hope - she feared she would not see her 28th birthday, that scared me when I heard that. She now has hope!

We had been to every doctor imaginable, cardio, endo, psych, GI, neuro, gyn, multiple PCP's, spent last June and July at Mayo, then back to Hopkins, rheumatologists, hematologists, the list was endless, she was too complicated. Every day was filled with doctors and tests, my daughter became a shell of the once vivacious, brilliant, bright eyed kindergarten teacher that she was. She no longer drove, slept 24/7, could barely lift her arms, shower herself, had half of her colon removed last April and the rest in August and yet she still had severe GI issues! Finally a doctor suggested NIHA, she was hesitant - not me - we have spent thousands plus a colon - I needed no convincing! Dr. Gant spent 6 hours with us, took 20+ vials of blood, tested for several different Lyme diseases, allergies and sent out a stool DNA - which you think would have been done at MAYO or Hopkins or anywhere else before her first rectoplexy and then complete colon removal!!! THIS WAS THE DOCTOR WHO TREATED THE WHOLE PACKAGE! Well, to our surprise - she had several different kinds of Lyme!, parasites that had paralyzed her small intestine! and heavy metals in her urine which is the reason she was not able to shower, bathe, wash her hair, - her own water was poisoning her! She had food allergies similar to celiac yet she does not have celiac - she basically lives on a gluten free diet, takes enzymes to digest meats and vegetables since she no longer has a colon.

She takes supplements for the lyme - her lyme levels are low now and under control - she has chronic lyme disease and will always have to treat it! She has low IG levels and must take gamma globulin infusions, which she is in a trial for thanks to Dr. Gant and no thanks to United Health Care who has turned her down, twice but which the Doctors office(NIHA) continues to fight!

She has parasites from her world travels during her college years to Costa Rica (2X), Turkey, Morrocco, England, France, Italy, South America; which I told every doctor about and was ignored. She was diagnosed a couple of years ago with H Pylori and given one dose of antibiotics and never tested again to make sure it was gone. Parasites multiply, hide and are difficult to get rid of, they thrive in your intestines. She has now been on several repeat doses of strong antibiotics after completing a regiment of supplements to get rid of them and when you can witness them leaving your body - you know you have found the right doctor!!!

He tested for allergies - which we requested before and were ignored - simple things like chicken eggs, all grains, yeasts, some veggies, spices - a diet change has made a huge difference in her life - it was not simple or easy but necessary.

She was diagnosed with POTS, NMH, fibromyalgia, has had 2 PE's endometriosis, low blood pressure, has had syncope every day, multiple times a day for over three years and is now over 3 months w/o a blackout!!!!!!!!

So all you unbelievers - rethink your regiment and do not believe everything your doctor tells you! At one point she was on 17 different medications a day, we were setting alarms to remind her to take them multiple times a day. PCP's are not well versed in Lyme, the CDC is just starting to believe in chronic lyme disease - so many of these diseases mimic the same symptoms - please continue to search other options - do not be afraid to try the holistic approach - you might become a believer! I am seeing my daughter go from a disabled young woman to a woman who is trying to work again! She still has her limits but in a short time she will be able to drive again and will gain her independence, that alone will be a boost to her mental and physical health! If someone's experience is less than stellar, or they were not cured does not make this practice bogus, they may have another issue or they are too cheap to pay the price for their health, or they want medication or are not willing or patient enough to try this approach - I am willing to go to the end of the earth to help my daughter become whole again, to live her life again even if it is not the life she planned.

If one person reading this is helped, I will be happy, if one person is able to gain some insight into alternative medicine, then I will be happy, because I have seen the difference it can make. V. C. Yelp review 6/17