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 and Lifestyle

• Treatment for 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, proven complementary and alternative therapies to help the body heal. The professional health team is comprised of holistic medical physicians, biological dentists, naturopaths, a chiropractor, and health professionals highly skilled in acupuncture, nutrition, and other healing therapies. 

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ...
Holistic Primary Care is available at NIHA

Our holistic primary care providers will offer not only traditional primary care but also incorporate the best complementary therapies to help you achieve optimum wellness, not just freedom from your current condition. Tracy Freeman MD or Susan Greenberg NP will coordinate all your health care needs and therapies in our comprehensive medical and dental 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 finding the root cause of your health issue. We offer more treatment options and therapies for healing mind, body and spirit at the root cause of illness, 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.

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


View the Integrative Medicine Levels of Healing Model

How do I start the thank you letter to the person who saved my life?

Dr. Rind, I decided to write you a letter as a testimony of my extraordinary recovery under your care, so that my gratitude of your good work can be immortalized in your heart.

In mid-April 2011, I left my full-time job because I was severely fatigued and in constant pain. My stomach filled so quickly, processed food so slowly, and hurt so badly that despite my desire to eat, I was unable to consume much.  As a result, I was rapidly losing weight.  For two and a half months, I had test after test run; saw specialist after specialist; and went in and out of the hospital.  The poking, probing, and prickling only yielded one answer and one solution: low thyroid function and a synthetic hormone replacement.  I immediately started this medical remedy; but continued to get worse.

Months following, I was 97 lbs. at 5' 9" tall and so weak and under-nourished that I could no longer stand.  Thankfully, my primary care physician recommended Dr. Rind, a holistic doctor that specializes in the endocrine system.  The first time I spoke with Dr. Rind, I was confined to my bed and could only sit up periodically.  Although his schedule was full he made time to treat me over the phone.  He even called several times a day to monitor my progress.  (And this was all before I was able to meet him in person!)

With an arsenal of ideas including medications, supplementation, and nutritional interventions, my husband and I started acquiring the tools that would make me well.  During those first consultations with Dr. Rind, I started to eat more, have less pain, and regained enough strength to able to stand and walk again.  Hope was on the horizon thanks to his breadth of knowledge and fervent dedication to my well-being.  Furthermore, he recommended me to a nutritionist who gave me complementary advice on supplements and food.

However, I was not getting enough healing nutrients fast enough; so my husband and I pursued hospital care for total parenteral nutrition (TPN).  Once again, the sole intervention of conventional medicine did not promote my recovery.  In fact, what little progress I made with Dr. Rind disappeared.  Conversely, with the adage “sometimes things get worse before they get better” in mind, we thought the extended hospital visit was a “necessary evil.” For a week I was confined to my hospital bed, subjected to tests, and was not allowed to take supplements or eat healing foods.  I had deep, red bags under my eyes, my hair continued to thin and fall out, and my body continued to atrophy.  I grew weak again and could barely stand.  However, Dr. Rind continued to guide us from afar: he called to speak with us and the hospital doctors while he was treating patients in Brazil! 

Unfortunately, my request for TPN was denied, so I left the hospital in a worse condition than when I came in.  Nonetheless, with continued faith and follow-through in Dr. Rind’s expertise, I began the slow, hard journey to true recovery.  With help from my mom and husband, I visited Dr. Rind and the nutritionist every 4-6 weeks; had vitamin and mineral IVs every week; participated in neurological bio-feedback therapy every week to cope with stress and pain; made and followed a schedule of daily supplements; and learned how to cook and eat following the principals of the Weston A. Price traditional foods diet.  By treating my whole body in conjunction with thyroid disease, Dr. Rind helped to heal my body of many aliments that were linked to my endocrine disorder:  Within 6 months my life-long struggle with allergies diminished, my 10-year diagnosis with Irritable Bowel Syndrome vanished, and the antibodies of thyroid disease continue to decrease.

I am now stronger, healthier, and happier than I have ever been in my life.  Dr. Rind and I continue to work together; but I still consider my past journey to be a remarkable success story—all thanks to his plethora of knowledge and methodical yet thoughtful care.  He is truly the best physician I have found.  He supports and encourages me; and most importantly, he gave me my life back! Thank you, Dr. Rind! L.M.  August 10, 2012

 


 

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