What is Integrative Medicine?
Capital University of Integrative Medicine defines it as medicine that views the patient as the most important member of the medical team and applies all safe and effective therapies without subservience to any one school of medical thought. Integrative medicine blends the disciplines of conventional medicine and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). It is based on medical principles that emphasize a functional orientation to health and healing, the importance of empirical observation, and a reciprocal doctor-patient relationship.
How can integrative medicine help me?
Integrative medicine blends ancient and modern medical wisdom to apply the best treatments for the specific needs of each individual.
What does integrative medicine offer for chronic health conditions such as pain or disease?
Integrative medicine treats the patient according to the functional assessment of the whole body. The purpose is to rehabilitate diseased functions and bring about total health. We strive to find the underlying causes of the symptoms rather than suppress them.
In addition to immediately treating the symptoms or pain with modalities, we also offer many alternative and complementary therapies that treat all levels of the human being. Programs aimed at detoxification, rejuvenation and rehabilitation help to reverse or alleviate the conditions of heart disease, cancer, auto-immune diseases, chronic fatigue, allergies, chronic pain, hormonal imbalances, metabolic disorders, and other chronic conditions.
How does integrative medicine help me maintain good health and function at peak performance?
Based on comprehensive functional assessments, we are able to find the (potential) weaknesses in a healthy person and to design protocols to bring about optimal health. These might include lifestyle consultations as well as therapeutic interventions. Colon hydrotherapy, oxygen steam baths and hyperbaric oxygen therapy are examples of modalities used for detoxification, rejuvenation and disease prevention.
Medical studies and opinion polls agree that conventional medicine may be incomplete for understanding and addressing the world's chronic health problems, which are increasing at an alarming rate. Just a few of these problems include asthma, ADD, ADHD, allergies, mental and learning disorders in children and chronic pain (headaches, low back pain, arthritis, and joint pain), heavy metal toxicity, cancer, auto-immune disease, hormonal imbalance and energy problems in adults.
Integrative medicine provides a new perspective on these common complaints.