What is Integrative Medicine?

  • Patient-Centered Care with the Doctor as a Partner
  • Treats the Root Cause of Illness, not just the Symptoms
  • Disease Management and Prevention with long term Optimal Health as the Goal
  • Uses All Traditional and Complementary/Alternative Therapies to Enhance Natural Healing and Incorporates Nutrition, Lifestyle and Natural Therapies
  • Treatment of the Whole Person (mind, body and spirit)  for Optimum Health and Wellness, Not Just Freedom from Disease

Leaders In Integrative Medicine and Biological Dentistry

National Integrated Health Associates (NIHA) has been a leaders in holistic & integrative medicine and biological dentistry in ithe Washington D.C., Maryland, and 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, pediatrician, naturopaths, chiropractor, and health professionals highly skilled in acupuncture and other healing therapies, all in one location.

We view the patient as the most important member of the medical team and apply all safe and effective therapies without subservience to any one school of medical thought.

Q. 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. Initial appointments with a physician are usually one hour long, so the practitioner is able to listen, and to get a thorough history of your health status. The physician may order specialty lab tests to discover the underlying root cause of your health issues so that it can be addressed appropriately.  Our on-site lab provides many of these specialty lab tests, genetic testing, and has a LabCorp draw station. The treatment plan will be all tailored to you for whole-body wellness. 


Q. What does integrative medicine offer for chronic health conditions such as pain or disease?

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. Chronic health conditions may take a toll on the physical, psychological, and emotional wellbeing of the individual.  We strive to find the underlying causes of the symptoms rather than suppress them. Programs aimed at supporting the body with detoxification,  and rejuvenation and revitalization help to alleviate symptoms of many conditions such as auto-immune diseases, chronic fatigue, allergies, chronic pain, hormonal imbalances, metabolic disorders, and other chronic conditions, while the body is supported  toward improved and optimal health.

Q. How does integrative medicine help me maintain good health and function at peak performance?
Based on 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.