Integrative Medicine Gets to the Root Cause
Where traditional medicine focuses on the symptoms, integrative medicine looks to identify and treat the root cause of why the symptom is occurring in the first place. If you have a chronic headache, a traditional physician will give you a prescription in order to minimize your headaches. We take this further and ask the question, “Why do you have a headache?” Through the use of state of art diagnostics we have helped patients identify the root cause such as dehydration, food sensitivities, inflammation, etc. The goal is to stop their symptoms from occurring. Integrative medicine does not replace traditional medicine; it actually enhances it by allowing the body to heal through the partnership of the patient and physician.
Good Medicine Should Be Based on Good Science
Good medicine should be inquiry-driven and be open to new paradigms. The use of natural, less invasive, interventions are used whenever possible, unless it is an acute infection. This includes the use of broader concepts or promotion of health, and the prevention of illness, as well as the treatment of disease. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure. If you prevent a disease, you’ll be able to handle more acute situations more effectively.
Integrative Medicine is a Team Oriented Approach
Integrative medicine uses a team approach. We have medical doctors, nurse practitioners, physical therapist, chiropractors, and massage therapists who work together. Each practitioner comes to us with a unique background in Integrative Medicine & combined with our commitment to ongoing education we are leading a medical movement in Integrative Medicine. That is what makes Lifetime Health and Wellness unique.
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