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Complimentary Medicine


Alternative Medicine

Treatment that Addresses an Individual as a Whole Person. Alternative Medicine Believe in the Body’s Power to Heal itself & we Believe Treatment should Involve the Body, Mind, & Spirit. Care is Personalized and Varies based on Symptoms. Our Patient-Practitioner Relationship is Characterized by a Partnership in which the Patient is Encouraged to Question & Suggest Treatment Options is Central to an Alternative Care Approach.


Alternative medicine can be a part of standard care. An example is treating heart disease with chelation therapy (which seeks to remove excess metals from the blood) instead of using a standard approach. Examples of alternative practices include homeopathy, traditional medicine, chiropractic, and acupuncture. Alternative medical systems are built upon complete systems of theory and practice.

Mind-Body Interventions

Mind-body medicine uses a variety of techniques designed to enhance the mind's capacity to affect bodily function and symptoms. Some techniques that were considered in the past have become mainstream (for example, patient support groups and cognitive-behavioral therapy). Other mind-body techniques are still considered including meditation, prayer, mental healing, and therapies that use creative outlets such as art, music, or dance.

Biologically Based Therapies

Biologically based therapies use substances found in nature, such as herbs, foods, and vitamins. Some examples include dietary supplements,3 herbal products, and the use of other so-called natural but as yet scientifically unproven therapies.

Integrative Medicine

​Includes all Factors that Influence Health, Wellness and Disease. Alongside the Concept of Treatment, the Broader concepts of Health Promotion & the Prevention of Illness are Paramount. Our Approach to Integrative Medicine is Based in Good Science. Effective Interventions that are Natural and Less Invasive are Used.

  • Patient and practitioner are partners in the healing process.

  • All factors that influence health, wellness, and disease are taken into consideration, including mind, spirit, and community, as well as the body.

  • Appropriate use of both conventional and alternative methods facilitates the body's innate healing response.

  • Effective interventions that are natural and less invasive should be used whenever possible.

  • Integrative medicine neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies uncritically.

  • Good medicine is based in good science. It is inquiry-driven and open to new paradigms.

  • Alongside the concept of treatment, the broader concepts of health promotion and the prevention of illness are paramount.

  • Practitioners of integrative medicine should exemplify its principles and commit themselves to self-exploration and self-development.


Functional Medicine


An Approach to Identify and Address the Root Cause of Disease, instead of just treating the problem. FM Focuses on Interactions Between the Environment, the Gastrointestinal, Endocrine, & Immune systems. The precise Manifestation of Diseases Depend on the Individual’s Genes & Lifestyle. FM Evidence Based and Rational where we Look at the Body as an Intelligent Organism that can Heal itself given the right support which Includes choosing the right Kind of Food, Identifying simple Ways to Change your Lifestyle and using Supplements that Both help you Feel better Now and can Help Prevent Disease Down the Road. FM is About Optimizing your Health and Quality of Life in Ways you never knew were Possible.

  1. Functional Medicine views us all as being different; genetically and biochemically unique. This personalized health care treats the individual, not the disease. It supports the normal healing mechanisms of the body, naturally, rather than attacking disease directly.

  2. Functional Medicine is deeply science based. The latest research shows us that what happens within us is connected in a complicated network or web of relationships. Understanding those relationships allows us to see deep into the functioning of the body.

  3. Your body is intelligent and has the capacity for self-regulation, which expresses itself through a dynamic balance of all your body systems.

  4. Your body has the ability to heal and prevent nearly all the diseases of aging.

  5. Health is not just the absence of disease, but a state of immense vitality

Holistic Medicine

Holistic medicine is a form of healing that considers the whole person -- body, mind, spirit, and emotions -- in the quest for optimal health and wellness. According to the holistic medicine philosophy, one can achieve optimal health by gaining proper balance in life. We believe that the whole person is made up of interdependent parts and if one part is not working properly, all the other parts will be affected. In this way, if people have imbalances in their lives, it can negatively affect their overall health. We use all forms of health care, from conventional medication to alternative therapies. The treatment plan may involve drugs to relieve symptoms, but also lifestyle modifications to help prevent the headaches from recurring.

  • All people have innate healing powers.

  • The patient is a person, not a disease.

  • Healing takes a team approach involving the patient and doctor and addresses all aspects of a person's life using a variety of health care practice.

  • Treatment involves fixing the cause of the condition, not just alleviating the symptoms.

  • Patient education on lifestyle changes and self-care to promote wellness. This may include diet, exercise, psychotherapy, relationship and spiritual counseling, and more

  • Therapies such as acupuncture, chiropractic care, homeopathy, massage therapy, naturopathy, and others

  • Western medications and surgical procedures

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