Integrated Medicine Uses a Whole Body Approach to Health and Healing
Chiropractic treatments are still somewhat foreign to a fair number of people living in the United States. Many people assume that the practice of chiropractic medicine it's centered solely on spinal adjustments. Our team here at Cahill Back & Neck Care Center has taken on the mission of educating people about Chiropractic Care and the benefits it offers. Our chiropractor, Dr. Stinson, approaches health care by including integrated medicine theory and methodology into his practice. Here is some information about integrated medicine, and how holistic care is utilized in our family practice.
What Is Integrated Medicine?
Integrated medicine is often compared to holistic care. The main premise behind the practice of holistic medicine is to take care of the whole body. In other words, therapeutic modalities aim to treat the mind, body, and essence of a person to maintain health and wellness, and promote healing. Doctors who practice integrated medicine delve into the root cause of diseases and conditions by focusing on lifestyle factors, nutrition, and genetics. It should be noted however, Integrative medicine is not the same as alternative medicine or complementary medicine.
The practice of integrative medicine is defined by a core set of principles. Some of them include: The practitioner and the patient work together as partners in the process of healing, concentrating on factors like the mind, the body, the community and other factors that influence diseases, health, and wellness. All healing sciences are used by practitioners to garner a healing response in the bodies of patients. Integrated medicine focuses on minimally invasive and natural treatment modalities are used to effectively promote healing are used to treat conditions when possible. Treatment modalities are prescribed based on the unique needs of the individual at our health and wellness center.
Benefits Associated With Integrative Medicine
One of the most frustrating things patients who experience chronic pain due to an illness or an injury is not being able to find the help they need. Patients often complain that they don’t feel like their issues are being adequately addressed by their providers because they don’t take the time to listen to what they have to say. Practitioners of integrative medicine take the time to listen to the issues and concerns of their patients. Staff at a health and wellness center will work with their patients to develop individual treatment plans to address their needs.
When it comes to the treatment of injuries and disease, in many cases it takes the collaboration of practitioners like family practice physicians, internists, and physical therapists to place patients back on the road to recovery. Doctors who practice integrative medicine work collaboratively with other practitioners as members of a care team. This is an important benefit for patients because it affords them the benefit of having the expertise, skills, and knowledge of multiple providers working together, and providing different perspectives to help create a successful treatment strategy.
Learn How Integrative Treatment Modalities Can Help You
Here at Cahill Back & Neck Care, our chiropractor is dedicated to healing our patients using a whole body approach. It is the mission of Dr. Stinson and the rest of our team, to restore the health and vitality of our patients without the use of pharmaceutical medications and invasive therapies. To learn more about integrated medicine and how it can help you, give our office a call at 651-451-7222 to schedule your appointment today.