What is integrative medicine?
Integrative medicine offers a holistic approach to health care. An integrative medicine provider doesn’t just treat symptoms or focus on one single health issue. Instead, they focus on all of the systems of your body as well as your mental and emotional well-being.
An integrative doctor has an in-depth understanding of standard, or conventional, medical practices. They may also have expertise in functional medicine, which seeks to identify the root causes of disease by understanding how the body’s systems work together. And an integrative practitioner has extensive knowledge of complementary practices that use a natural or alternative medicine approach.
At Concierge IV Nutrition, the experienced integrative medical team supports your mind, body, and spirit. They design patient-focused, customized treatment plans using evidence-based, conventional, functional, and complementary therapies. These treatments promote healing, prevent future illnesses, and support overall health and wellness.
Why should I see an integrative medicine practitioner?
On its own, conventional medicine does a wonderful job when addressing conditions such as broken bones, stroke, and other issues that require emergency, surgical, or highly specialized care. For chronic conditions, health optimization, age-related issues, and many other concerns, integrative medicine provides a more holistic — and often more effective — care option.
Safe, natural treatments that approach the body as a complex ecosystem can offer many benefits, such as reducing the need for prescription medications, avoiding harsh side-effects, and supporting overall health and vitality.
Some of the benefits of integrative medicine can include:
- Improved sleep
- Increased immunity
- Reduced chronic inflammation
- Hormonal balance
- Reduced symptoms of menopause or low testosterone
- Weight loss
- Healthy skin, hair, and nails
- Improved mental clarity and focus
- Enhanced workout performance
- Reduced signs of aging
- Prenatal support
Integrative medicine can also address anxiety, depression, and stress. These mood-related concerns have an effect on your overall health.
What is involved in integrative medicine?
The integrative doctors at Concierge IV Nutrition begin with a comprehensive evaluation. This may include a physical exam, a micronutrient test, thyroid testing, and other lab work to determine the underlying cause of your symptoms.
Following your evaluation, your caring provider designs a customized treatment plan that provides the right therapies for your individual needs. Your personalized treatment protocol may include:
- IV vitamin therapy
- Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy
- Nutritional counseling
- Custom-blended nutritional supplements
- NAD+ therapy
- Vitamin injections
Depending on your unique needs, your provider may recommend additional complementary treatment options.
To schedule a comprehensive evaluation at Concierge IV Nutrition, call the clinic office today, or request an appointment online.