What is Integrative Care?
Our Center is committed to integrative and holistic health. In our approach, we treat the person, not the disease. With detailed questionnaires and extensive one-on-one interaction, we try to discern the patients’ values, beliefs and philosophic orientation towards health and life, so that we can work together to design a program aligned with them. We incorporate the best wisdom from a wide and diverse base of healing modalities.
In integrative health care, we assess the impact of lifestyle on health, affirming the innate potential for self-healing in everyone. Lifestyle changes in nutrition, exercise and stress management are offered in conjunction with a range of gentle therapies. We use holistic therapies because they are often lower risk and less toxic forms of treatment and disease prevention. In our approach, they can be used either in place of or in conjunction with the best available bio-medicine. These include:
- Plant-based medicines, including herbal medicine and aromatherapy
- Optimized nutrition for detoxifying, improving digestion, and eliminating food sensitivities
- Nutritional supplementation
- Relaxation techniques, such as meditation, biofeedback