Integrative Medicine at Livingston HealthCare
What Is Integrative Medicine?
Integrative medicine is healing-oriented and takes into account the whole person—mind, body, and spirit—including all aspects of your lifestyle. This form of and approach to medicine emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between the practitioner and the patient and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative.
For example, stress can increase inflammation in the body, worsening conditions such as arthritis, skin conditions, gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, and heart disease. Integrative medicine supports your body's ability to heal itself and can help you achieve health and balance by engaging you, as the patient, in the healing process.
When Should Integrative Medicine Be Used?
Integrative medicine, used in conjunction with traditional treatments, can be used for a broad range of medical needs and conditions, including but not limited to:
- Preventive care
- Skin disease
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Heart disease
Listen to Dr. Helin's mentor - integrative medicine pioneer Dr. Andrew Weil - explain the benefits of an integrative approach:
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