Welcome to the World of Integrative Medicine
This term has become more widely known in recent years. Integrative Medicine describes a style of practice that incorporates the best of conventional and alternative medical systems to achieve the finest result possible for each patient.
Integrative Medicine looks critically at all interventions to determine efficacy and safety before they are broadly applied. Therapies that are closer to nature and less invasive are preferred when appropriate.
The philosophy of Integrative Medicine promotes a relationship of trust between practitioner and patient, however, it has been my longstanding belief that this is a requirement for success in any medical system.
I have chosen to focus on East Asian Medicine as the modality I use alongside Western techniques. Weaving acupuncture and herbs into conventional methods of diagnosis and treatment can create a synergistic effect. The ability of the mind, body, and spirit to heal is enhanced. The balance of all biological systems can be more readily achieved and maintained.
The practice of Integrative Medicine honors and assists the body's ability to heal itself but acknowledges and utilizes the vast accomplishments of modern medicine. I have been very privileged to use this craft not only to treat acute and chronic conditions, but to promote health and prevent disease.