Integrative Health Blog

5 Reasons to Choose an Integrative Doctor for Primary Care

Posted by on Tue, Jan 27, 2015

A primary care provider is a family physician, internist, or nurse practitioner who coordinates all of the health care a patient receives. The holistic primary care model offers not only traditional primary care but also incorporates the best of complementary and alternative healing therapies from around the world to help you achieve optimum wellness, not just freedom from disease.

Our holistic primary care providers will be your partner and guide in helping you achieve your health goals.

Top 5 Reasons for Integrative Medicine

1. We treat the whole person

The mind, body and spirit all contribute to your health status and wellness. An integrative MD or Nurse Practitioner will develop a treatment plan that addresses your medical needs as well as your emotional and nutritional well-being. Stress management, diet, and lifestyle factors all play a role in your overall health.

2. Integrative medicine treats the cause of imbalance, not just the symptoms

You are not just a collection of your symptoms.  We look for the root cause of your imbalance or illness and develop a plan, with you, to remedy the cause. We can test for factors which may be contributing to illness or imbalance, and work with you to correct the underlying cause.

3. We partner with you to develop a plan for optimal health

Integrative medicine is patient-centered. You are your own best advocate, but it is nice to have a partner with the same goal of getting you to a better state of wellness. Since integrative medicine works to address the cause of illness, it may take longer than a "quick fix" often expected with prescription medication. This is to be expected, but with a longer appointment the practitioner is able to listen and work with you to keep you moving in the right direction.

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Tags: holistic approach, integrative medicine, integrative doctor, primary care

Integrative Physical Health: Your body and you

Posted by on Tue, Sep 28, 2010

by Ralph Wilson ND

People come to us at NIHA when they have concerns about their health of body or mind. Working with the natural laws of health is the goal of the integrative medicine practitioners at NIHA and we are proud to announce the formation of the Integrative Physical Health Initiative. The insights of our various practitioners are adding to the IPH menu of choices available for individual health care programs by recognizing that every physical concern is affected by the person’s conscious participation in improving their health.

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Tags: craniosacral therapy, biological dentistry, integrative medicine, integrative doctor, mind-body

Functional Medicine : If you don't test, you guess

Posted by on Tue, Aug 10, 2010

Chas Gant MD, PhD

"The whole is more than the sum of its parts" -Aristotle

Think of your body as a grand orchestra assembled to play an elaborate symphony together...each system is a different instrument. While we recognize many individual "players" in the body, they all function as a whole.

If any of YOUR "players" are out of tune or marching to a different beat, YOU may be suffering.

Have you been working on your health for a long time and still feel that something is still missing?

We invite you to take a look at your own internal orchestra with Dr. Chas Gant's Functional Medicine and Fuctional Testing program. Functional medicine is patient-centered medicine that examines how the systems of the body are functioning, or working properly. Functional medicine searches for the underlying imbalance which can contribute to illness or chronic disease. If one of the musicians is out of tune, it will affect the whole orchestra. Similarly, if YOU have an imbalance, it can affect your whole body in ways that you may not even know.

It's time to get your body balanced. Here's how:

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Tags: functional medicine, integrative medicine, integrative doctor

Integrative Medicine is in the News

Posted by on Mon, Jun 14, 2010

With all the focus on health care this year we are starting to take a hard look at what kind of "health care" we are actually receiving from the medical community. 

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Tags: integrative health, integrative medicine, integrative doctor, integrated medicine, holistic dentistry

Allergies? Try Needle Free Allergy Testing and Treatment

Posted by on Wed, Dec 16, 2009

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Tags: irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, sinus, allergies, integrative doctor

A Holistic Approach to Allergy Treatment

Posted by on Mon, May 18, 2009

By Dr. Barbara Solomon

Are you taking allergy medication and still suffering from sneezing, runny nose and itchy eyes?

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Tags: allergy elimination technique, irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, holistic approach, sinus, integrative doctor

Holistic doctor recommends ways to avoid the flu

Posted by on Tue, May 05, 2009

 By Dr. Paul Beals

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Tags: natural options, flu, immune system, integrative doctor, holistic doctor