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.
Are we healthier? Do we feel better? Are we healing?
Integrative medicine, as practiced at National Integrated Health Associates, NIHA, is health care that blends traditional western medicine with safe, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies in order to help the patient heal. Holistic and integrative doctors support and empower patients along their journey to optimum health and wellness.
These recent articles show that public awareness and interest in integrative medicine is on the rise:
Duke Integrative Medicine is launching professional training in integrative-health coaching. "It's like a life coach, but for your health," says Gaudet. ...
Dr. Weil explains if an integrative approach to medicine can help solve America's health care problems.
3. Natural News "90 Percent of Parents Want to Know More About Alternative Medicine, Survey Reveals"
Integrative medicine combines traditional Western medicine with medical therapies from other traditions, including acupuncture, massage and nutrition.
4. Andrew Weil, MD "The Advantages of Integrative Medicine"
Dr. Weil looks at the evidence for integrative vs. strictly conventional medicine.
Dr. Servan-Schreiber discusses the importance of nutrition, exercise and lifestyle in cancer prevention.
Lyme Disease is complicated. Integrative health expert Patricia Gerbarg MD is cited by Dr. Mehmet Oz in the December 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, for her approach to relieving post-Lyme disease symptoms with herbals, supplements and lifestyle changes.
National Integrated Health Associates, NIHA, is an integrative medicine and dental center and serves patients in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia metropolitan area. NIHA'S group of holistic and integrative doctors, biological dentists, naturopaths and health practitioners view health from a whole body perspective.