As an integrative medicine practitioner, I spend a lot of time discussing the importance of diet and lifestyle with those suffering from chronic pain. Because while prescription pharmaceuticals like opioids, or even just over-the-counter analgesics are a great solution for acute pain, they can end up doing more harm than good with longterm use for […]
Natural methods of healing can help to relieve chronic pain and myofascial pain. Without diet and lifestyle changes, we’re missing a key part of the puzzle.
- Myofascial pain refers to pain of the muscles and fascia. It’s commonly involved in challenging cases of chronic pain.
- Myofascial pain can be relieved using GUNN Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) […]
Aging gracefully starts by accepting the aging process of your individual body. But it doesn’t mean that you need to accept pain as a factor of aging.
- In order to find balance between our injury rate and our healing rate, we need to adjust our activities as we age, or improve our methods of self-care.
The 2-Second Explanation of Integrative Medicine (IM)
Integrative Medicine combines the precision of Western medicine with approaches from complementary and alternative medicine. For example, an integrative medicine practitioner might combine stress-reduction techniques, nutritional guidance, and Western medicine to treat a chronic disease.
What’s the Difference Between Integrative Medicine and Conventional Healthcare?
The largest difference is that integrative medicine […]
Do you suffer from back pain? You’re not alone.
Many patients come to me for help with their back. In fact, back pain is the largest cause of disability across the world. The good news is you can often cure your back pain. There’s even better news as well: you don’t need prescription drugs to do it.
Integrative Medicine–the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.