America has a health crisis, and it isn’t just a lack of access to healthcare. More and more Americans are developing chronic health conditions and diseases that require active management by a physician for the long-term, especially if effective treatments are difficult to determine.
There are several reasons Americans are having more health problems, including air and water pollution, unhealthy eating habits, poor sleep hygiene, and increased mental and emotional stress. These can all contribute to chronic diseases. Smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol on a regular basis are also risk factors that you can control.
One of the biggest problems with today’s healthcare system is that doctors want to use only the most modern medicine in their practice. However, studies have shown that “alternative” medicine can often be more effective, especially when it comes to managing chronic disease. The best approach is an integrative approach that uses both types of medicine.
The integrative approach works best because it combines the use of “Western” or modern medicine, such as necessary prescription medications, with “Eastern” or “alternative” medicine, such as making lifestyle changes and using treatments such as detoxification, hormone replacement, IV nutrition to name a few.
The reason this is important is that studies have proven that patients have better outcomes when they are treated as a whole person. In fact, using an integrative approach that is patient-centered can help us work together to find the causes and best treatments for your medical conditions.
If you are interested in learning more about our integrative approach and how it can benefit you, contact us today to schedule an appointment. Our physicians have been trained in Functional and Naturopathic medicine and are Board Certified Physicians.