At Integrated Medical Care we believe that there is more than one path that leads to good health. In fact, you may need multiple paths to get where you want to be: enjoying a high quality of life with the energy and motivation to fully participate in your daily experiences.
Our unique approach features the best of what both Western and Eastern medicines have to offer. Relying on sophisticated laboratory testing, your care will be guided by a board-certified MD with over 32 years in private practice. From there, Japanese acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapies, powerful nutritional supplements and homeopathic remedies may be part of your individualized treatment. The ideal combination for each patient is different.
Integrated care can be restorative and supportive for many health issues.
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With the warmth of spring and new growth of plants and trees, seasonal allergy symptoms start to appear. The concept relates to an over reaction of the immune system. Cells release an over abundance of immune molecules causing the congestion, sneezing, stuffiness, itchy eyes and nose and discomfort we are all familiar with. Most of the time allergy is an annoyance, but some people have reactions in the lungs causing asthmatic symptoms. These need to be promptly treated if severe breathing problems occur. For years allergists have skin tested and prescribed the dreaded allergy shots. For many it is an exercise in futility, but for some they are effective to quiet the immune system. It is almost a homeopathic therapy since the body is exposed to ever increasing doses of the compounds that cause symptoms. The idea is that if your body tolerates high doses ,from the shots, then going read more
Attacking pathogens at the heart Herbal remedies can get below surface symptoms Two thousand years ago, in an Eastern village, an epidemic infection wiped out 200 kinsmen. In the aftermath, a village survivor named Zhang Zhong-Jing wrote the Treatise: “On Cold Damage,” which outlines treatments he developed for treating epidemic diseases. Soon elevated to the status of medical sage, Zhong-Jing’s work – his herbal remedies – became the basis for every Asian practitioner’s treatment of such ailments. The construct of illness that existed at his time assumed that evil pathogens – wind and chill, damp and warm, or dryness – attacked our person. Survival depended on the strength or weakness of both the patient and the evil. Fast forward to what Westerners call the “common cold.” It’s spread by contagion and has at its core respiratory infection. As simple as the origin of illness and its treatments read more
WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN? Preventable risk for cardio vascular disease is elusive at best: Your cholesterol count is considered the number that indicates how strong the tendency is toward heart attack and stroke. Yet today 50% of heart attacks occur in the range of “normal cholesterol”. In fact, evidence shows that even high levels of lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides) may not predict these risks. This suggests that finding more useful tools for risk assessment are necessary. Lipid numbers appear to be markers for cardio vascular disease, but they don’t tell us specifically if we need treatment. We can break down lipids into good cholesterol: HDL, and bad cholesterol: LDL. And with the newest sophisticated lab testing, can we can break down these particles further and actually look at their characteristics. This allows us to see better parameters for each type of cholesterol, and evaluate more effectively the read more