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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Today, nutritional– or functional medicine, recognizes that to reach our individual level of optimum health requires periodic support and removal of unwanted environmental and cellular byproducts and toxins. However, it is imperative to recognize the level of detox that each individual can handle safely. It is a mistake to think one size fits all. Obviously if you start trying to detox too intensely when your reserves are low , the result can be an intensifying of any existing health problems . Diverting energy to restore and repair requires adequate resources, and asking a body already depleted to do more can tip the balance,in the wrong way. The idea in “cleaning” the body is to activate the natural liver processes to remove unwanted materials. It is a multi step process requiring specific nutritional support to move through the steps necessary to take potential toxins and neutralize and remove them from the body. If someone’s nutritional read more
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