Recently there has been a transition, with many medical professionals choosing to embrace integrative medicine. But, what does integrative medicine involve, and how does it compare to the conventional treatment we are all accustomed to?
Put simply, the best way to describe conventional medicine is the treatment of symptoms. For example, you visit the doctor because you are experiencing headaches. The doctor performs a quick consult before prescribing some painkillers and sending you on your way.
Integrative medicine combines the conventional school of thought with a broader need to look at the whole body and determine the cause and contributing factors, rather than just treating the symptom (the pain). Integrative medicine, often called functional or holistic treatment, will deep dive into the bigger picture, considering elements like genetics, environment, lifestyle, nutrition, and sleep patterns to help narrow in on the root of the issue.
In the case of headaches, an integrative approach may uncover that you haven’t been sleeping well, your diet is lacking, and you have back tension - all of which contribute to the headaches. In addition to providing initial symptomatic relief, holistic doctors would pair you with qualified health care providers like a dietitian and osteopath to help you eliminate the issue.
At the Renaissance Clinic, we offer several boutique services that are tailored to the individual. Our holistic approach is backed by science and has expertly balanced integrative medicine vs. conventional medicine to provide treatment that considers the individual as a whole rather than someone with a series of separate issues.
The Renaissance team of experts uses a coordinated, patient-focused approach to your wellbeing. Our individually tailored treatments will address all aspects of health, mind, body, and spirit to help you embrace your wellbeing and reach optimum performance levels.
Contact our expert team today for more information on our services and to discover how you can embrace integrative medicine and experience a bright, healthier future.