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Five Advantages of Going to an Integrative Medicine Clinic

If you’re wondering what integrative medicine is about, it is an approach to health care that combines conventional medicine with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practices, Eastern meets Western medicine including Functional medicine, getting to the root of the cause of the problem which is scientifically proven to be safe and highly effective. Integrative medicine is centered on the patient’s preferences and geared toward addressing all aspects of their health. We focus on restoring your health, not simply controlling the symptoms. Treatments are individualized, tailored to obtainable health goals!

Here are five advantages of going to an integrative medicine clinic—the very reasons to start contemplating finding one near you. 

Takes a Holistic, Personalized Approach to Your Health and Well-Being

Many patients who have symptoms affecting multiple organ systems seek intervention from different healthcare practitioners. If you work with an integrative medicine provider, they will focus on how your symptoms may be interconnected and delve into their root causes, rather than simply addressing them individually.

Your provider will consider various factors affecting the different aspects of your health while working to help you regain your body’s natural equilibrium. They will also assess your lifestyle and determine any factors that may interfere with your ability to adhere to their recommendations. Rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach, your integrative medicine provider will tailor your care to your specific needs and goals.

Reduces Reliance on Pharmacological and Surgical Interventions

While integrative medicine recognizes conventional medicine approaches, it puts emphasis on the use of modalities that leverage the body’s ability to heal itself.  For example, if you have back pain flare-ups, your integrative medicine provider may recommend an anti-inflammatory diet, acupuncture, or other adjunct CAM therapies. These modalities help reduce reliance on pharmacological and surgical interventions, both of which have their inherent risks.

Facilitates Effective Management of Chronic Conditions

If you have a chronic condition that needs constant monitoring, your integrative medicine provider will be your collaborative and accountability partner. They will encourage you to take an active involvement in your own care and work with you to decide on the best course of action. By meeting you where you are now and identifying and addressing any obstacles to lifestyle changes and treatment adherence, they will help you take better control of your health, so you can achieve an excellent prognosis.

Promotes Overall Wellness Through Disease Prevention

Integrative medicine providers are proponents of preventive care. To help you safeguard your health, we will help you understand your risk factors for various conditions, get a good grasp of your current health status, and find ways to proactively address medical issues way before symptoms develop.

We will teach you effective disease prevention strategies, which likely consist of lifestyle modification, nutritional therapy, and stress management, among others.

Helps You Build a Solid Groundwork for Improved Overall Health

Health is not just about the mere absence of disease. Rather, it is about wholesome living— eating healthy, regularly engaging in physical activity, managing stress, and having a positive outlook on life. Integrative medicine is grounded in this perspective, and it involves building a good foundation for improved overall health, for a complete mind, body, and spirit approach.

At IV Ocean Therapy, our board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Laura Burns has established an excellent reputation for her unique, compassionate, comprehensive, and patient-centered approach to health care and wellness. 

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Unconventional medicine takes a more holistic approach by considering the patient’s lifestyle as well as their emotional and mental states.

Holistic approaches have been used to help treat various medical conditions, including chronic pain. It can also be used to help manage stress, improve sleep quality, and increase overall well-being.

Some conditions that alternative therapies can help treat are:

  • Arthritis
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle tension
  • Low energy levels
  • Headaches
  • Digestive issues
  • Allergies

If you are interested in natural treatments for your body, mind, and soul, choose IV Ocean Therapy as your holistic treatment provider in Honolulu.

Island Medical Group LLC DBA IV Ocean Therapy is not your typical healthcare facility. Our board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Laura Burns FNP-BC, and the rest of the team provide nutritional therapy including dietary plans focusing on functional medicine to help ensure you are getting the right nutrients your body needs for healing and improving your wellness with the naturopathic healing qualities of the ocean. We treat patients with chronic stress and anxiety, diabetes, hormonal imbalances, and many other conditions.

Nutritional Supplements

No focus on optimal health is complete without special consideration for proper nutrition and supplementation. You’ll find that we emphasize knowing and meeting your body’s nutritional and immune system needs.

In addition to designing a customized supplementation program, we can provide the actual supplements.

We carry many categories of supplements, including metabolic support, immune system boosters, detoxification, essential fatty acids, brain health, gastrointestinal health, stress management, as well as numerous other options. These special formulations are safe, effective, prescription-grade, and clinically certified for purity and effectiveness.

Your prescription will be formulated by Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Laura Burns who, in addition to her years of experience in emergency medicine, has spent years studying the use of nutrition supplementation for optimal health.

So few of us get all the nutrients our bodies need. Why not make sure you know exactly what you’re missing so you can enjoy good health and peak performance? Call IV Ocean Therapy today for a consult, at (808) 431-7333 to find out more. Or use our convenient online appointment form to schedule your consultation.

The first follow-up visit is typically 3-4 weeks after the initial visit. All testing that was ordered should be completed before returning, so a comprehensive review of tests can be completed. Your provider will spend one-on-one time with you to interpret all results and explain them. Together, we will focus on your goals, and discuss the different treatment plans available to reach those goals. 

The treatment plans are individualized and will be a variety of different modalities that may include conventional medications, natural supplements, IV infusion therapies, Ocean Therapy, hormones, diet modifications, menus, detoxification, behavior and lifestyle changes, and alternative adjunct therapies, like acupuncture, Lomi Lomi (massage), chiropractor, Reiki, and sound/ light healing. Our board-certified nurse practitioner will prescribe a preventive and restorative treatment plan that is individualized to your choices. Each additional visit is on an as-needed basis.

Find out what individualized treatment plan we will recommend for you. To schedule an appointment, call our office today at (808) 431-7333, or book online.