Why Patients Should Consider Integrative Medicine

July 29, 2021

integrative medicineIf you're experiencing an illness, whether major or minor in nature, medical care is sometimes necessary. Modern medical advancements have brought many treatment options for diseases that could have been detrimental several years ago. By practicing integrative medicine, healthcare providers can bring these medical advancements even further and improve many areas of your life and health overall.

What Is Integrative Medicine?

Integrative medicine combines medical and holistic healing by addressing the entire person in the healing process. While receiving medical treatment, a patient will also engage in other healing modalities to assist in the recovery process. The medical treatments target the root problem while holistic and alternative measures help treat other issues caused by the root illness or its symptoms. For example, a person suffering from heart disease would take the medication prescribed by their cardiologist and incorporate dietary changes, exercise, and a stress-relieving activity such as acupuncture into their treatment plan. Together, this big picture would help to treat the causes and symptoms of heart disease.  

Why Should I Consider Integrative Medicine?

Integrative medicine is a very hands-on approach to your healing. Sometimes being sick or unwell can make you feel like you have no control. Integrative medicine gives you control to participate in your own care. You and your medical professional will work together to find a plan that works best for you, and it becomes your responsibility to manage the non-medical part of your care. The alternative methods used can also positively impact other areas of your life and improve your quality of life as a whole, not just in relation to your illness.

Integrative Medicine in Zachary

At Lane Family Practice, Dr. Kimberly Meiners incorporates integrative medicine into all of her patients' treatment plans. Improving her patients' everyday life is Dr. Meiners top priority. She believes that, by caring for her patients as a whole, she can provide better treatment for existing illnesses and help lessen the chance of future illnesses occurring.

Contact our staff at Lane Family Practice today to book an appointment with Dr. Kimberly Meiners. Please visit LaneRMC.org or call 225-654-3607 for more information.

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