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What Is Integrative Medicine?

Integrative medicine combines traditional western medicine (includes surgeries, drugs, and lifestyle changes) with complementary medical practices. For people with complex or chronic diseases, it can help maximize wellness.

How Can Integrative Medicine Help?

A variety of techniques are used to deliver care to the entire body. Traditional treatments paired with complimentary treatments work together to heal your body, mind, and overall spirit. Complementary treatments do not replace traditional treatments, instead they help you cope with symptoms, side effects, or possible complications.

Who Can Benefit From Integrative Medicine?

Many different patients can benefit from integrative medicine. Most commonly, people with chronic or long-lasting or complex medical conditions are more likely to benefit from integrative medicine. These medical conditions include a variety of physical and mental ailments including:

  • Asthma

  • Cancer

  • Chronic/Joint/Neck Pain

  • Diabetes

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Infertility

  • Sciatica

  • Depression

  • Insomnia

  • And so many more!

Types of Complementary Treatments

There are several different types of complementary treatments that can be introduced.

Natural treatment options may include:

  • Diet Therapy - Paleo, Mediterranean, Keto, Plant-Based or other diet options.

  • Herbal Supplements - natural substances from plant oils, roots, seeds, berries and flowers that have healing properties.

  • Probiotics - good bacteria that supports digestive health and your immune system.

  • Vitamins - minerals and substances that are good for overall health.

Overall Benefits of Integrative Medicine

Disease-focused therapies from traditional western medicine practices, combined with healing opportunities from complementary medicine practices can help people that are living with chronic medical conditions. Here are a few overall benefits that can be achieved with integrative medicine:

  • Peace of mind

  • Increased appetite

  • Improved cognitive function

  • Relief from pain, nausea, and fatigue

  • Better and more restful sleep

If you suffer from a chronic or long-term medical disease, contact Madison Integrative Medicine. We are located in Madison, Alabama and serve patients located in Huntsville, Madison and surrounding areas. We are your destination for a trusted Integrative Medicine approach.

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