Integrative Medicine is defined as healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It is medical care where the provider partners with the patient in the healing process. Dr. Kara Parker has brought this type of healing to Whittier Clinic.
Four ways that Integrative Medicine benefits patients is by:
- Addressing the root of the illness, treats the whole person and not just the symptom(s)
- Taking a partnership approach, the patient becomes a partner in the healing process and they learn to make lifestyle choices that impact their future
- Addressing chronic issues, bringing the entire body into balance
- Ensuring personal attention, providers tend to spend more time with the patient as they are looking at the whole picture
The goal of integrative medicine is not to help you get rid of your symptoms, but to address the true cause behind them. The belief is that by combining therapies, patients will not only see results faster, but they will find more lasting results. (more…)