Now accepting Telehealth appointments. Call to Schedule a virtual visit.

The Many Benefits of Integrative Medicine

For many people with long-term health conditions, maintaining wellness on a day-to-day basis can be difficult. Once you’ve received a diagnosis and gotten a prescription to treat it, it can seem like you’re simply cut adrift and expected to “cope” with the fluctuations in your health all by yourself — after all, you have the medication to help.

At Indus Healthcare, with offices in offices in Pomona, West Covina, and Montclair, California, Dr. Amit Reenu Paliwal and his experienced team believe there’s more to medicine than just medication. We can help you develop a personalized treatment plan built on the concept of integrative medicine, a holistic approach where alternative medicine therapies can help relieve pain and other symptoms of a chronic condition.

Integrative medicine basics

The driving idea behind integrative medicine isn’t to replace traditional medical treatment, but to supplement it. You can substitute alternative therapies in some areas of your healthcare plan, or simply add them as a backup for days when your traditional therapies don’t work. 

A good example is using integrative medicine for breakthrough pain. Many chronic pain patients struggle with breakthrough pain that flares up periodically. Instead of increasing doses of pain meds, you can turn to integrative medicine which offers alternative ways of decreasing pain levels. For example, your practitioner might teach you deep breathing or meditation techniques to help manage pain flares. 

People who can benefit from integrative medicine

If you have any type of chronic condition, you may want to try integrative medicine. Alternative therapies are available to relieve pain, improve mood, increase mobility, and battle depression. Integrative medicine could be perfect for you if you have:

Types of integrative treatments

There are many types of integrative medicine options. Your doctor will work with you to find the right ones. Dr. Paliwal might recommend any or all of the following:

Benefits of integrative medicine

Integrative medicine can have the following benefits for patients with chronic conditions:

The goal of integrative health is to find ways to complete the circle of healthcare. We strive to include your body, mind, and emotions to help bring your entire self into balance. Lowering stress levels, providing your body with proper nutrition, and relieving symptoms of depression can help the rest of your healthcare regimen be more effective.

Are you ready to take total control of your health? Let Indus Healthcare help. Call our location nearest you to book an appointment or send us a message online

You Might Also Enjoy...

What Every Woman Should Know about Heart Disease

If you’re a woman, a heart attack probably isn’t the health condition you worry the most about. However, it’s still a main cause of death for women, and your symptoms could be subtler than you think.

What Conditions are Considered Chronic?

Is your life continually impacted in a negative way by ill health? You might have a chronic condition. Chronic care patients need ongoing support to stay as healthy as possible and keep symptoms under control.

How Often Should My Child Have a Check-Up?

Are you trying to fit in children’s health check-ups in between dealing with their educational needs, hobbies, and your own workload or studies? Here’s what you need to know about your child’s wellness schedule.

What to Expect during My Annual Physical

Have you had a recent and complete evaluation of your health? An annual physical exam allows you and your doctor to be proactive about your health and head off potentially harmful conditions.

Primary Care and COVID-19: What You Should Know

Are you due for an appointment with your primary care physician, but still worried about entering healthcare spaces due to COVID-19? Find out which appointments should be kept and what can safely be postponed.

5 Tips to Help Your Child Stay Safe this Summer

We all want our kids to be safe as they experience the world, but it can be hard to know when we are protecting and when we are “helicoptering.” Here are five tips to help you keep your children safe this summer.