Integrative Medicine Clinic Questions and Answers
RejuvaMed in Wesley Chapel provides our patients with an integrative medical approach to their health and well-being. To learn about our integrative medical approach, give us a call or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 28945 State Road 54, Suite 101, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543.
What is Integrative Medicine?
Integrative medicine combines what has previously been known as complementary or alternative medicine practices with conventional medicine to provide patients with a holistic approach to their health and well-being. Integrative medicine techniques are used to help patients manage their symptoms from conditions such as cancer, chronic fatigue, persistent pain, and fibromyalgia, among others. Their quality of life is improved by reducing pain, anxiety and fatigue through the use of common practices such as acupuncture, massage therapy, aromatherapy, meditation, music therapy, dietary supplements, and animal-assisted therapy. These treatments are not meant to be used in replacement of conventional medical treatments, but in conjunction with conventional medicine as complementary treatments. At RejuvaMed we offer integrative medical therapies to our patients to help ease symptoms they are experiencing from medical conditions. Always consult your family doctor or primary care physician prior to seeking integrative medical options to ensure they won’t conflict with any existing treatments you are receiving or have any conflicts with your overall health.
What is the difference between integrative and functional medicine?
Integrative and functional medicine work in very similar ways of treating the whole person versus just the symptoms the patient is experiencing. The big difference between the two medical practices is that functional medicine looks to identify and understand the root cause is of the disease that the patient is experiencing. Both methods treat the patient as an individual person, as opposed to just treating the disease. With functional medicine, each patient’s treatment plan will be unique to their individual condition, and taking into account the patient’s complete medical history to determine what it is in their biochemistry and genetic makeup that is causing them to be ill. It is used in particular for chronic diseases and conditions such as cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases, in addition to conditions such as obesity and diabetes. By determining and understanding the root cause of the disease or condition, treatment will focus on treating the root cause as well as preventing the individual to be affected by further health risks down the road.
What are the principles of integrative medicine?
RejuvaMed uses the principles of integrative medicine to provide alternative therapy options to help patients manage their symptoms and experience relief of medical conditions. Treatment through integrative medicine focuses on the whole person and their overall health and well-being, as opposed to just treating existing symptoms. At RejuvaMed we are focused on creating an equal partnership between our patient and their medical practitioner in order to provide the patient with an effective health program grounded in mutual respect and trust. The integrative medical treatments are non-medicinal and take an approach of complementing and supporting existing conventional medical treatments. Integrative medicine looks to improve patients’ quality of life through a reduction in pain, fatigue, and anxiety. They provide patients with the ability to better be able to manage their symptoms from conditions such as chronic fatigue, persistent pain, cancer, and fibromyalgia, among others. Integrative medicine treatments can include acupuncture, massage therapy, meditation, and nutrition counseling, along with lifestyle changes to impact the patient’s physical and emotional health.
What are the benefits of integrative medicine?
Integrative medicine provides patients with the benefit of a holistic approach to their health and well-being that focuses on a whole-body approach to treatment. Through a partnership between the patient and their health care practitioner at RejuvaMed, patients can expect to benefit from a treatment plan based on their lifestyle and them as a person. We will provide the medical knowledge to our patients, and they will provide their feedback and thoughts on how the treatment will affect them and how they feel about it. Our patients are a key component to our treatment plans and help provide direction on how the treatment is going to look. At RejuvaMed, we provide treatments that are used in conjunction with conventional medical treatments to help alleviate pain, anxiety, and fatigue using alternative methods such as acupuncture, meditation, massage therapy, and other options.
If you would like more information or would like to schedule an appointment with our physician, we would be happy to hear from you! For an appointment, please feel welcome to schedule one through our website or give us a call. We serve patients from Wesley Chapel FL, Land o Lakes FL, Lutz FL, New Tampa FL, Tampa Palms FL, Zephyrhills FL, San Antonio FL, Dade City FL, Tampa FL, and surrounding areas.