After two long months of trying to find answers about my health issues with no luck, the last thing my PCP said to me was “it might just be one of those things you have to let pass.” Well I’ve waited a year now and it still hasn’t passed. That’s what I don’t like about Western medicine. In Western Medicine, doctors and other healthcare professionals treat symptoms and diseases using drugs, radiation, or surgery. If they can’t treat your problem using those things, a lot of them usually give up.
I’m grateful that I was referred to Integrative Medicine by a friend after months of having no clue what was going on in my body. Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. Integrative medicine puts the patient at the center and addresses the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect a person’s health. Healing can include nutrition, acupuncture, cupping, massage, herbs, and medications if necessary.
When I started seeing a doctor specializing in Integrative Medicine is when I started getting answers. This doctor gave me all sorts of tests that my regular PCP never even mentioned. If you are struggling with health issues and aren’t getting the answers you need and deserve, I highly recommend looking into Integrative Medicine. Healing could be a lot closer than you think.