Integrative Medicine: What you need to know

At Trivita Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ Our Integrative Medicine Offers a Wider Variety of Options Focused on Prevention, Early Detection, and Reversal of Lifestyle-Related Diseases. Call (480) 725-4474 or Book an Appointment Online

Integrative Medicine: What you need to know

 

 

Integrative medicine is a holistic approach to healing that combines the best of conventional medicine with evidence-based complementary and alternative medical practices. The goal is to focus on whole person care designed to optimize the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of your entire being so you can live your purpose in the most fulfilling way. The patient-centered approach begins with a comprehensive health risk assessment and physical so that any potential causes of preventable lifestyle-related diseases can be identified. Our integrative health care team discusses your symptoms, as well as look for the reasons behind your symptoms. Once health risks, symptoms, and diseases are identified, a personalized treatment and lifestyle program will be co-developed with the patient and medical provider.

Prevention, Early Detection, and Reversal of Lifestyle-Related Diseases

We are in the age of prevention, and there is a broader acceptance of integrative approaches to health. Now more than ever diseases can be discovered at their earliest stages. We offer a wide variety of basic and advanced diagnostic tests to detect imbalances throughout the body. TriVita Clinic’s diagnostics focus on the health issues that affect the greatest numbers of the U.S. population including heart health, brain health, musculoskeletal pain relief, allergy and immune health, and hormone health. We also provide integrative primary care for men’s and women’s health. The earlier an imbalance is detected, the more quickly and effectively we can treat and, in many cases, reverse it.

Your Body Has the Ability to Heal and Repair

The body works as an integrated system, so our ability to combine the latest in diagnostics, conventional medical treatment, and evidence-based alternative and complementary therapies creates a synergistic effect leading to more choices and better results. Integrative health care is designed to empower the patients with knowledge and information to initiate personal responsibility to not only maintain health but to improve it. With the right balance of nature and nurturing, the body can heal and repair itself. Working with an integrative health specialist provides patients with not only greater insight of potential health risks and how to prevent and reverse them but also provides a wider spectrum of personalized health-care options to support the vital system of the body to heal and repair.

Underlying Causes of Dis-Ease

Integrative medicine seeks to understand the underlying causes of disease. Illness does not develop overnight; Disease is progressive. There are three main stages of disease:

  • Subtle: In the subtle stage of disease one might complain of a little fatigue, loss of focus or gaining weight even with adequate diet and exercise. This is a stage where the disease process cannot be detected by conventional diagnostic tests such as labs, X-rays, and others. Lifestyle modifications can effectively manage this stage of the disease.
  • Emerging: In emerging states of disease complaints such as seasonal allergies, forgetfulness, aches and pains, high blood pressure, or elevated or diminished blood results start to show up. In this stage, the disease may or may not be detected through diagnostic tests although it can progress to the stage where chronic and life-threatening diseases start to become more evident. This stage of the disease can be managed effectively by lifestyle modifications, evidence-based alternative, and complementary medicine and therapies.
  • Gross: Gross stages of disease consist of heart disease, Alzheimer’s, incontinence, lack of mobility, neuropathy, kidney disease, sleep apnea, and many others. Diagnostic tests can detect and confirm the gross stage of illness. This stage of the disease can benefit from lifestyle modifications but often requires invasive procedures, multiple medications, hospitalization, and long-term care.

Whether you are dealing with subtle, emerging, or gross states of disease, Trivita Clinic of Integrative Medicine has a solution for you. Due to increasing health care expenses and limited health care coverage, consumers, in general, are taking a more significant and active role in their health care and seeking other evidence-based alternative and complementary approaches to their health. Life is about living with increased energy, vitality, and quality of well-being so we can pursue our desires and purpose throughout every stage of life.

If you want to learn more about integrative health, visit us at 16100 North, Greenway Hayden Loop, Suite G-100 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 or call 480 337-4148 to schedule your appointment with one of our integrative health care providers.