Lifestyle change is the foundation for healing. Whatever illness you have, my Integrative doctors and I believe it can be reversed. It’s frustrated going to a Western medicine doctor and getting dismissed within less than 10 minutes after being told there is nothing wrong with you. If you are not feeling well and doctors cannot find anything wrong (story of my life), then it’s important to move away from conventional medicine and find someone who can help you work through your illness or pain. Natural medicine is about self-care and empowering the patient to take control and step into a different role- take that proactive role and you will heal faster.
Our current medical system is about walking in to a doctor’s office, taking a pill and expecting to heal without understanding the underlying causes of why you are in pain or why you are not feeling well. But yet people expect to get ‘fixed’ by pills. Doctors need to shift their own role and not ‘fix’ people – this doesn’t work and doesn’t facilitate any kind of healing. Lifestyle change is the foundation for getting better: eating better, managing stress and being proactive, which requires you to step in and make changes in your life because you won’t get better unless you do take charge of your own body.
Integrative medicine M.D.s can help find the root cause of what you are experiencing.
Wondering what Integrative Medicine is all about? I’ve got a whole explanation of ‘What is Integrative Medicine?’
After almost a decade of dealing with conventional medicine and Mayo Clinic, I switched to working with only Integrative M.D.s and healed myself. Here are a few Integrative Medicine Tests that I asked my Integrative M.D.s to check me for – these tests were crucial in finding out what was causing my pain.
If you haven’t been feeling right and you know something is wrong, yet all of your biopsies, X-Rays, CT Scans, MRIs, etc. show nothing at all, don’t give up. I was there, too. You can find an Integrative/Functional medicine doctor through the links below. Integrative M.D.s also have very high quality supplements aside from low-grade supplements sold in health food stores and pharmacy’s.
How to Find an Integrative/Functional Medicine Doctor in Your Area
Functional/Integrative Medicine Doctors in New York
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
American College for Advancement in Medicine
Be sure to ask your M.D. questions to make sure they are the right doctor for you! Here is a list of Questions to Ask Your Doctor before and during your appointments.
It is essential to work with a nutritionist and an Integrative M.D. because I am sharing general information that is not intended to be medical advice. This information is only given for informational purposes.
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