Integrative Medicine Clinic
As long as you are still breathing, there is more right with you than wrong with you. -John Kabat-Zinn
Our Integrative Medicine Clinic offers consultations for a variety of conditions as well as for general preventive or wellness care. We approach medical issues from a Functional Medicine perspective, that is, looking for underlying causes of disease rather than just treating symptoms.
Together, we will be assessing whether there is something you need that you are missing (e.g. a nutrient, enough deep sleep, more hugs, etc.), and we will also be looking at what you might be taking in or exposed to that you would be better off without.
One of our driving principles is the rules of tacks:
- If you are sitting on a tack, it takes a lot of aspirin to make the pain go away.
- If you are sitting on 2 tacks, removing one does not lead to a 50% improvement in symptoms. - Syd Baker, MD
Together, we will be trying to figure out what the "tacks" are for you (infection, food allergy, toxic exposures, toxic relationships, toxic thought patterns, etc.) and how to remove them so you can heal. This can involve some detective work; we may suggest some laboratory tests and areas to look at, but the biggest part of this will depend on you developing your own awareness and learning to heal yourself.
Our recommendations for treatment are likely to involve mind-body medicine, lifestyle recommendations, and potentially supplements, herbs and/or pharmaceuticals.
We will seek to be allies on your healing journey, but ultimately it is your journey. We look forward to meeting you and working together.
For your first appointment at this clinic, please bring the containers for all the medications, over-the-counter medications, herbs and supplements that you are taking.