Integrative Medicine - sometimes referred to as complementary medicine - combines traditional medical practices with complementary non-standard treatments. The goal of integrative medicine is to not only address your physical well-being, but your emotional and spiritual well-being as well.
Mercy integrative medicine doctors work in conjunction with your care team (your primary care doctor and any specialists that may be treating you) to promote healing. Complementary medicine coupled with lifestyle changes can both have immediate and long-lasting effects on your health.
At Mercy, integrative medicine could include the following:
Our goal, as always, is to get our patients feeling healthy and back to getting the most out of their daily lives. If you think you could benefit from integrative medicines talk to your primary care doctor to discuss your needs.
When you have chronic pain, you don't always have to always rely on pain medications or resort to surgery for relief. Mercy’s Integrative Medicine team promotes healing and pain relief through alternative approaches, many of which are listed above.
These alternative approaches to pain rehabilitation can have immediate and long-lasting benefits. You may notice that you feel better by taking fewer pain medications and, as a result, you feel better about your physical, emotional and spiritual health. With support from Mercy, alternative therapies can help you minimize your pain, regain strength and stamina, and improve your quality of life.