What is Integrative Health?
At Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, we are devoted to providing Integrative Health in Queens, New York. We created this program to help prevent disease onset, address existing chronic conditions, and promote healing in our patients. Integrative health is the coordinated delivery of evidence-based conventional medical care, complementary medicine and lifestyle modifications for producing optimal health and well-being. It combines the very best of traditional medicine with a variety of alternative treatment options as well as self-care practices to promote healing and overall wellness
What Does Integrative Health Involve?
Integrative health is an approach that places the patient at the center of a treatment plan that takes into the account the physical, emotional and social needs of that individual.
When creating a treatment plan, Integrative healthcare providers apply healthcare strategies that includes the use of alternative medicine that is supported by medical research. This concept is also referred to as evidence-based care.
Treatment plans may include the use of conventional medicine, such as prescriptions, to manage chronic health conditions, as well as alternative therapies, such as yoga, meditation, acupuncture and massage therapy, as well as self-care strategies to promote healing and wellness. Additionally, patients are encouraged to develop healthy behaviors that they can use on a daily basis to improve their health and prevent the development of certain diseases.
This way of practicing medicine allows our providers to deliver the right care at the right time to the right patient based on their individual needs.
How Can Integrative Health Benefit You?
Integrative health offers many advantages. As a patient you will receive individualized and holistic care that addresses your unique health needs.
An integrative approach to your health can help you to better manage symptoms of conditions that include:
- Chronic pain
- Joint pain
- Anxiety and depression
- Digestive disorders
- Sleep disorders
To learn more about our integrative health program in Queens New York, please call 718-206-7849.
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