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Here’s Why Integrative Medicine Might Be Best for You

Here’s Why Integrative Medicine Might Be Best for You

Integrative medicine is a patient-focused, whole-person medical practice that combines a variety of therapies and disciplines. It includes traditional Western-based medicine and other alternative methods to provide both safe and effective care. 

This branch of medicine takes into account your whole person, including your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. It also works to address not only your symptoms but also any underlying factors that could be contributing to your poor health.

At BodyLogicMD in Glastonbury, Connecticut, integrative medicine specialist Anita Petruzzelli, MD, leads our team in expert holistic care. In this blog, we review what you need to know about integrative medicine, including when it might be the right treatment approach for you. 

Who needs integrative medicine?

Anyone can benefit from integrative medicine, even if you feel completely healthy. However, these are some common issues that are often effectively addressed with holistic care:

Integrative medicine can also help when you need to lose weight or manage a healthy weight.

While an integrative medicine provider can’t replace your primary care physician or other specialists, an integrative medicine expert such as Dr. Petruzzelli can work alongside your entire health care team to provide you with a plan that considers your whole person. Dr. Petruzzelli can also provide treatments to prevent and manage chronic diseases. 

What does integrative medicine entail?

At BodyLogicMD, Dr. Petruzzelli places high emphasis on her relationships with patients. She works as a team with you to benefit your immediate and long-term health and well-being. Integrative medicine is also highly individualized and combines several different techniques to achieve a perfect plan that works just right for you.

We can recommend traditional methods such as medication and psychotherapy but highlight some complementary or alternative treatments that round out your plan and consider your health as a whole. 

An integrative medicine visit at BodyLogicMD includes reviewing all your symptoms and discussing factors that might impact your health, such as your social environment, home life, mental health, and self-care tactics. 

These are some of the complementary treatments that might prove helpful in boosting your overall health as well as addressing any current issues you’re dealing with:

We can also review some healthy lifestyle habits to establish, such as eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, managing stress levels, and getting plenty of sleep. 

Start receiving whole-person care today

If you’d like to start receiving patient-focused care that treats your whole person, contact our team to set up an appointment. Simply call our office at 860-341-1205 or book online.

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