You may have heard about physicians embracing the relatively new philosophy of Integrative or Functional Medicine. Our health care system has put demands on doctors that limit the amount of time spent with patients. Instead of being allowed the time with a patient to find the underlying causes to illness, physicians are rushed and overwhelmed and are forced to treat symptoms. Integrative Medicine reaffirms the important relationship between the patient and practitioner. Integrative Medicine also focuses on the whole person, combining Western medical practices with what is considered alternative medicine focusing on prevention through nutrition, exercise, supplements, therapy and many other techniques.
More and more research has proven the mind-body connection is real. Depression and anxiety can bring on many physical symptoms. Chronic pain can bring on depression symptoms. It’s important that the whole body is treated. Integrative Medicine allows a physician to not just look at back pain, for instance, but assess the whole individual to look at things like history, diet deficiencies, physical agility, and stressors. At Ketamine Wellness Centers we feel it is absolutely imperative to not only take into account physical symptoms but also psychological and social aspects of health and illness.
Integrative Medicine involves understanding the origins, prevention, and treatment of complex and chronic diseases. At Ketamine Wellness Centers we take the time to get to know the patient and their history whether they are being treated for depression or chronic pain. Our in-house counselors are available along the way. We have also partnered with professionals in other fields to refer patients for individualized assessments and therapies for a more robust wellness plan.
No two patients suffering from chronic illnesses are alike. Depression, PTSD, anxiety, and chronic pain have many different stages, origins, manifestations, and comorbid conditions. As many of our patients have discovered, one pill does not fit all. And usually, the pills don’t help at all. When you are ready for an alternative treatment that has proven effectiveness in 80% of our patients and you are ready to be treated as a whole being, we are here to help. There is hope. There is help. Call us today at 855-KET-WELL.
Kevin Nicholson is the CEO of Ketamine Wellness Centers, Inc.