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Holistic Medicine

We Treat The Whole Person

Holistic medicine creates a partnership between alternative and conventional medicine to address all facets of family wellbeing--from prenatal to geriatric care.

What Is Holistic Medicine?

Holistic medicine is the science and art that covers the complete individual and combines traditional and alternative therapies to eliminate and treat illness, however, most importantly to enhance optimal health and wellness. Holistic physicians work with patients to customize a health care treatment that incorporates every aspect of a patient’s health. They look at the body as an integrated whole, search beyond the individual symptoms, and attempt to find the root cause of disease and illness. We incorporate every aspect of health in our assessment of a patient, not just their physical symptoms but their mental and emotional health as well, thus giving a patient the most direct approach towards achieving optimal health and wellness.

What To Expect From Your Visit

Your initial visit will be used primarily for diagnostic purposes and to learn about your chief health concern(s). We will process any recent laboratory results, and go over an in-depth symptom survey to customize a treatment plan for you. Our philosophy is rooted in the belief that each patient is unique and requires equally unique health plans and goals.

1-2 Weeks Later A Patient Returns For A Follow Up Visit That Will Include:

  • Diet program information and suggestions
  • A computerized assessment of your Symptom Survey questionnaire
  • Overview of your laboratory results
  • A customized program of whole food concentrates to assist stabilize your whole body biochemistry

Chinese Herbal Therapies

Traditional Chinese Medicine applies the laws and behaviors of nature to healing to promote optimal health. Often misunderstood as a “new age” patchwork of various healing methods, it’s a unified medical process which has been used in excess of five thousand years.

The primary focus of Traditional Chinese Medicine is the idea that the source of diseases, not their signs and symptoms, has to be treated. In modern-day terminology, Traditional Chinese Medicine is holistic in its strategy; it views every part of a person’s body, mind, spirit, and feelings as a section of one complete circle--as opposed to loosely related pieces that should be treated independently.

Custom Herbal Formulae

We create personalized Chinese herbal blends for each individual patient--designed specifically for your body.

Cupping Treatments

Whether you want to heal your muscles and joints from an injury, find a healthy way to manage stress, or clear bad energy from your body, cupping therapy might be the right treatment for you.

Moxibustion Services

Professionals use moxa to heat areas and acupuncture points with the purpose of revitalizing circulation and inducing a more stable blood flow and chi.

Qi Gong Services

Qi gong is an exercise of aligning respiration, movement, and consciousness for exercise, treatment, and meditation and is frequently considered as a practice to harmonize qi (chi).


Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a medical modality that is part of the Traditional Chinese medical system. Acupuncture works on the theory that Qi/Chi (the body’s vital life energy) flows through the body via channels or meridians. Another way to view this is that the channel or meridian system is the body’s energetic circulatory system where vital energy or “Qi/Chi” flows.

Each meridian connects with one or more of the body’s internal organs as well as other systems throughout the body. When the body’s systems are not in balance, disease and illness occur. Symptoms range from pain, infertility, irregular menstruation, headaches, fatigue, stress and anxiety to autoimmune disorders. Utilizing the meridian/channel system as the primary diagnostic tool TCM practitioners are able to determine where the imbalance arises from.

Once the imbalance has been determined, small, sterile, disposable acupuncture needles are inserted strategically along specific meridians that correspond to the system that is experiencing disharmony. There are over 350 acupuncture points that have their own therapeutic effect and are selected according to each individual’s signs and symptoms as part of an acupuncture point prescription to treat a patient’s overall health.


Fertility Services

Our philosophy is grounded in our serious respect and compassion for our patients. We address each patient independently, and look to create our fertility plan for treatment depending on what will be the most expedient method to pregnancy, while taking into consideration the very unique needs of that specific patient.

Our organization specializes in therapy for infertility and other reproductive conditions – male and female – using fertility acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and other traditional Chinese medicine practices. Peer-reviewed analysis on Acupuncture and Infertility demonstrates that five potential physiological elements have been postulated because of its positive results:

  • Fertility Acupuncture may mediate the production of chemicals and stimulate the making of gonadotropin delivering hormone, thereby having an influence on menstrual cycles, ovulation and fertility.
  • Acupuncture may increase the circulation of blood to the Uterus, controlling uterine central sympathetic nerve activity.
  • Fertility Acupuncture may promote the creation of endogenous opioids, which can inhibit the neurological system output and the biological stress impulse.
  • Acupuncture may increase serotonin thresholds.
  • Fertility Acupuncture may beneficially impact cortisol and prolactin levels throughout the medication phase of IVF therapy with a pattern toward more fertile cycle characteristics.

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Please contact us to schedule an appointment, ask if Michigan Integrative Medicine can help you with your specific health condition. We look forward to speaking with you.