Integrative Medicine Specialist

Optimum Medical -  - Board Certified Internal Medicine

Optimum Medical

Board Certified Internal Medicine & Orthopedic Specialists located in Newport Beach, CA

Integrative medicine is another term for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This type of health care combines traditional Western medicine with alternative therapies and treatments. At Optimum Medical in Newport Beach, California, internist Sahar Lashin, MD, and the team practice integrative wellness. If you want to improve your health and the quality of your life, call or use the online booking tool to make your appointment today.

Integrative Medicine

What is integrative wellness?

Traditionally, Western medicine focused on diagnosing a particular health problem and working to mask or eliminate the symptoms. Integrative wellness takes a different approach and looks at the human body holistically.

Instead of working to treat a specific symptom like chronic pain, integrative wellness works to achieve whole-body health through preventive measures and alternative therapies. Thanks to this unique approach, integrative wellness typically provides more positive and longer-lasting outcomes.

What are the benefits of integrative wellness?

Integrative medicine is healing-focused instead of disease-focused. The team at Optimum Health Clinics uses integrative medicine to help patients’ achieve equilibrium in their bodies, minds, and spirits. Simply stated, integrative wellness encourages whole-body health.

What are some examples of integrative wellness?

The team at Optimum Medical use integrative wellness to help men and women living with cancer, persistent pain, chronic fatigue, and ailments like fibromyalgia. Depending on your symptoms, your provider could recommend:

  • Dietary supplements
  • IV Nutrition
  • Advanced Blood Lab Tests
  • Deep breathing exercises
  • Cupping

If you suffer from depression or anxiety, your doctor might also recommend meditation or mindfulness practice to help ease stress and the feeling that you’re overwhelmed by life’s challenges.

Who is a good candidate for integrative wellness?

Anyone who wants to improve their general health and well-being can benefit from integrative wellness. The team also recommends integrative wellness for men and women who are living with chronic conditions like cancer, diabetes, and fibromyalgia.

People who combine traditional and integrative treatments typically feel better faster. In addition, integrative medicine encourages treatments with no use of drugs. As a result, you’re less likely to experience adverse side effects like nausea, dizziness, or lightheadedness.

Are there any risks associated with integrative wellness?

Integrative wellness is safe and well-tolerated, but it’s not a substitute for conventional medical treatment.

If you’re interested in learning more about integrative wellness, schedule a consultation with the team at Optimum Medical. Following a thorough exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your symptoms, they can develop a treatment plan that’s right for you.

Request your integrative wellness appointment today. Call or use the online booking tool to schedule your appointment.