Integrative Medicine in Gahanna, OH
There are two types of medical care commonly used to help treat and heal patients suffering from various chronic conditions and diseases, conventional and alternative medicine. Progressive Health & Rehab in Gahanna, OH, uses an integrative medicine approach that combines both of these approaches to achieve the best results using the safest methods.
Why Integrated Medicine?
Following our belief that no two patients and no two conditions are exactly alike, our licensed and trained medical specialists realize that there cannot be a cookie cutter or formulated approach to treating patients. By taking an integrative medicine approach to healthcare, our staff has the ability to diagnose and treat each patient's condition using the benefits of both traditional medical doctor care as well as alternative practices by skilled medical specialists. A personalized care plan using both methods will provide healing results for a better quality of life.
With pain and discomfort from many of the conditions we treat caused by a variety of factors including diet, allergies, sleep patterns, and posture, an integrated medical plan allows our specialists to suggest non-invasive and drug-free treatments and lifestyle changes for pain management.
Alternative vs. Traditional Medicine
So what exactly is alternative medicine? Simply put, alternative medicine utilizes unconventional methods to treat illness, injury, and a host of other medical issues. Common alternative medical procedures and areas of study include:
- Acupuncture – a traditional Chinese medicine technique that uses needles to stimulate specific points around the body
- Chiropractic Care – a branch of medicine in which a trained professional called a chiropractor uses different techniques to adjust ("manipulate") the spine or other parts of the body to alleviate pain and achieve proper alignment
- Herbal Medicine – this alternative medical practice uses herbal supplements administered topically or ingested orally to heal wounds and mitigate chronic conditions.
Traditional, or conventional, medical treatments typically rely on drugs, radiation, and surgery to treat medical conditions. Since these methods can lead to reliance on medications, side-effects, and lengthy recovery times, relying solely on these practices to treat pain conditions can lead to more problems for patients and can end up being ineffective.
The benefit of choosing a medical care partner like Progressive Health & Rehab for the treatment of your chronic pain condition is that you will receive the best care from licensed and skilled medical specialists whether it is with an alternative or conventional medical treatment. Our staff is experienced and trained to discuss all of your options with you so that you can make the best and most educated decisions on your health care treatments.
Based on your unique medical situation, we can review available treatments, the pros and cons, and even the ins and outs of your insurance coverage.