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The terms “complementary,” and “alternative” medicine are often used interchangeably, but in reality may refer to different types of medicine to different people.
Together, they are sometimes referred to by the acronym CAM. Integrative medicine, as defined by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, “combines mainstream medical therapies and CAM therapies for which there is some high-quality scientific evidence of safety and effectiveness.”
One goal of Holistic Care Medicine is to stimulate the body’s natural healing response, so we embrace the concept of Integrative Medicine in our clinics in both Bala Cynwd and Elkins Park.
I feel very fortunate to have finally found Megan. I have dealt with GI issues for decades, seen mainstream and alternative caregivers without success.
Megan has been able to alleviate my pain with Accupuncture and other modalities and I’m feeling better than I have in a very long time. As we’ve worked together she has been supportive and kind. She is caring and takes great joy in making people better. I would recommend her to anyone!
~ Renee G
Benefits of Integrative Medicine
Relationship between doctor and patient is seen as a partnership
All factors that influence health, wellness and disease are considered
The root of illness is addressed, not the symptoms
Excellent for chronic issues, when conventional medicine hasn’t brought the individual any relief
Ensures personal attention by the practitioner
Treatments or interventions are natural and less invasive whenever possible
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