The art and science of healing.
Integrative Medicine is the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between the practitioner and the patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals, and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.
John C. Moore, MD
Dr. Moore is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Allergy & Immunology, and is a diplomate of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine.
How Is Integrative Different from Conventional Medicine?
Conventional medicine can treat many diseases, but doesn’t always concentrate on all components of good health. Integrative medicine primarily focuses on guiding you in making dietary and lifestyle changes that can prevent, relieve or reverse the effects of chronic diseases.
Integrative Medicine addresses these important aspects of health and focuses on prevention to help you enjoy a better quality of life. By identifying risk factors before disease appears and providing tools that allow you to manage your own health, Integrative Medicine can help:
We understand that healing involves not just physical recovery, but also a return to mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. To ensure integrated recovery, we incorporate all forms of healthcare into the patient experience so that we are treating the whole person, and not just the condition.
Integrative Medicine: Proven Benefits
Increasingly, research shows that how we live, what we think, and how we feel affect our health. For example, hostility, depression, and loneliness contribute to heart disease. Stress can exacerbate infections and asthma. High-fat diets can lead to coronary disease and cancer. Obesity is a major factor in the development of type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Integrative Medicine can reverse the consequences of unhealthy lifestyles, prevent illness, and reduce symptoms, resulting in:
What to expect:
Integrative Medicine techniques support the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Reducing stress and promoting a state of relaxation leads to better health. We believe that you can achieve optimal health when you engage in your own healing and feel empowered to make lifestyle changes. The practices and techniques that may be recommended include:
Who Can Benefit?
An integrative approach has become very popular in the United States, with approximately 40% of adults using some form of complementary medicine. You may benefit from Integrative Medicine if you suffer from a chronic illness and wish to reduce the severity or frequency of disease episodes and enjoy a better quality of life.
Appointments and Cost:
Appointments with Dr. Moore are covered under most health plans. Initial appointments are one hour and follow-up visits are subsequently scheduled.
Appointment Scheduling: 563-584-4550