“We’re making the connections between
the medicine we know, the lifestyle factors
we all can change and treating patients as
partners in their own health plans.”
What is Integrative Medicine?
Integrative Neurology represents a collaboration of people and practices founded upon finding new ways to treat neurological diseases and related disorders. We regularly treat conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases , stroke-related disorders and more. With approximately 55% of children today suffering with chronic illness, up from 4% in 1964, Dr. Gazda also sees patient for such pediatric diseases as PANS, PANDAS, Austism and ADHD and others.
Integrative medicine does not preclude using or recognizing the need for conventional medicine and the science behind it. Rather, it combines and incorporates the systems-based approach of functional medicine to provide a whole-body picture of each patient’s health. This holistic modality means we consider all the factors, both physical and lifestyle-wise, that may impact your health from diet and environment to activity levels and state of mind. It’s a science-based view that looks more closely at the origins or root of an illness to determine what might have contributed either positively or negatively to your condition. And from there, we can design a better treatment plan that’s truly all about you.
Understanding the Approaches
There can be some overlap as well as some definite distinctions between integrative medicine and other approaches: