What is Integrative Medicine?
"The most significant lesson I relearn with every patient is how complex our uniqueness really is. This individuality defines our core metabolism and biochemistry. Our unique metabolic puzzle supports our ability to pay attention, inhibit unwanted behaviors, and regulate our moods."
- James M. Greenblatt, MD
Integrative medicine provides patient-centered science-based care by analyzing each patient’s unique genetic, biochemical and nutritional status. Instead of narrowly focusing on a diagnosis, we view the human body as a complex network of interacting systems, each influencing the whole.
Most modern psychiatry is based on psychopharmacology, with medications prescribed based on patient symptoms with trial and error. The process of finding the right medication can be lengthy and frustrating with no sign of relief from their symptoms.
Integrative Psychiatry is a specialized program of Functional Medicine that works to restore optimal health and vitality. The practice of Integrative Psychiatry is based on five core beliefs:
Integrative psychiatry recognizes your unique biochemistry and nutritional needs.