Why Integrative Medicine?

Pediatric Associates of Jacksonville’s Integrative Medical Center

Learn more about Integrative Medicine from Dr.O!

Integrative Medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative.

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The Principles of Integrative Medicine:

  • A partnership between patient and practitioner in the healing process
  • Appropriate use of conventional and alternative methods to facilitate the body’s innate healing response
  • Consideration of all factors that influence health, wellness and disease, including mind, spirit and community as well as body
  • A philosophy that neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies uncritically
  • Recognition that good medicine should be based in good science, be inquiry driven, and be open to new paradigms
  • Use of natural, effective, less-invasive interventions whenever possible
  • Use of the broader concepts of promotion of health and the prevention of illness as well as the treatment of disease
  • Training of practitioners to be models of health and healing, committed to the process of self-exploration and self-development

Talks and Reviews:

Integrative Medicine Explained on Dr. Oz!

href=”http://www.today.com/health/herbal-medicine-goes-mainstream-breaking-it-down-dr-oz-1D79574377″ target=”_blank”>Click to view the video of the Dr. Oz show from April 24, 2014 explaining what Integrative Medicine is and how it is enhancing health care in America.

Cutting Edge Medicine

Methylation and Nutrigenomics Conference Review by Dr Aylin Ozdemir:

On October 12-13, 2013, Dr Lynch presented on methylation and nutrigenomics at Bastyr University. Listen to Dr Ozedemir explain how she found the conference. More importantly, she states how refreshing it is to finally attend a conference which is patient-centered vs just treatment-centered. A full DVD recording of this event will be available January 2014.

Neuroplasticity:

Changing one’s Brain and shaping one’s life:

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young is the Creator and Director of Arrowsmith School and Arrowsmith Program, and the author of the international best-selling book The Woman Who Changed Her Brain. She holds a B.A.Sc. in Child Studies from the University of Guelph, and a Master’s degree in School Psychology from the University of Toronto (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education). Arrowsmith-Young is recognized as the creator of one of the first practical applications of the principles of neuroplasticity to the treatment of learning disorders. Her program is implemented in 54 schools internationally.