Integrated Healthcare is healing-oriented treatment that considers the whole person (Spirit, Mind & Body), and incorporates all aspects of lifestyle into the patients care. It makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional (medicine) and alternative therapies. Sometimes, this means that we refer to a medical practitioner for medication, surgery or further diagnostic testing when the patient’s signs and symptoms warrant this. We start with addressing your pain, injury or illness to help manage the symptoms, and simultaneously seek to identify the underlying cause of your health issues and address that as well. This might include seeing our acupuncturist for pain management first, or our Chiropractic doctor, for improving the nervous system, or our Naturopath for natural remedies. It may also mean a referral for exercise prescription as rehabilitation, or performance enhancement, or our massage therapist for deep tissue therapy for underlying muscle spasm, or for simple relaxation. We might even teach you a meditation process to calm your mind and Spirit during the day to help with stress.