Why do people seek an integrative medicine approach for their health concerns?
Some patients come who aren't quite "sick" but want to increase their well-being and learn about how to prevent illness. They are looking for optimal health and longevity.
Some reasons these patients seek care because they are
-experiencing low energy/fatigue.
-interested in learning about illness/disease prevention.
-experiencing an overwhelming stressful lifestyle.
-feeling burned out and run down.
-interested in increased performance (mental acuity and/or athletic endurance).
-looking to age with grace, ease, and vitality.
-seeking longevity and feeling good—adding life to their years, not just years to their life.
-looking for help with nutrition.
-looking to lose weight.
-curious about holistic therapies available.
-looking to maintain the high degree of health and wellness they already enjoy.
Existing Health Concerns
Some patients come because they already have a diagnosed condition or have symptoms that need assessment and treatment.
They may be looking for something to complement the Western treatment they are receiving, or they may be looking for a more natural approach to treating their condition.
The Santa Monica Wellness Center can offer support for the following health concerns:
Acute/Chronic Pain: headaches (including migraines), neck, shoulder, back, knee, joint pain; tendonitis, fibromyalgia, arthritis, inflammation, trauma, sprains/strains
Brain Health: Memory, Focus
Chronic Fatigue/Low Energy & Vitality
Immune System Imbalance: Autoimmune concerns, chronic infections, chronic fatigue
Women's Health Concerns: Difficult/irregular Menstruation; PMS, menopausal symptoms, infertility, pregnancy support, health of breasts, ovaries, uterus, vagina; Cancer Risk Reduction Education; PCOS, Osteoporosis
Digestive/Gastrointestinal Concerns: Bloating, IBS, colitis, IBD, Crohn's, GERD/reflux, constipation/diarrhea, dysbiosis (candida/parasite/gut ecology imbalance), nausea
Cardiovascular Health: Cholesterol issues, high blood pressure, heart disease prevention and care
Metabolic Imbalances: Diabetes, hypoglycemia, weight management, insulin resistance, thyroid concerns, hormone imbalances
Respiratory Health: stop smoking program, allergies, asthma, COPD, bronchitis, colds/flus, sinus/throat conditions
Skin conditions: Eczema, psoriasis, acne, allergies
Emotional Challenges: anxiety, depression, irritability, mood swings, poor stress management, adrenal stress, sleep disorders
Urinary/Kidney: Kidney support, Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection, interstitial cystitis
Environmental Health Concerns: Assessing and reducing toxic exposures and influences that can contribute to a variety of health challenges; Heavy metal toxicity
Longevity and Vitality Support: Natural Aesthetics, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Telemere and Genomic Testing to Reduce Risk Factors
Men's Health: Prostate Health, ED, Hormone Imbalances, Osteoporosis
In providing care, we offer a variety of services that are often part of your individualized treatment plan. They can include: