What is Integrative Medicine?
Integrative medicine combines conventional western medicine with holistic medicine to improve patient care. Rather than practice one type of medicine, integrative physicians will often combine therapies and treatment approaches to ensure the best results for her patients.
Part of an Integrative Medicine treatment plan may include traditional Allopathic Medicine combined with:
- Homeopathic injections
- Meditation/relaxation techniques
- Movement/activity: Tai chi, Qigong, Yoga, Pilates
- Nutritional recommendations
- Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Melfi is a spine and musculoskeletal specialist who is board certified by the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine in Syracuse. She offers patients the tools needed to take charge of their health; focusing on long-term solutions by incorporating complementary treatments such as acupuncture, exercise, nutrition, supplements and more. This encourages life-long wellness rather than simply treating symptoms.