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Benefits of care at an integrative health center

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Optimal health is all about balance, focusing on everything from body and mind to spirit and emotions. Focusing on one or two but not all of these areas won’t lead to optimal health; if one part is not working properly, all the other parts will be affected.

This is the purpose of integrative health centers – one location to focus on the whole person in body, mind, and spirit. Integrative health, also often referred to as holistic health, means that rather than having to rely on separate specialists for fitness, nutrition, rehabilitation, and optometry, you can receive all of that and much more all under one roof.

Here are several key benefits of receiving care at an integrative health center.

Preventative approach

Outside of an integrative environment, most people only pay a visit to a doctor or specialist when they feel something specific needs to be addressed. Integrative health encourages patients to visit on regularly scheduled timelines in order to optimize their lifestyle and to prevent any issues from occurring in the first place. This also helps form the right plan for you and ensures you stick to it and are seeing the results you want to see.

Western Wisconsin Health has a state-of-the-art fitness center and therapeutic pool we encourage patients and community members to use to keep their bodies strong and fit year-round. We also offer health coaching and dietitian visits to ensure what you’re putting into your body helps you get the most out of it.

All aspects are considered

A nagging physical ailment may not be due to the physical body itself, but to one or multiple other factors relating to the mind or lifestyle habits. Integrative care analyzes how the different areas of your life are working together and where improvements can be made that will foster the greatest benefit.

Treatment isn’t just limited to prescribed drugs, but to improving the areas of life that need to improve so as to achieve the best picture of overall health. Acupuncture, for example, can not only relieve neck and back pain, but can also reduce anxiety, help improve depression, relieve nausea or morning sickness, and more.

Fewer side-effects

We’ve all seen the prescription drug commercials that list off a myriad of side-effects toward the end, many of which sound at least as troubling as the condition the drug is trying to remedy in the first place. Integrative practices are designed to limit side-effects that can occur quite often in traditional medicine, so you won’t have to worry about weight gain, mood swings, or any other issues as you undergo treatment.

For instance, patients at Western Wisconsin Health are offered acupuncture, massage therapy, aromatherapy, and more during their stay to help reduce pain and support a quick recovery.

Build stronger bonds

Going to the same location for all your health and wellness needs means you’re able to build stronger relationships with your care providers – relationships that will grow over time and that will lead to greater long-term health results.

This also means the team will get to know you better, understanding your goals, limits, and what needs to be done in order to achieve the healthiest you. They’ll have a comprehensive picture of the whole you, not just what can be discerned from a medical record.

More time with the doctor

At-length sit-downs with doctors can be rather difficult to come by in many settings, making it tough to fully connect with them in regard to your overall health. Integrative health centers make time to connect with patients and to understand what needs to improve in their lives to reach their goals.

Integrative medicine involves the patient in their own health as a partner with the doctor, providing true one-on-one attention aimed at best serving them.

Functional medicine from Western Wisconsin Health is often considered the future of traditional medicine due to its focus on prevention and use of modern technology. It’s a science-based approach, used to identify and address root causes to deliver a health plan unique to your needs.

Recap of integrative health care benefits

  • One location focused on optimizing your overall health in mind, body, and spirit
  • Preventative approach to foster a healthy lifestyle and keep issues from arising
  • A comprehensive approach to diagnoses and treatment
  • Fewer side-effects
  • Stronger bonds with your health care providers
  • More one-on-one attention with your doctors
  • And more

Optimize your care at Western Wisconsin Health

Western Wisconsin Health offers integrative care that is both simple and natural, focusing on overall wellbeing with the goal of improving the quality of life for all patients. Schedule an appointment today to optimize your health in mind, body, and spirit.

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